As the watch industry embraces affordable luxury, less than €5,000 will buy you a timepiece by the most prestigious names. Here's our selection of ten new styles for men and women.
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Baume & Mercier
Baume & Mercier's Clifton Club line welcomes two new additions: a GMT for travellers and an Automatic Bronze that combines sporting functionality with neo-retro appeal.
Three new Clifton Baumatic make their debut, with a red gold case and gradient blue dial. All three are driven by the BM13 version of the Baumatic movement, combining performance and design.
A watch whose one and only function is to give the time is probably the most difficult exercise a maker can undertake. When the emperor has no clothes, what is revealed must be beyond reproach.
Part of the return to more complex mechanisms, the perpetual calendar has much to offer. The perfect standalone complication, it is also a test of expertise. All good reasons why it should be the star of SIHH 2019.
Two schools have emerged in Fine Watchmaking in recent years, one traditional and one unconventional. In 2019, it would appear that the second category has the upper hand. Take the example of these complicated timepieces, all making their debut at SIHH and all characteristic of a new way of thinking.
Mammoth takeovers, serial partnerships, crowdfunding, new brands... in this year of renewed growth for the Swiss watch industry, the digital economy has become a vital relay for luxury.
You may have forgotten your toothbrush (hopefully not your passport!), but you won't have gone anywhere this summer without your favourite timepiece clasped to your wrist - and another one in your suitcase, if you’re lucky!