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?
Beginning a new era in watchmaking excellence, Omega and Metas proudly share the creation, process and results of the industry-changing Master Chronometer certification.
The first event of its kind in the Middle East, Dubai Watch Week got underway on October 18th. Organised by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the region's foremost watch retailer, this first edition aims to familiarise the public with the art of horology.
A slight protrusion on the crown is the only indication of an additional mechanism that promises even more user-friendliness. With models in white gold and red gold, this latest addition to the family is a stylish expression of understated luxury.
The Clé de Cartier Flying Tourbillon watch, graced with an entirely diamond-set case, beats to the rhythm of one of the most fascinating Fine Watchmaking complications: the flying tourbillon. A tour de force or a demonstration of elegance depending on the wearer’s point of view, this flying tourbillon, carefully developed by the Cartier Manufacture workshops, contains all the watchmaking symbols of a rich heritage that is proclaimed and renewed.
A faithful observer of nature in motion, Van Cleef & Arpels offers a new interpretation of birds in its Extraordinary Dials collection. In three limited editions of 22 timepieces, lucky birds soar above tableaux of hard stone marquetry. This theme has always inspired the Maison’s creations, evoking positive values of freedom and love.
Patek Philippe says of its Ref. 5073 minute repeater that it is “the ideal timekeeping instrument for successful men who appreciate the aesthetic appeal of the master jeweler's art as much as they are fascinated by the complexities of Haute Horlogerie.” But perhaps it’s the other way around: The 5073 is for women who appreciate the complexities of haute horlogerie as much as the appeal of the master jeweler’s art.