Summer is always a great pretext to ditch monochrome in favour of brighter, sunnier shades. With more and more watchmakers lavishing colour on their dials, the opportunity is too good to miss.
Articles on the subject: New Models
A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new self-winding date, hour, minute and second references and five new self-winding chronograph models, with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours.
The Genevan manufacture is the creator of the most valuable watch at the SIHH 2009. The Kallania weighs in at five million euros and some 170 carats of diamonds.
If 2008 was a vital exercise for Montblanc in establishing the brand's credibility in the Fine Watch segment, the coming twelve months will be devoted to confirming its status with new and exceptional models. In five short years, the brand has already imposed its style with the Rieussec and Villeret ranges.
In this day and age, mention clocks to anyone familiar with the songs of Jacques Brel, and they'll think of "Les Vieux." Mention them to anyone else and they'll think of… nothing. For clocks are a long-gone feature of our mantelpieces and dressers. Yet rare as they may be, clocks never completely disappeared.
With the Calibre 9452 MC of its Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon, Cartier can now claim membership of the very select group of watch manufacturers to have been awarded the Poinçon de Genève, one of the profession's most sought-after distinctions.