The Maillon de Cartier watch plays on the look of the classic chain-link bracelet while inventing a new attitude for today.
The Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887 combines a sporty aesthetic with a highly complicated movement and the finest hand decoration. Breguet offers this model in rose gold with a gold dial in slate grey.
Regular updates on what's happening at the brand, globetrotting to meet and greet fans, and close relations with the "friends" who help make it all happen, MB&F is the perfect specimen of horological networking.
Ralph Waldo Emerson declared that "for every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness". Seconds that flash by, carefully counted by the ticking of the watch on our wrist, that incomparable object and masterwork of applied art whose tiny space contains the extraordinary achievements of design, jewellery, mechanics and science.
At the head of R&D for the Franck Muller group, Pierre-Michel Golay has developed his own collection of ultra-complicated timepieces which could find its first commercial outlet this year in Japan.
Strapped to the wrist of the first person to freefall through the sound barrier, taking to the skies with the fathers of aviation, or en route for the poles with the first explorers, Zenith keeps the thrills coming.
With Swiss retailers largely benefiting from tourist spending, new outlets are springing up at major tourist destinations.
The models presented this year by Bovet Fleurier demonstrate its mastery of complications and superlative movement finishing. Such craftsmanship is displayed in the Amadeo, Récital and Bovet by Pininfarina collections.