Unveiled at SIHH, Elégante by F.P. Journe uses a motion detector to put this electro-mechanical watch in standby mode, thereby ensuring a minimum autonomy of 8 years.
This second piece from Ferdinand Berthoud follows on from the Chronomètre FB1 in its different versions. This new watch immediately stands out for the regulator-style display that shows hours, minutes and seconds on three separate counters.
For its latest Legacy Machine, MB&F plays around with how the classic escapement is built. The result is a balance that appears to float above the dial, seemingly disconnected from any source of power.
Taking reference 6073 from 1956 as its cue, Vacheron Constantin has launched the Fiftysix collection with a first salvo of three watches. They include this day-date model with its appealing modern-retro style.
Hard stones return to Piaget with this new edition of the Altiplano Tourbillon, its dial a skilful marquetry of malachite or lapis-lazuli.
The H²O continues to track time using fluid mechanics, under a sapphire crystal dome that is as pristine and perfectly transparent as a piece of lab equipment.