The new Villeret Ultraplate in platinum with blue dial focuses on the essential. Blancpain is offering this boutique exclusive as an 88-piece limited edition.
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A watch with a vintage inflection that is also very much of the moment thanks to innovative Globolight®, a ceramic compound, and SuperLumiNova®.
Women want it all: mechanisms and diamonds, innovative on the inside, sophisticated on the outside. Recent years have seen a number of brands build up their women's collections, and bring watchmaking into a new era where complications are no longer for men only.
Jean-Marc Pontroué, the new boss at Roger Dubuis, talks about the brand's four "worlds" - the gambler, the warrior, the adventurer and the diva - and the corresponding collections that it will present at the next Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.
Blancpain proved watchmaking still has ample room for superlatives when it presented the X Fathoms, its new dive watch and worthy successor to the legendary Fifty Fathoms. The launch took place among the 30,000 fish and 400 sharks in the world's biggest aquarium, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Taking the plunge was Mark A. Hayek, CEO of Blancpain.
The precepts taught by the legendary school of arts and crafts, founded by Walter Gropius in 1919 in Weimar, continue to find expression in watchmaking, led by Germany's Stowa, Junghans and Nomos. Coming after tributes from Alain Silberstein and Zeno, Patek Philippe unveiled its Annual Calendar Regulator earlier this year.
The Otturatore with its sequential display module required an additional year's work to stabilise the mechanism. As the first timepiece to be entirely developed by Grisogono, it underlines the company's determination to be seen as a serious contender in mechanical watchmaking.
Saskia maaike Bouvier has the honor of being the first woman candidate in the prestigious enclave of watchmakers which is the Horological Academy of Independent Creators.