How can one construct and interpret time in the most refined way possible? Bulgari and the Japanese architect Tadao Ando have attempted to provide an answer to this equation by creating the 160-piece Octo Finissimo Tadao Ando limited series.
An ambitious initiative that delivered on its promises. After ten intense days that put watchmaking worldwide in the spotlight, Watches and Wonders 2021 brings down the curtain on a truly successful edition. New releases, major announcements, exceptional creations, panels, discussions and a hugely popular Morning Show kept interest at a high throughout what was the most important watch Salon ever held online and offline. The enthusiasm surrounding the leading names gathered in Geneva then in Shanghai can be measured by how widely the event was relayed around the globe, generating hundreds of millions of views on social media, to single out Watches and Wonders as a key gathering in a particularly delicate sanitary context.
The choir of parents and children that sang for the inaugural ceremony of Expo Milano 2015 on May 1st introduced a wonderful variation to the Italian national anthem, replacing the original words, "Let us join in a cohort / We are ready to die", with "We are ready for life." A prospect further emphasised by the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi who, when declaring the fair open, added, "Tomorrow begins today."
In 1969, just a few months before humankind’s first steps on the moon, a watch-maker presented El Primero the world’s first integrated automatic chronograph movement. That same year, one of the world’s best-known rock bands reached the height of its fame. To celebrate this pivotal date, Zenith is launching a new version of the El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tribute to The Rolling Stones.
Vacheron Constantin delights in associating the intrinsic beauty of traditional artistic crafts with the subtle and cleverly mastered mechanics of Time. Two years after its first presentation, the Manufacture unveils three new models from its Métiers d’Art Florilège collection, already famous for its dials enamelled with exotic flower motifs, as well as its horological qualities. An exquisite trilogy imbued with a romantic lyricism freshly bloomed from the Geneva workshops.
Breitling interprets the technical, understated and efficient styling of the Colt collection in a new chronograph powered by a selfwinding movement. Exactly what it needs to keep ahead of the game, including at the famous Red Bull Air Race for which Breitling serves as official timekeeper.
Continuing the company’s long tradition of engineering innovation, Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen is announcing the launch of a new device: IWC Connect.