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.
Articles on the subject: New Models
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.
While the “Métiers d’Art” collection by Vacheron Constantin continues to roll out a distinguished line of watches worthy of the finest master works, the expertise cultivated by the Manufacture in the field of top- flight crafts is revealed in delicate touches throughout its range of timepieces. In order to highlight one of the many skills that it perpetuates with consistent excellence, the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin presents the Traditionelle Calibre 2253 L’empreinte du dragon model featuring an entirely hand-engraved case. This fine watch is equipped with prestigious horological complications and adorned with a dragon- scale motif executed by a master-artisan who was awarded the prestigious title “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” in 2011.
Montblanc's unveiling of the new Metamorphosis II at Watches & Wonders turns the spotlight on one of the most complex movements ever developed and designed in Montblanc’s manufacture workshops in Villeret, revealing the timepiece in a completely new aesthetic.
The Manufacture Roger Dubuis continues to showcase its uncanny ability to reinterpret the essence of mechanical horology in uniquely unorthodox style with this pink gold Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic model combining admirable technical complexity and sophistication with signature aesthetic appeal. This watch is bound to be a main focus of attention at the Watches&Wonders 2014 where it is making its official international debut.
A dynamic creativity with three new small complications that are every bit as ingenious as their ‘grand’ counterparts.
Loyal to its passion for artistic crafts, Vacheron Constantin continues its demonstration of expertise with three exceptional one-of-a-kind models. These stunning timepieces from the Métiers d’Art L’éloge de la nature collection showcase several precious ornamental techniques through western or oriental-inspired animal scenes combining realism with graphic elements, and also proudly bear the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.
Cartier invents a Manufacture mechanical movement skeletonised in the shape of a dragon – that fabulous and legendary creature, a symbol of power and prestige that has been a guest of the Cartier menagerie ever since the Maison established its fi st links with China back in 1888.