The art of transforming the glittering towers and glassy spires of a buzzing metropolis into a recognisable watch design is no mean feat. Extravagant and irreverent, the Excalibur Blacklight is an ode to vibrant cites like Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing at the height of their nightly splendour.
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This year sees the 100th anniversary of the invention of the flying tourbillon by Glashütte master watchmaker Alfred Helwig. In his honour, Glashütte Original presents the Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 – Limited Edition with the tourbillon on the reverse of the movement.
The International Motor Show in Geneva was the venue for the presentation, by Richard Mille and McLaren Automotive, of the RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph. First chance to own one of the 500 pieces in this limited edition goes to owners of a McLaren Ultimate Series.
Getting a grip on low-grip, and extreme driving conditions, Roger Dubuis launches the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero™ with double flying tourbillon and winter tyres.
Hermès introduces the first GMT function to its Slim collection, combining an Agenhor module with its H1950 in-house movement for a height of 4mm in total. The case, 9.48mm high, is crafted from palladium, a metal noted for its lightness.
H. Moser & Cie.'s much-feted and minimalist perpetual calendar lends itself to a 42mm white gold case with a fumé cosmic green dial.
A useful complication, the annual calendar needs just one date correction per year, on March 1st. This increasingly popular function makes its debut at Laurent Ferrier in the Galet School Piece.
This year marks 200 years since Edouard Bovet's first journey to China, in 1818. The Edouard Bovet Flying Tourbillon commemorates this milestone. An ingenious triple time-zone display makes this a timepiece for today's traveller.