The Maillon de Cartier watch plays on the look of the classic chain-link bracelet while inventing a new attitude for today.
The Swiss watchmaker combines elegance and craftsmanship with new high-tech features for a customised physical and digital experience, focused on performance.
Alongside sushi, sashimi and other Japanese culinary specialities, shocks, hard materials, batteries, table and wall clocks, and the analysis of precious metal coverings were on the menu at the latest ISO/TC 114 - Horology conference.
After last year's Tank Crash and Tank Anglaise, make way for the very masculine Tank MC whose 1904 movement already equips the Calibre de Cartier watch. The skeletonised version in palladium is powered by the patented 9611 movement which also equips the Santos 100.
On 25 May this year, the Théâtre de l’Heure Bleue in La Chaux-de-Fonds provided the setting for the awards ceremony of the Cartier Watchmaking Institute contest. Eight timepieces were singled out for distinction.
Concerns are being voiced over the takeover of Swiss brands by Chinese, many of whom hope for a quick return on investment.
Regatta countdowns are all the rage right now. Panerai, Corum, Louis Vuitton and Rolex have all pushed the boat out with some sharp mechanics ready to take sailors first over the start line.