Luminosity is at the heart of the latest creation from Urwerk. The time display, left visible by the cover that locks over the trademark satellite hours, gives off a green glow, hence the Kryptonite name. Guaranteed danger-free.
Having acquired Watchfinder, a UK-based platform for buying and selling pre-owned watches, Richemont is the first big name to enter the increasingly coveted and fast-growing market for second-hand timepieces.
Deloitte's latest Millennial Survey leaves little room for doubt. Uneasy about the growth of Industry 4.0 and its attendant technologies, millennials see business as focusing too much on the bottom line and not enough on society and the environment. What are the main takeaways of this year's report?
Ulysse Nardin chose the Cannes Film Festival to launch a Hyperspace version of its Executive Skeleton Tourbillon. A Star Wars spacecraft provided the inspiration. Miniature painting and high mechanics are in command.
Over the past three years, Girard-Perregaux has upped the game of the Laureato, first launched in 1975. Its bold lines lend themselves brilliantly to the new Laureato Chronograph in steel or pink gold, with two case sizes and three dial colours.
Vacheron Constantin's Traditionnelle line is reserved for contemporary interpretations of Geneva's grand watchmaking tradition. Two new models join the collection, one a complete calendar and the other a tourbillon, in pink gold or in platinum, in the Excellence Platine collection.
Richemont's results for the year to end March 2018 may lack sparkle, they are also indicative that the group is positioning itself strongly for the next thirty years; the kind of farsightedness that has so far been crowned with success.
This new version takes its cue from the original design, launched in 1994, with features that include rectangular, luminous hands and a quarter-seconds scale to measure short intervals.