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.
A look back at 2017 as we train the spotlight on a revolutionary oscillator and some remarkable achievements in materials, astronomical complications and artistic creations. Not forgetting some milestone anniversaries.
Three years after the launch of the slimmest manual-winding watch at that time, Piaget is breaking a new record in 2018 with the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic, a new timepiece with a mere 4.30 mm thickness.
A two-year slump in exports to Hong Kong has been cited as one of the main reasons for the difficulties that have dogged the Swiss watch sector in the aftermath of the strong franc. Is China to blame? If it is, the country is certainly making amends.
IWC Schaffhausen is turning 150 this year. To celebrate this milestone, the company is set to unveil a special Jubilee collection at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva comprising a total of 27 limited-edition models from the Portugieser, Portofino, Pilot’s Watches and Da Vinci families.
It will have escaped no-one's notice that a new generation took over at the head of several leading watch firms last year, as digital's growing momentum demands a fresh perspective.
In 2018, Audemars Piguet celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore, which first launched in 1993. For its pre-SIHH event, the Swiss watchmaker presents three new versions of the iconic sports watch: a re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph, as well as a new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph with a contemporary dial design developed in two versions.