The DeWitt Manufacture presents a new version of the Academia Out of Time watch in chocolate brown color tone with a sparkling dial
A prominent watchmaker, a guru of independence and the keeper of horological legacy – François-Paul Journe’s place among the industry greats is undeniable. His timepieces are pure class and his thoughts always worth checking out. This time he talks modern technology, the goal behind his inventions, and the devaluation of the Swiss Made mark.
One does not meet elements of Art Deco in modern interiors or in works of living artists every day. Why should it come, that a style, which stopped thundering nearly a century ago, suddenly starts to invade our lives uncontrollably? Upon that, the watch industry mysteriously became almost a preserve of 1920-40-ies aesthetics. Moreover, there are not so many accidents here.
Among the types of luxury watches finish the hand engraving takes a special place, harmoniously complementing the philosophical ideal of man and the beauty of the mechanism he created. An intricate decorative pattern on a dial or a case makes the production of Swiss manufactories into a visually distinguishable piece of art, which can be evaluated not only by experts in high mechanics.
The repeater is considered the king of complications with good reason. There the noble ideals of antiquity coexist balanced with the latest achievements of engineering thought. Moreover, when titanium gongs rap out a century-old tune of Westminster Abbey, the very notion of time regains its original, almost sacred meaning.
What does the fifteenth anniversary mean for the industry, where many companies can boast a centuries-long history? It turns out to be a lot, especially if the watch you created has already become a synonym for the "new classics", and the developed technologies boggle the imagination and beacon for supporters of unrestrained onward movement.
The partnership of Mike Horn with the Italian watch brand has lasted for more than ten years. Their new joint project became the launched last November two-year round-the-world expedition Pole2Pole.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona got off the mark in 1963, at a time when in Daytona, Florida annual races started, gathering thousands of fans from around the world.
Master with an extraordinary view on the art of watchmaking Yvan Arpa and master-engraver Bram Ramon have released an interesting model with an unconventional design again – the watch ArtyA Golden Dragon Tourbillion.
High-frequency El Primero chronograph Grande Date Full Open by the Swiss manufacture Zenith is another spectacular Baselworld novelty 2017.