Unfortunately, this year’s watchmaking mastership has been deeply affected by the corona crisis.
Despite the cancellation of traditional events in Geneva (SIHH) and Basel (Watches & Wonders), the prestigious watch manufactories presented the news at least online. Here are some of them.
Three new additions to the Clifton Baumatic family of Baume & Mercier from Geneva embody elegance and express its rich experience, which is to meet the needs of lovers of beautiful watches. This year, they tried to take the models to a higher level. The watch is powered by its BM14 movement with a five-day power reserve. Clifton Baumatic with date display and moon phases combines top functionality with a constant effort to balance shapes, materials, and colors.
A Classic for Both Men and Women
The iconic Hampton collection by Baume & Mercier is inspired by Art Déco. Designed for both men and women, they feature a characteristic square design, paying homage to the world-famous architecture of the 1920s. However, the lines of Hampton watches have got a touch of the present in addition to the unique right angles they emphasize the beauty of the light that slides on their sleek surface. The shiny stainless steel case is available in three sizes.
here are no compromises for Haute Horlogerie. This is a rule for Roger Dubuis, whose creations take a breath away from people who prefer the unconventional style. Meet the latest model Excalibur Diabolus in Machina, which is bound to win with their idea that life must be lived intensely, passionately, and perhaps with excesses. A matter of course for the watch is a mechanical movement with a royal watch complication, the so-called flying tourbillon, while an interesting innovation is the “minute repeater” system.
For Diving Lovers
Exactly 70 years after introducing the use of a tritium-based luminescent substance in a watch called Luminor to produce natural light, Panerai has introduced six highly innovative Luminor Marina models. They combine an exceptional balance of high-tech materials and a sporty look. Originally an Italian brand, today based in Neuchatel, Switzerland, used to be mainly supplied to the Italian navy. The new models also achieve top technical parameters suitable for divers, for example, they are water-resistant to a depth of 300 meters.
Text: Marianna Sadloňová, photo: brands archive