From the watchmaker's workbench to the architect's drawing board, it's a case of bigger, bolder, better as brands take the industry towards an ever more spectacular future.
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Over the past decades, luxury brands, jewellers, passionate entrepreneurs and independent creators have entered the watchmaking world where they have distinguished themselves with truly original case designs.
These past two years, the HM7 Aquapod has made its mark with its jellyfish aesthetic, flying tourbillon and perfect symmetry. It returns as a Platinum Red version with three-dimensional "floating" numerals.
For the third time, Phillips put independents front and centre of its sale, headlined by George Daniels. Connoisseurs packed the saleroom for the British auction house's May date, with the hammer coming down on several record-breaking lots.
MB&F is presenting a 33-piece limited edition of its Legacy Machine Split Escapement in grade 5 titanium. The green dial shifts to blue tints as light catches its sunray finish.
If there could only be one, chances are this would be it. Among the smaller crop of complications at Baselworld, the tourbillon still reigns supreme. A delight to observe, technical, scientific even, this type of regulator continues to offer brands an excellent means to demonstrate their expertise.
Baselworld has come and gone again. Which of this year's releases made it into the Top 5 most-posted on social media?
Exhibitors at Baselworld remembered that women watch buyers aren't to be overlooked. Even so, only a few made a noticeable effort to introduce originality into collections, resulting in a rather predictable crop of new releases overall.