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HYSEK UNVEILS ‘SKELETONISED JEWEL-SETTING’ WITH A UNIQUE PIECE: THE “IO TOURBILLON JOAILLERIE D’ART” Hysek has already taken the art of skeletonisation to extremes. Now, the firm has unveiled a unique jewellery watch that also incorporates skeletonisation, thus laying the foundations for a whole new form of watchmaking art: skeletonised jewel-setting. The Hysek manufacture has always devoted equal amounts of attention to the technical and aesthetic aspects of its craft. As one of the last remaining fully-independent Fine Watchmaking manufactures, it has asserted its own particular aesthetics ever since its earliest days; the brand has constantly made use of high-flying complications such as the tourbillon, double tourbillon, perpetual calendar, chronograph, and large date, combining them with a characteristic and imposing style. One of the distinctive features of this Hysek style soon proved to be its new approach to skeletonisation. Not only have movemen


The Academia Endless Drive reveals an original design, consistent with the strong and distinct character of DeWitt creations, with an endless screw as the dial’s distinguishing piece The most striking feature is the innovative design of the new Academia Endless Drive’s dial, whose centre features a rotating endless screw, a nod to automotive mechanics, the field of inspiration preferred by the brand s founder, Count J


Jaquet Droz celebrates Valentine’s Day with a new limited edition Petite Heure Minute, a rare, special beauty in a palette of unique hues. An ode to sensuality, this watchmaking creation embellishes the iconic collection with a new face of cuprite, a precious stone first discovered in the mid-19th century. This singular mineral is challenging to work with due to its tendency to crumble, but the result brings a unique shimmer to the dial, splendidly showcasing the mother-of-pearl hour and minute counter. The gleam of the 18-carat red gold case echoes the dainty gem-set bezel and accentuates the fiery red color of passion, love and emotion. This Sonora Sunrise cuprite comes from Mexico. The fragments were carefully selected by Jaquet Droz for their bright hue. Copper oxides in the stone conjure up the magical dreamscape of a red planet sizzling with blood-red heat within a fantastical solar system. The watch has a diameter of 35 mm and is complemented by a red satin strap with an


In 2018, Audemars Piguet will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore, which first launched in 1993. For its pre-SIHH event, the Swiss watchmaker is delighted to present three new versions of the iconic sports watch: a re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph, as well as a brand new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph with a contemporary dial design developed in two versions. After the introduction of the original Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, more than 120 references of this 42 mm model have been launched in various materials such as stainless steel, titanium, gold and platinum. This year, further to the re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore, Audemars Piguet introduces a new special series available in either stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold, each one limited to 50 pieces. These two models are inspired by the previous Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph (26388PO & 26288OR), with an entirely redesigned movement,

SIHH 2018

More open and connected than ever, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie opens next Monday! A layout redesigned to facilitate access and improve security; a new networking area featuring the creation of a large auditorium; mobile studios for digital communication channels; two major exhibitions; an optimized app, not only giving access to all information useful to visitors, but also offering a chance to view auditorium activity via the online program and live broadcasting of events and presentations… All in all, this 28th


High Jewelry Timepieces The House of Harry Winston introduces the high jewelry Mini Twist timepiece. Radiant leaves of diamonds appear to climb up a flexible gold trellis, a motif inspired by nature and the legendary creations from the late Ambaji Shinde, Harry Winston’s acclaimed designer. Natural influences Harry Winston’s innovative approach to gemstone setting was largely inspired by nature. Instead of placing stones in visible settings, he freed them and allowed their light and shape to lead the design. Playing with the dimensions and volume of exceptional stones to create fluid, flowing jewels has become a distinctive feature of Harry Winston’s high jewelry pieces. Harry Winston and Shinde: a happy twist of fate In addition to his exceptional ability to spot – and acquire – the world’s most fabulous gemstones, Mr. Winston also had a keen eye for identifying talented jewelry designers. On a trip to Bombay in 1955, Mr. Winston met Ambaji V. Shinde, a