With Valentine’s Day marked in bold in the calendar, it's inevitable to start thinking about the best possible gifts. Whether for a loved one or for yourself, a watch holds a timeless significance. In this day and age, when time is ubiquitous, displayed by a multitude of devices, a watch embodies pure pleasure. Furthermore, certain timepieces transcend mere function, evolving into exquisite works of art and jewelry. This sentiment perfectly encapsulates the watches I've selected for this article – two examples of artisanal craftsmanship and two more accessible yet equally stunning beauties for the wrist.
On the occasion of the Salon Rétromobile, Chopard is reinterpreting its emblematic chronograph through an exclusive edition of 100-piece numbered timepieces in Lucent Steel™) dedicated to French 'gentlemen drivers'.
In an age when science fiction merges with reality, certain numerical values possess reassuring, pervasive and nearly immutable characteristics.
The world of watches is moving in such a direction that it is difficult to predict what will happen next, especially after what happened in 2023. What will we remember most? For me, the number one event was Rolex's sensational purchase of the Bucherer chain, but there were also some disappointing second-hand market scandals.
Open-worked timepieces are a traditional design staple of the watchmaking industry. Today, with the introduction of the Aperto 1, Italian for “Open,” BOVET and Pininfarina unveil a highly contemporary take on this traditional design ethic.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Eternal and precious, gold has been a hallmark element of Bulgari since the Art Deco era, intricately woven into the fabric of its audacious horological narrative. At LVMH Watch Week 2024, the radiant glow of this exquisite metal elevates the daring classicism of Bulgari Bulgari, reveals the jeweled splendor of Lucea, and infuses the revolutionary elegance of Octo Finissimo with a singular grace. “The greatest challenge is to give shape to an emotion,” Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari, reveals in ‘Bulgari Beyond Time’, “especially when that emotion is measured in time.” In the quest to capture timelessness, is there any substance that surpasses gold – so precious, mystical, and legendary –