Delicate and rare, the métiers d’art show watchmaking from a new perspective. Blancpain, Breguet, Bulgari, Chanel, Dior, Harry Winston, Hermès, Hublot, Jaquet Droz and Patek Philippe have again turned their hand to these exquisite crafts, with stunning results.
There's always a good reason to take a trip down memory lane, starting with the many icons that celebrate a special birthday this year. And as the community of old-school fans grows, it's clear that there is no business like vintage business.
All is revealed with the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire, which sheds light on the mechanical complexity of its movement. A spectacular new interpretation of the octagon's pure form.
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With its larger, 43-mm case, water-resistance to 1,220 metres and a new 3235 calibre, the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller is fully equipped to conquer the ocean's depths.
The Petite Heure Minute lends its uncluttered lines to the refinement of black Grand Feu enamel, the backdrop for delicate miniature painting of a lion, a pink flamingo or koi carps.
Are you Arctic or Jungle? Available in two versions for action men and action women, the Aquaracer Camouflage 300 Metres Calibre 5 is the watch for every situation.
If it's true that behind every great man, there is a great woman, Baselworld 2017 showed that there is a woman behind every watchmaker too, particularly now brands have realised the potential of a demographic that is just as appreciate of a bi-axial tourbillon as a skeleton movement.
A fascinating creature, the octopus fits perfectly with the brand's steampunk aesthetic, so don't be surprised to see it at the centre of the Deep Blue Octopus. A 47-mm black case captures the "stealth" style of this 25-piece limited edition.
The most laidback of all Patek Philippe watches lends itself to a new anniversary model in white gold. At 42 mm in diameter, it is also the largest in the Aquanaut line.