Why Watch Time New York, held October 25-26 in mid-town Manhattan, was a sell-out.
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"See red", "Feel blue", "Green with envy"... expressions such as these reflect how colour impacts our mood and behaviour. Watch brands also use colour to appeal to our subconscious. Is the owner of that blue chrono buying into their desire for distant horizons? Is the lady with the scarlet automatic a femme fatale? Read on and see what the colour of your watch says about you.
In a year marked by Woodstock, Concorde's first scheduled flight and the moon landing, Swiss watchmakers battled it out to present the first automatic chronograph. It would be Seiko that took the honours with its Calibre 6139, before striking an almost fatal blow with the Astron.
In association with Collective, a Silicon Valley collectors' club, Zenith has designed this limited-edition Chronomaster El Primero C.01 with the accent on simplicity and functionality.
A boutique-only limited edition, the Defy El Primero 21 sports a Midnight Black ceramic case surrounding a Zenith Blue movement.
Based in Geneva and officially open since early September, the Fine Watch Club already has 6,000 members, all passionate about watches. Membership benefits include access to exclusive events and limited editions.
When it comes to choosing a watch for summer, the hardest part could be deciding which one. Take your pick of nautically-inspired models for the ideal swimming or sailing companion, blinding white watches to show off a tanned arm, or the sun-drenched sophistication of gold.
The Le Locle firm has integrated a fusee-chain constant force mechanism into its El Primero 4805 SK tourbillon calibre, inside the three-dimensional architecture of the Defy with versions in carbon and platinum.