Ulysse Nardin Zheng He Treasure Boat Saluting the fascinating world of Chinese maritime history, Ulysse Nardin honors the Zheng He Treasure Boat in its new Classic Collection limited-edition enamel cloisonné timepiece. The Chinese Treasure Boat (or Bao-Chuan) was a type of large wooden ship in the fleet of admiral Zheng He, the renowned explorer and mariner, who led seven incredible voyages during the early 15th-century Ming Dynasty. These massive ships were 137m long and 55m wide, with nine masts and four decks for up to 500 crew as well as cargo. While they were few in number, Zheng He’s voyages covered extensive territory, traveling through Southeast Asia to faraway Africa and Arabia. With a fleet numbering hundreds of ships, and crews of around 30,000 men, his was easily the biggest maritime expedition of that time. Between 1405 and 1433, Zheng made a total of seven voyages, visiting 37 countries, an incredible achievement. To accurately portray the appearance of the Zheng
Two centuries of excellence When the Bovet brothers founded the Maison in 1822, the timepieces they manufactured instantly became undisputed references in the watchmaking decorative arts. the presence of Bovet watches in specialist watchmaking and art museums attests to the enduring longevity of this supremacy. Today, the Bovet craftsmen strive to honor this heritage by perpetuating their expertise and constantly pushing back the boundaries of excellence. the same unstinting quest for perfection also inspired pascal raffy to equip in 2006 Bovet 1822 with its own manufactures: Bovet 1822 Manufacture de Cadrans and DIMIer 1738 Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Artisanale, where every technique is deployed with unrivalled mastery and the choice of noble materials continues to expand. This year, the Bovet collections feature two materials which the artisans of the House have been mastering and proposing since 2008. their captivating appearance and richly symbolic origins are guaranteed to f
Movado introduces the Novella collection featuring striking geometry highlights that define the shape of this modern watch with its faceted, sizable bangle bracelet. The collection is available in 24 mm featuring Movado’s iconic Museum dial in white, grey and black mother-of-pearl. The bracelet is offered in stainless steel, yellow gold PVD, rose gold PVD and a black PVD finish. Novella is a feminine timepiece that wears like jewelry and adds style to any wardrobe.
Renowned Swiss watch atelier Louis Moinet unveils an exclusive Singapore Edition luxury watch as a tribute to the history and culture of Singapore on her 52nd birthday. This monumental timepiece was created in cooperation with Wealth Solutions Singapore — a local branch of the Polish company specialising in delivery and creation of unique collector items, and the Singapore Watch Club — the leading association of timepiece aficionados in Singapore. This mechanical timepiece is a marriage between Swiss artisanal craftsmanship and Singaporean soul, merging the expertise of Singapore and Switzerland and representing the strong bilateral relations between them. To honour this bond, Louis Moinet has come up with an authentic and uniquely Singaporean timepiece as a gift for the nation’s 52nd birthday. This special edition is limited to only 84 pieces (19 in rose gold and 65 in steel) and is endowed with decorative elements constituting references to iconic symbols of Singap
Following the success of the Classic Fusion Mykonos from the last five years (2012 to 2016) and in the presence of Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, John Gofas and Gregory Gofas, the Swiss watchmaking brand is unveiling a new model for summer 2017: even more precious, two-colour titanium and King Gold.
Greece. Summer. The Cyclades Archipelago. Mykonos, without question the archetypal Greek island. The famous windmills…Keeping with the theme of blue and white, and again featuring this discreet, elegant little rotating windmill – the symbol of Mykonos – at 3 o’clock, this new chic sports model is 45 mm in diameter and equipped with a chronograph self-winding movement, 207 components, 60 jewels and a 42-hour power reserve.
This precious timepiece is available only in Mykonos in two variants: titanium (limited to 50 pieces) and King Gold (limited to 20 pieces). The dial is opened to give a peek at the chronograph movement, a delight for the eyes – that can admire this beautiful chr
Enhanced by the contrast between black Grand Feu enamel and vibrant miniature painting, a lion, flamingo and koi carp conceived in the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d’Art awaken a desire to travel to exotic destinations with a new interpretation. The majestic, spectacular and symbolic creatures from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia – the lion, the flamingo, and the koi carp – are Jaquet Droz s guests of honor on three timepieces that bring together the very best of its artisans mastery. These all-new versions of the Petite Heure Minute were brought to life in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the cradle of the brand, and combine miniature painting and black Grand Feu enamel to awaken the desire to travel to new horizons. Born during the Age of Enlightenment, Pierre Jaquet-Droz was a keen traveler. These three watches resonate with his avant-garde spirit and curiosity, embodying modernity and creativity – the unique equation that has characterized the soul of Jaquet Droz for almost three
Rebellion Timepieces, a Swiss watchmaker of unique timepieces inspired by motorsport, released two new watches during Baselworld’s press day: The Weap-One and the Twenty-One.