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.
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Taking its cue from 1970s electronic watches, the Dōdekal One – D110 features a digital hours display in the centre of the dial. An original creation, prior to Baselworld, that marks MCT's 10th anniversary.
The curtain has come down on the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, marked by a record number of exhibitors that proved themselves well able to adapt their products to a mixed environment.
Living up to its reputation as a "laboratory of ideas", Panerai came to SIHH 2017 with BMG-TECH™, a metallic glass new to watchmaking, and the LAB-ID™ Luminor 1950 Carbotech™ 3 Days – 49mm which requires no lubrication and is guaranteed for 50 years. How do they compare to other innovations?
Complications are, for watchmakers, a means of expressing their mechanical ingenuity and sense of innovation. Despite an economic climate that inspires prudence, a good many Maisons have chosen to shun simplicity. A round-up of what's on show at SIHH.
Anish Kapoor and MCT reveal Sequential One – S110 Evo Vantablack. As the British sculptor explains, Vantablack is "the blackest material in the universe after a black hole; a physical thing that you cannot see."
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.
Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps has looked to South American cities for inspiration. Avant-garde, monumental, ultra-contemporary… Sequential Two S210 is a towering example of horological technique.