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.
A planet suite for a lady's wrist, courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels for SIHH 2018. Inspired by the Midnight Planetarium watch, the Lady Arpels Planetarium takes us on an odyssey through our solar system where we can observe, at actual speed, Mercury, Venus and Earth as they circle the Sun.
MB&F M.A.D. Gallery plays host to Nebula Hive, by sculptor Ivan Black. This light fixture is a reflection of the artist's talent and his passion for kinetic art. A chandelier for the twenty-first century, its spiral form and the light emanating from it are impossible to resist. Measuring a metre tall and 75 centimetres wide, this astounding light piece infiltrates the mind and the imagination.
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.
Unveiled at Dubai Watch Week, Urwerk presents a one-of-a-kind piece that reflects the city's countless riches. The UR-210 Dubai is entirely hand-engraved by Florian Güllert and captures the multiple facets of this megacity in its combination of extravagance and unique tradition.
These two new versions of the Breitling Chronoliner share the same timeless look. This aviation chronograph enables simultaneous reading of three time zones – ideal for the cockpit.