With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.
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Pushing the boundaries of its artistic design even further, Louis Erard reveals a completely unique triptych. Alain Silberstein was given carte blanche, designing the series of three watches like a picture over three panels. Three lots of 178 models at accessible prices.
From the late 19th century onwards Louis Vuitton has offered its clientele, including elegant travellers and explorers alike, practical and long-lasting trunks, reputed for their ingenuity and modernist elegance. The contemporary look of these trunks has historically been enhanced by the use of technical materials such as zinc, copper and aluminium, making them very light. These tropical trunks had the advantage of being water resistant and protecting linen or fragile scientific instruments.
After Starfleet Machine and Melchior the robot, introducing Arachnophobia, the spider-clock that spins a new stage in the partnership launched in 2009 between Max Büsser & Friends and clockmaker L'Epée.
Vacheron Constantin has set a new record for the world's most complicated watch, in the form of Reference 57260. A symbolic figure, as 57 corresponds to the number of complications built into this pocket watch while 260 represents the number of years of uninterrupted activity by the oldest watch Manufacture, an anniversary being celebrated this year.
Reference 57260 is a double-dial horological masterwork of hitherto unimaginable complication and technical innovation. It was developed over a period of eight years by a team of three of the company's Master Watchmakers. Made using the classic principles of watchmaking along with resolutely 21st century thinking, this watch is an original creation exhibiting a total of 57 complications, several of which are entirely new and unique.
Audemars Piguet has an uninterrupted history of creating exceptional perpetual calendar watches that goes back to the company’s origins over 140 years ago.