With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.
Xi Jinping’s call for “common prosperity” sent shudders through the stock market. This new policy, which portends a drop in purchasing power for the wealthiest Chinese, pushed down luxury share prices, which includes watch brands. What implications does this have?
The DeWitt calibre DW8028s uses age-old, recognized and highly reliable technical parameters in its construction: 18’000 A/h, a variable-inertia balance, a 44° angle escapement and 72 hours power reserve.
Beginning with a blank sheet of paper, MB&F and independent Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell have completely reinvented that most traditional of horological complications: the perpetual calendar. The result is Legacy Machine Perpetual, featuring a visually stunning in-house movement – developed from the ground up to eliminate the drawbacks of conventional perpetual calendars.
With production lines up and running and certification procedures green-lighted, the Omega Globemaster is about to take on the markets. The brand's executives, in Biel, presented the debut model in this first range of watches to carry Master Chronometer rating, which certifies unprecedented resistance to magnetic fields.
As part of the Opus saga, this exceptional new timepiece takes its inspiration from a symbol of the 1950s: the jukebox.
Richard Mille first unveiled the RM 58-01 Tourbillon World Timer at the 2013 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.