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.
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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.
The seventh edition of this biennial 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.
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.
Is the reproduction of artworks on dials and cases a means for watchmaking to penetrate the sanctuary of the arts? Doubtless it was in the seventeenth century, when the mechanical science of time measurement, one of the most advanced technologies of that period, and pictorial art were fully in phase.
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.
With vintage more popular than ever, a plethora of steel, smaller cases, and a trend towards useful complications, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie turned its back on the exuberance of the early 2000s. The one pocket of resistance could be found in the Carré des Horlogers.
A single manoeuvre and a rapid glance are all it takes to cross time zones. An exploration of the pure aesthetic of the Galet Traveller Boréal.