This one-off piece from Parmigiani Fleurier honours the traditions of Fine Watchmaking with its perpetual calendar, minute repeater and tourbillon, which it combines with a highly contemporary finish.
British actor and Jaeger-LeCoultre brand ambassador Benedict Cumberbatch enjoyed a private watchmaking masterclass at London’s Jaeger-LeCoultre flagship store.
Since setting up their company in 2001, Stephen Forsey and Robert Greubel have been at the forefront of fundamental research into the tourbillon complication. Greubel Forsey has produced three major inventions to date and revisited the first at the SIHH 2010.
A silicon escapement chronograph in the Nicolas Rieussec collection, the ExoTourbillon Chronograph in the Villeret 1858 collection, and the Metamorphosis, the first timepiece from the TimeWriter concept: Montblanc has its sights set firmly on the prestigious circle of watch Manufactures, as the timepieces unveiled at the SIHH 2010 clearly show.
The "jeweller of kings" is asserting its identity where one would least expect, in Fine Watches for men with an eye for impressive mechanics. Always with the unity of style that distinguishes the brand.
For the centrepieces of its 2010 collections - Les Cadrans Extraordinaires and Le Pont des Amoureux - Van Cleef & Arpels has called on what are no doubt the greatest talents of today.
Since arriving at the head of the firm six months ago, Jean-Frédéric Dufour has gone all-out to refocus the collections on the brand’s fundamental values, no better symbolised than by its legendary El Primero movement.
For Michel Parmigiani, any self-respecting watch firm must be committed to understanding, mastering and promoting the branch’s ancestral savoir-faire.