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.
Breguet offers its Classique 5177 a Grand Feu enamel dial in a unique "Breguet blue" that mirrors the brand's elegant sobriety.
Colourful dials are now an annual tradition for Glashütte Original and its Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date. Following on from last year's green are these versions in fabulous orange shades. Harking back to a hugely creative decade, they spotlight the brand's dial-makers and their expertise.
Attention to detail is evident throughout this limited-edition Breguet Marine 5517, especially created for the Swiss retailer's Blue Editions collection.
The "writing slope" case, with its inclined bezel, lends itself to multiple forms of display and has become a hallmark of Bovet's astronomical watches. This Récital 23 Moon Phase is the first time Bovet has used this architecture in a lady's watch.
Omega further extends its Seamaster Diver 300M range. The latest addition has a black ceramic case with titanium back.
Vacheron Constantin introduced the Excellence Platine collection in 2006 as a reminder of platinum's special status in prestige watchmaking. Latest to join this exclusive circle is a platinum version of the famed Traditionnelle with manual winding.