For its 30th edition, Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie becomes Watches & Wonders Geneva. Introducing a new format, new dates and new audiences, this original concept includes In the City programming, in association with the City and the Canton of Geneva.
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Exposure to magnetic fields isn't without consequence on a mechanical watch's proper functioning. After early attempts to resolve the problem, recent innovations are delivering promising results. Demagnetising tools are also benefiting from new developments.
Ulysse Nardin erupts onto the scene with the Skeleton X Magma in coloured carbon fibre.
Ulysse Nardin has announced a partnership with Ben Thouard, whose photographs capture the light, movement and beauty of water.
Brands imagine their watches as objects of desire, intended to appeal to our emotions. When adding method to these emotions, they have two means at their disposal: the addition of complications and words that sell.
In black and khaki, or bronze and midnight blue, both these new recruits take military dress codes to heart – not to mention the minimalist forms of the torpedo ships that gave them their name.
Like anywhere else, China's watch enthusiasts have their favourites. Patek Philippe's Nautilus Ref. 5711, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15202, and pretty much anything by Richard Mille or Rolex have proved hugely popular these past four to five years. In contrast, models that sell well in other countries don't always appeal.
Ulysse Nardin's Freak neXt concept watch is a showcase for the brand's technology, not least flexible silicon blades. This prototype prefigures the next generation of Freak watches.