Two or three central hands, clean indication, and the perfect symmetry of the dial free of the date window – the classy minimalism always remains relevant. but having set out to pick up such a watch from one of the reputable brands, you’ll likely come across an amazing fact: the industry doesn’t really strive to produce a lot of non complicated pieces. Let's try to figure out why.
STYLED. Timeless Watches & How to Wear Them, Phillips’ second New York watch auction has gathered bidders from over 50 countries in the saleroom, on the phone, and online. Notably, the sale saw a record level of digital participation, with nearly 600 online registrants and most lots receiving online bids. The auction has achieved $11,523,500 / CHF11,500,453 / €10,155,661, selling 96% both by lot and by value.
Vianney Halter has a unique way of mixing the classical watch aesthetics with the futuristic vibe. We caught up with the man behind some wildest and coolest designs in the industry to talk his main inspirations, love for music and a long gone supremacy of the Swiss Made trademark.
Breitling hosted a dazzling celebration of its entry into the Chinese market with a red-carpet gala night at Beijing’s Phoenix Center. International movie stars and Breitling Cinema Squad members Brad Pitt and Daniel Wu were on hand to mark the occasion, along with photographer and filmmaker Peter Lindbergh, who shot 360° #squadonamission campaign earlier in the year, and the Breitling CEO Georges Kern.
Olympic ice dancing gold medalist Tatiana Navka together with Chopard’s co-president Caroline Scheufele presented Chopard Happy Sport Tatiana Navka Edition watches in Moscow.
Born some 115 years ago, Cartier Santos was destined to become a pioneer in a number of historical achievements: the first wristwatch for men developed from scratch, the first pilot watch, and finally the first watch-legend by Cartier. But their charm is by no means confined to a list of past merits. Sometimes the form and content suit each other so naturally, that they create a truly long-standing example of harmony and pure imagination.
As a founder of Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi manufacture Giulio Papi has been involved in creation of very complicated movements for a couple of decades now. Chances are you all know his works, as they often appear to be the most talked about timepieces in the industry. And if you bear in mind that quite a few current watchmaking greats have started their careers under his guidance, you’ll probably agree – it is the perfect time to use the otherwise heavily misused word ‘legend’.
In virtual top-10 of the most overlooked parts of the watch movement, the crown will very likely land somewhere at podium position. We use it almost every day, taking it for granted, but do you actually know how it is constructed and what has shaped its appearance during the last 150 years?