Sport's great, especially when it involves a dinner party. In which case, you need a timepiece to match. One that plays hard and is elegant in victory. Fortunately, watchmakers are one step ahead.
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First shown in 2015, the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater is the world’s only watch that combines a mechanical jumping numerals display with a decimal minute repeater. This complicated timepiece now comes in a limited 30-watch edition in white gold with a deep-blue dial.
The brands that have taken up sport this year are putting elegance ahead of performance, fashioning every detail of beautifully styled watches that are happy to lead an inactive life. We take a tour of what's on offer from the brands at Watches & Wonders.
The online launch of Watches & Wonders 2020 spotlights what will be the first trends in watchmaking this year. Special mention goes to astronomical complications and skeleton watches, while women's collections get into shape with form watches. Sport-luxe is another of the year's big winners.
In watchmaking, nowhere is excellence more evident than in the complications that take a timepiece into another dimension, fuelled by the genius of brands always ready to reinvent themselves. As demonstrated at Watches & Wonders.
Design over complications. The time-only watch (with the possible addition of a date display) is considered by many to be the true litmus test of a maker's expertise. Women's watches are a prime illustration. Here are selected examples ahead of Watches & Wonders 2020.
Back in the early 1970s, design legend Gérald Genta put pencil to paper and imagined the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. The sports-luxe watch was born. Some fifty years later, this hybrid aesthetic is as popular as ever, as confirmed by these ten recent releases that fuse case and bracelet into one.
To mark the second breakfast meeting held at the Bucherer Gallery in Geneva under the auspices of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, a new group of enthusiasts gathered to debate the concept of value in the current watchmaking scene. Once again, the lessons learned were many and varied.
It's something people have been wanting for a long time: A. Lange & Söhne has introduced its first series-produced steel sports watch to the lineup.