These twenty-six mechanical marvels line up in front of photographer Laziz Hamani's camera. Their undeniable star quality shines through in the resulting images, shown here.
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The new Tank Anglaise watch by Cartier is about to take the markets by storm, an opportunity to paint a brief portrait of one of the most iconic collections in the history of time measurement.
Unsurprisingly, Cartier has again raised the bar for its 2012 launches. Outstanding among these new models are a Grande Complication Skeleton Pocket Watch and a Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon, Cartier's first incursion into striking watches since upping its game. The pocket watch in particular sent a ripple of approval through the audience at the presentation.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso saw daylight in 1931 in response to the need to shield the dial against knocks. Now 80 years old, it has (re)discovered a new vocation: personalisation.
The often very serious art of watchmaking has taken a whimsical detour this year. Several elite watchmakers, possibly in an effort to entertain us, have unleashed a bevy of eccentric timepieces that seem destined to become collectors’ items.
Defending the same values for an identical vision of Fine Watchmaking, the Minerva Institute, which belongs to the Richemont group, has announced a partnership with Time Aeon Foundation to ensure that the chain of knowledge continues unbroken.
Making its entrance in the Fine Watch segment this year, Maîtres du Temps brings together some of the foremost independent watchmakers for the creation of an exceptional timepiece. Christophe Claret, Roger Dubuis and Peter Speake-Marin are first to take the stage.