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Watches & Wonders 2015
A slight protrusion on the crown is the only indication of an additional mechanism that promises even more user-friendliness. With models in white gold and red gold, this latest addition to the family is a stylish expression of understated luxury.
A faithful observer of nature in motion, Van Cleef & Arpels offers a new interpretation of birds in its Extraordinary Dials collection. In three limited editions of 22 timepieces, lucky birds soar above tableaux of hard stone marquetry. This theme has always inspired the Maison’s creations, evoking positive values of freedom and love.
Roger Dubuis has long since proven that its bold and beautiful timepieces are always far more than the sum of their parts, however complex and numerous these components may be. Building on this premise, the Manufacture that brought you the Excalibur in 2005, the Quatuor in 2013 and the Spider in 2015 - and has also established its legitimacy in the field of pocket watches - now proudly introduces the Excalibur Spider Pocket Time Instrument at Watches&Wonders 2015.
The concept of the Evil Eye, also known as Ayin Harsha in Arabic, Mauvais Œil in French, Dhristi in Hindu and Ayin Ha’ra in Hebrew, is recorded in every culture from early history. This universal symbol of foreboding summons suffering and misfortune to whoever is exposed to its power. The Evil Eye knows no bounds except those imposed on it by various protective talismans, such as the Eye of Horus amulet, the Jewish red string or the Irish four leaf clover, to name just a few. Today, a new talisman to protect against these negative energies in the 21st century has been developed by a visionary of contemporary watchmaking.
Officine Panerai presents the new Radiomir 1940 in steel or red gold, fitted with the P.1000 calibre, hand-wound with a power reserve of three days.
Renowned for its horological mastery and its creative talent, Jaeger-LeCoultre now wishes to share the fruits of its expertise with a broader public. This is why it is introducing an original collection with a pure, uncluttered design, driven by a new Haute Horlogerie calibre encapsulating the inventive spirit of the Manufacture. Geophysic® line reveals its gripping story, so that we can better tell our own.
Baume & Mercier gives special attention to the desires of modern women and their wish to show the world their passion for watches. This creation powered by a Swiss mechanical automatic movement, which can be seen through the sapphire crystal, is irrefutable proof.
With its blue-underlaid mother-of-pearl dial, the Little Lange 1 in a 36-millimetre pink- or white-gold case underscores the feminine facets of A. Lange & Söhne’s celebrated design icon.
The overarching theme to emerge at the Watches&Wonders Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in Asia was a homage to beauty. The beauty of women and the beauty of precious stones. Watchmakers that left their timepieces unadorned found other ways to shine.