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?
Deconstructivism is the key to Vortex, the latest "Concept d'Exception" from Hautlence. It reprises the movement from the brand's HL2, which it rotates 90° and sets inside an astonishing new exterior. The result is architectural and luminous, complex and ethereal. Pure Hautlence.
MB&F celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2015 with the tagline “A creative adult is a child who survived.” One film that children (and many adults) of all ages love is Star Wars and who could forget the frantic swarms of the Imperial fleet's TIE fighters as they battle the Alliance. The TIE fighter-inspired MusicMachine 3 (MM3) is proof positive that both the child and the Force are still going strong within MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser – who was 10 years old when he first saw Star Wars in 1977.
First Margot, an animated watch introduced last year, and now Marguerite, the second timepiece which the Le Locle watchmaker has imagined exclusively for women. This latest creation has no strictly horological complication but does feature an intriguing dial display that magically alternates hour numerals with a romantic message. Price-wise, Marguerite is significantly more affordable than its predecessor.
The current slowdown in watch sales is behind a dangerous build-up of inventory at retailers. "Dr" Goldberger is offering a tripartite solution by selling this unwanted stock at pre-owned prices in the United States. A credit note from the brands makes up the shortfall.
The House of Harry Winston is honored to donate the one-of-a-kind Ocean Dual Time Retrograde Only Watch to the Only Watch charity auction, benefiting the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM). This incredible philanthropic event, under the kind patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, will be held on November 7, 2015.
The Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget is reiterating its support for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy by taking part in Only Watch for the sixth consecutive time. The charity auction of unique pieces will take place on November 7th 2015 in Geneva. This exceptional event will be preceded by a travelling exhibition that will start at the Monaco Yacht Show from September 23rd to 26th 2015, followed by stopovers around the world.