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.
Some say we are now living in a post-luxury world, and if it’s true, we may be seeing the last of the tourbillons. This difficult, beautiful and expensive complication became the symbol of the now-waning 20-year boom in luxury watches. Have we encountered a luxury apocalypse? If so, these five great tourbillons introduced at SIHH 2017 may be the last of a dying species.
Deliciously vintage, fabulously funky, the Sixties Iconic collection is an array of five chronographs whose coloured dials are by Glashütte Original's own manufacturer in Pforzheim. Limited to 25 of each, there's not a minute to waste!
Maybe it takes a crisis to flush out value (good prices for quality pieces) and great selection. Ladies’ watch collections figured prominently at SIHH in Geneva last week. Beyond the high-end showpieces from the elite brands, there were some very practical, affordable choices.
The Octo's architectural case tends towards even greater purity in this new iteration. Elegant and modern with an urban touch, the Octo Roma proves that simplifying the octagon is a more complex endeavour than it may appear.
The racing dial returns on the Speedmaster Automatic, with its exciting motor-racing heritage. A dynamic design and mechanical performance are already on the starting grid for Baselworld.
In the wake of its Reference 57260 anniversary timepiece with 57 complications, first presented a little over a year ago, Vacheron Constantin returned to SIHH with two watches whose complex mechanics are equalled only by their incredible beauty.