Ultra-light, extra-resistant, super-luminescent, unbreakable... watch brands continue to push the envelope for the materials used to encase our watches. Here's a selection of this year's innovations.
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Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter launch strategic partnership and customer campaign with Watches & Wonders
Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter are pleased to partner, as the privileged multi-brand online retailers of Watches & Wonders, a global concept that celebrates watchmaking excellence throughout the world. Hosting digital and offline events, this concept will bring some of the industry’s most revered luxury watch brands to Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter’s extensive customer base, starting from September 28.
Tourbillons are everywhere. Simple, flying, multi-axes, built into skeleton movements or sharing the stage with other complications, this rotating mechanism is as desirable as ever.
Geneva Watch Days helped make up for the absence of the industry's traditional fairs, albeit on a much smaller scale. The 16 exhibiting brands showed watches for men of taste and men of action.
The Vintage 1945 Infinity and 1966 Infinity editions play on elegance. Exhibited at the Geneva Watch Days, these timepieces carry a message: "Onyx is the new black".
Girard-Perregaux unveils the Quasar Azure, a new iteration of the original Quasar encased in azure blue sapphire crystal, recalling the Manufacture’s first Bridges timepieces, created in 1867.
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.
Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux, believes watch brands, irrespective of size, fall into two categories: the exciting ones and the others. We found out more at Dubai Watch Week.