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.
A 41mm Arceau watch in pink gold frames a horse's head, borrowed from Hermès' "Robe du Soir" silk scarf. The design is assembled from 2,200 tiny pieces of leather. A reminder of the company's heritage as a saddle-maker, it is proposed as a limited edition of twelve numbered pieces.
A world-first in watchmaking, F.P.Journe offers a chance to hear the binaural sound of the Sonnerie Souveraine at www.fpjourne.com, recorded in the anechoic chamber of EPFL technology university in Lausanne.
At the recent Monaco Yacht Show, Ulysse Nardin presented four new additions to the Diver Chronometer collection, with black and blue redesigns joined by a Diver Great White and a special Monaco version, both limited editions.
Roger Dubuis roared into Macao with partner Lamborghini and Taiwanese rapper Will Pan for the latest leg of its promotional tour. Fans were treated to a special viewing of the new Excalibur Spider Carbon together with the Excalibur Shooting Star trilogy, for the brand's female fans.
Omega hosted a special event in Shanghai for the premiere of its new Constellation "Manhattan" collection, with 101 models in three sizes. Taking the stage for the evening were Cindy Crawford, Nicole Kidman, Alessandra Ambrosio and Liu Shishi.
In a stunning display of gem-setting expertise, the Premier Precious Moon Phase Automatic 36mm gives pride of place to the moonphase complication on a blue or tobacco-coloured aventurine dial.