The Maillon de Cartier watch plays on the look of the classic chain-link bracelet while inventing a new attitude for today.
The Swiss watchmaker combines elegance and craftsmanship with new high-tech features for a customised physical and digital experience, focused on performance.
De Bethune's two founders share a passion for technical innovation and use science to create timepieces that are also masterpieces.
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that” are famous and very true words spoken by Bill Shankly, the legendary and successful Liverpool coach during the Seventies.
Football has won new supporters among some brands but is struggling to seduce the Fine Watch sector.
It has been six years since Patek Philippe started to study the possibilities of the application of silicon in watchmaking techniques.
With its 1,100 members, the Société Suisse de Chronométrie is the branch's largest professional association alongside the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. Its purpose is to promote technical and scientific knowledge in the sector. Christophe Roulet met its President, Zian Kighelman.
Visitors to the IWC stand at the 2008 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie couldn't help but fall for the deliciously nostalgic charm of its decor, a quiet reminiscence of the different eras that were marked by the brand's milestone models, such as the Pilot, Portugaise or Ingenieur watches. Six models in all are honoured in the Vintage collection, launched to commemorate the Schaffhausen Manufacture's 140th jubilee (see box).