Since May 14th, the Cannes Film Festival has kept us on the edge of our seats. Will Sophie Marceau be the victim of yet another wardrobe malfunction? Will Roman Abramovitch get a parking fine for his yacht? Grab your popcorn and enjoy the last moments of glitz and glamour on the Croisette.
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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.
What's new in the Carré des Horlogers? How about magnificent guillochage, splendid complications, a hefty dose of innovation and some not-what-you-expected designs. "Carré" may be French for square, these contemporary brands have no trouble thinking outside the box.
Since 2005, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie has been recognised around the world as the leading authority for excellence in watchmaking, a status it confirms with the arrival of twelve new partner-brands. Now with 41 partner-brands supporting its work, the FHH is all set for the next twelve years and more.
Sporting by day, sophisticated by night, who's to say a man should be true to one watch only? Evidently not the makers, who cater to a gentleman's ever-changing moods with products that are ready for adventure or will complement his cufflinks. Be spoiled for choice at SIHH.
The jury of this 2016 edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève announced the winners of 15 prizes and awarded the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix to Ferdinand Berthoud for the Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1 model.
Conspicuously absent from recent editions, Swatch Group brands took four distinctions at this year's Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, with Breguet claiming the most prestigious award. Independent watchmakers were also out in force, while Seiko took the honours in one category.