Singular yet timeless, innovative and performance-driven, the RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph is poised at the intersection between Haute Horlogerie, dance and music. Movement is all. Movement of time, of bodies, of notes.
In 2018 he launched the Watch Trade Academy based on a new approach to distribution. A year later he set up his own brand to prove its benefits. Now Thomas Baillod is starting to reap what he has sown.
Revolutionary constructions, new materials, original functions… watchmaking is undergoing radical transformation in the twenty-first century, as each year brings its share of innovations. Here are some examples spotted at the latest presentations in Geneva.
Watch brands are increasingly under pressure to establish a distinct personality. JeanRichard is putting unprecedented accent on its sports models while Ralph Lauren concentrates on building up its three emblematic collections.
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.