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.
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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.
There was a time when visitors came to Baselworld expecting to be dazzled. But those days are gone. Exhibitors at this year's fair presented collections that were solidly grounded but lacking star quality. It was left to the independents to keep the flame of creativity burning.
Seven years after its creation, MB&F unveiled the Legacy Machine collection, opened the M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva, and embarked on its first joint creations, in particular with L'Epée. Another seven years later, it turns its attention to women's watches. Lucky for some!
Traditionally, luxury watches have been most comfortable with classic shades, with a few notable exceptions. Now more brands are exploring the spectrum as a form of differentiation or to convey a message. New releases from SIHH 2019 confirm that colour rules.