Journey into the Milky Way with H. Moser & Cie. and the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine, a poetic and minimalist interpretation of the moon-phase display.
Christophe Claret presents an 8-piece limited edition Maestro Quetzalcoatl, in honour of one of the major deities of ancient Mexico. Painstakingly hand-engraved, the feathered serpent coils itself around the movement of this Maestro watch.
For Vianney Halter, in Paris for Belles Montres, the tourbillon is an exercise in style that makes no contribution to precision, but beautifully demonstrates the watchmaker's savoir-faire.
Out walking in the mountains one day, I came across an old sundial whose inscription gave me food for thought. I don't remember the exact wording, but it was something along these lines: man has always used many different materials to measure time, including light. Because we ourselves are made of many materials including, thankfully, light.
Watchmakers are heading for pastures new and countries that will be all the rage in five, maybe ten years' time. Nations that will one day join the ranks of "emerging" countries.