The latest rendition of the Tetra, a manual-winding model and a staple of the Nomos Glashütte catalogue for the past 25 years, now comes with a rich plum-coloured dial.
First imagined by the Le Sentier firm in 1959, this new interpretation in white gold swathed with diamonds is fitted with the legendary Calibre 101, the smallest mechanical movement in the world.
The phenomenon of counterfeiting has now reached an unprecedented scale. The value of the global counterfeit goods market could grow from $5.5 billion in 1982 to nearly $600 billion in 2010, which is 10% of world trade, according to Eric Woerth, the former French budget minister.
Price still isn't an obstacle for consumers of high-end products, although it plays a bigger part than before in purchasing decisions, according to a recent survey by OpinionWay for the International Luxury Business Association.
From its first incarnation with a barrel-shaped case, Chapter One from Maîtres du Temps now lends itself to a round case that is “architecturally-inspired,” in the words of this association of watchmakers, and still with the same fascinating combination of complications.
TAG Heuer makes a splash for its 150th anniversary, and unveils the first draft of a movement whose escapement has no balance spring. A revolution in the world of watchmaking. The Calibre 1887 completes the line-up. (See films.)