Watchmakers have always been at pains to shield their movements from magnetic fields. But as science has progressed, a handful of visionaries have searched for ways to turn magnetism to their advantage. This two-part article - an MRI of the latest developments – explains just what the big attraction is.
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The seventh edition of ONLY WATCH sale of unique watches will take place in Geneva on November 11th to raise funds for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This four-part series takes a look at some of the watches under the auctioneer's hammer.
The Le Locle watchmaker returns to its best-seller for an 8-piece limited edition with black PVD titanium case, a skull on the tourbillon carriage, and a choice of stingray or personalised strap. Introducing the X-TREM-1 – StingHD prior to Baselworld.
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?
Complications are, for watchmakers, a means of expressing their mechanical ingenuity and sense of innovation. Despite an economic climate that inspires prudence, a good many Maisons have chosen to shun simplicity. A round-up of what's on show at SIHH.
The trend-setting new Maestro delivers a seven-day power reserve, a conical large date and an original Memo reminder function. The panoramic view of the movement adds the "wow" factor.
The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is continuing its transformation with the arrival of Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin, as well as five artisan-creators and independent workshops, who will join the “ Carré des Horlogers ”. Normally restricted to industry professionals only, the SIHH, which will take place from 16 to 20 January 2017 at Palexpo, will also be opening its doors to the general public on the Friday.
Christophe Claret embraces ancestral traditions and contemporary watchmaking with a rendition of the X-TREM-1 in damascened steel. The spectacular aesthetic results from a complex layering technique, matched by an inclined flying tourbillon with a magnetic display of retrograde hours and minutes.