Intimately bound up with Blancpain's identity, two emblematic red gold timepieces from the Villeret line - the Quantième Complet and the Ultraplate - are now available with blue dials.
In the wake of the First World War, Swiss watchmaking underwent a period of profound crisis, resulting in a State-led reorganisation of the sector. This rescue operation took the form of cartel agreements that remained in place until the 1960s. Part one: the 1920s and 1930s.
Ulysse Nardin's Freak neXt concept watch is a showcase for the brand's technology, not least flexible silicon blades. This prototype prefigures the next generation of Freak watches.
Swatch Group is struggling to convince investors. Its share price has been virtually flat since January, after losing 42% over the last seven months of 2018. Richemont, in comparison, is making headway. Meanwhile, French luxury groups are flying high.
Panerai broke new ground in 2010 with a dive watch in bronze, a metal appreciated for the patina it acquires over time. It returns this year as part of the Submersible collection, with the introduction of a ceramic disc on the bezel.
First jumping, now sliding! Manufacture DeWitt offers a creative view of time with the original and amusing Academia Slide.
The ethos of Kari Voutilainen is captured in this 28ti, whose elegant, sturdy mechanism is housed inside a stylish and robust case. The dial is removed, leaving a clear view of the superbly finished movement.
Nomos enters the sport watch segment with the Club neomatik 42, which is also the first Nomos watch to have a metal bracelet. Generously sized at 42mm and water-resistant to 300 metres, it's made for an active life.