Most dive watches aren't worn for diving but still have to comply with criteria that are calculated for the toughest conditions. This, and some clever design touches, have won dive watches an army of fans. A look at some of the ones on show in Basel.
Officine Panerai and Oracle Team USA are all at sea… The team is hoisting the sails on the new America’s Cup Class boat while the Italian brand is unveiling the official watches of this 35th America’s Cup.
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A profusion of flowers, a string of hearts, every shade of pink from pastel to peony… watchmakers have succumbed to Cupid's arrow with timepieces that ask, will you be my Valentine?
Watchmaking, which counts time, is jealous of art, which has broken free of time. And is prey to doubts: is watchmaking also an art? Sometimes, yes. But is reproducing an existing pictorial work on a dial really the best way to achieve this coveted status? In which case the classics are a temptation that is hard to resist.
Morning dew, scattered showers, russet leaves and the scent of wild mushrooms are there to remind you that today is the first day of autumn. But does your watch know?
The stars who walked the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival did so in dazzling company, as Jaeger-LeCoultre exclusively revealed its latest High Jewelry watches. The Manufacture, partner to the Mostra for the twelfth year running, also reiterated its support of the restoration of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, with its paintings by Tintoretto. Roll camera action!
Suddenly they are everywhere. A sign of the times, perhaps? Skulls emerging from the dark corners of our epoch to remind us that ours is a fleeting existence. Here are some of the most recent models to link arms with Death. Would you "die" for them?