Summer is always a great pretext to ditch monochrome in favour of brighter, sunnier shades. With more and more watchmakers lavishing colour on their dials, the opportunity is too good to miss.
A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new self-winding date, hour, minute and second references and five new self-winding chronograph models, with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours.
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.
Grandes complications, the applied arts and extra-thin movements are Vacheron Constantin’s chosen themes this year, in true respect for a tradition that has found particular favour in China.