In 2001 Jean-Marie Schaller encountered the genius of an eighteenth-century watchmaker who would become the focus of all his energy. Twenty years on, Louis Moinet is very much one of the small group of independent brands that are shaping watchmaking's "new wave".
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A horse-shaped cut-out in the lacquered dial reveals the Hermès tourbillon and minute-repeater movement.
The technology of a flying satellite double tourbillon gives life to the interstellar world of this first space object from Louis Moinet.
Roger Dubuis presents the Excalibur Superbia, crafted in palladium-enriched white gold and set with 600 white diamonds and blue sapphires. The model houses a brand-new double flying tourbillon movement.
Glashütte Original presents a 25-piece limited edition PanoLunarTourbillon with a hand-engraved dial, flying tourbillon and skeletonized hands.
Grand Seiko has put together a dazzling agenda for its 60th anniversary, marked by the opening of new manufacturing facilities, the inauguration of a flagship boutique on Place Vendôme, a dozen limited editions fitted with new calibres, and the unveiling of a concept movement.
Tourbillons are everywhere. Simple, flying, multi-axes, built into skeleton movements or sharing the stage with other complications, this rotating mechanism is as desirable as ever.
Bulgari claims its sixth world record for thinness in six years with the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic. Also revealed at Geneva Watch Days is the relaunched Bulgari Aluminium, a sport-luxe model from 1998.
Ferdinand Berthoud's Chronomètre FB 2RE, the first of a new collection; Greubel Forsey's Balancier S, its second sports watch; Patek Philippe's 5303R Minute Repeater Tourbillon: presenting a trio of high-mech watches that recently made their debut.