After talking the talk, the watch industry is beginning to walk the walk – and not just with isolated initiatives. Sustainable development is making very real inroads, as reported at Watches and Wonders.
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Astronomical functions, automata, chimes, world time… complications require absolute mastery of mechanisms, as illustrated at Watches and Wonders.
"Unit 1 calling Unit 2. Rubidium atoms detected, vicinity of the Urwerk AMC. Approaching the zone, over." "Unit 2 to Unit 1, confirm intentions. Investigating solar energy theft at Ressence, Type 2, over."
For the fourth consecutive year, Carré des Horlogers welcomed a panel of brands representing "new watchmaking", the majority of which are intent on shaking up old habits and traditions.
Two schools have emerged in Fine Watchmaking in recent years, one traditional and one unconventional. In 2019, it would appear that the second category has the upper hand. Take the example of these complicated timepieces, all making their debut at SIHH and all characteristic of a new way of thinking.
What's new in the Carré des Horlogers? How about magnificent guillochage, splendid complications, a hefty dose of innovation and some not-what-you-expected designs. "Carré" may be French for square, these contemporary brands have no trouble thinking outside the box.