For their latest collaboration, MB&F and L'Epée give us... an intergalactic weather station named The Fifth Element. It comprises a clock, a barometer, a hygrograph and a thermometer (as detachable pods) within a mothership, flown by an alien.
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Whether for geek appeal or to channel the inner kidult, fine watchmaking is finding pop culture's iconic characters impossible to resist. Mickey Mouse, Spiderman, James Bond, Hulk and company have taken over our dials. But are these childhood heroes built to last?
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.
For its latest Legacy Machine, MB&F plays around with how the classic escapement is built. The result is a balance that appears to float above the dial, seemingly disconnected from any source of power.
A look back at 2017 as we train the spotlight on a revolutionary oscillator and some remarkable achievements in materials, astronomical complications and artistic creations. Not forgetting some milestone anniversaries.
As ever, many watches made their début at SalonQP. Which ones garnered the most attention? We had a look online to see what the top five most Instagrammed watches were.
Between 2002 and 2011, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) singled out the year's best design. The winning timepieces are an eloquent reminder of the trends unfolding in a not-so-distant era.