A hip artsy crowd gathered at Condesa, Mexico City’s trendy neighbourhood and home of established and up and coming artists to join an event hosted by TAG Heuer, the Swiss avant garde watchmaker. The American street artist Alec Monopoly transformed an art space into his workshop. The guests got a closer look into his creative process. Alec was putting finishing touches to a canvas in tribute to the Mexican solidarity and strength after the devastating earthquake of September 2017.
The Mysterious Double Tourbillon movement created at the La Chaux-de-Fonds Manufacture in 2013 represents a milestone in Cartier watchmaking history: the tourbillon appears to be suspended in mid-air with no connection to the rest of the movement.
In hibernation since the 1980s, three complete collections have resurfaced at IWC, Cartier and Girard-Perregaux, and all clearly have women in their sights. Some have been given a full revamp, others are almost exactly as we remember them. At last, these sleeping beauties shall go to the ball!
The entry-level segment has become a recurring theme among Fine Watch brands, and while efforts are clearly being made in this department, one unknown factor remains: the customer, preferably young and less inclined towards luxury.
Its perfect silhouette and distinctive font make a welcome incursion into horological complications. Deceptively simple in appearance, the Hermès Slim Quantième Perpétuel Platinum turns to one of watchmaking's most demanding feats. It is also a visual delight in blue.
After the Récital 18 Shooting Star, presented in 2016, Bovet continues its exploration of time and the universe. The Récital 20 Astérium brings together a 10-day flying tourbillon with a sky map and an annual calendar with astronomical functions.
As a useful complication, nothing beats the chronograph. A challenge to watchmakers in both construction and precision, it lends a distinctly sporty feel to the wrist, or is a fixture of complication watches. A look at the new releases at SIHH 2017.