Frédérique Constant presented anniversary limited editions as well as other novelties this spring. We selected two timepieces to show you.
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Bovet celebrates the 200th anniversary of the company’s foundation by Eduard Bovet in 1822 this year. The Manufacture will hold boutique events throughout the year in various cities around the globe. At the opening of the event series, they presented Orbis Mundi, a true Bovet world-timer in the Villa Louis-Jeantet in Geneva.
The ‘Details: Genealogies of Ornament’ is set in the Nautical School area at Fondazione Giorgio Cini. It is one of 15 exhibitions that comprise the Homo Faber Event 2022, organised by the Michelangelo Foundation.
Vacheron Constantin is back to Homo Faber – celebrating artisanal talents in a wide range of disciplines, like fine watchmaking, enamelling or engraving. The Geneva Maison exhibited at the ‘Details: Genealogies of Ornament’ set in the Nautical School exhibition area at Fondazione Giorgio Cini.
At the first show appearance since the management bought out Kering this January, Ulysse Nardin invited us to a Vertical Odyssey at the Watches and Wonders 2022 with three novelties: the Moonstruck (already announced in February), the first double oscillator Freak S, and the Freak X with aventurine.
At its first Watches and Wonders Rolex unveiled its latest collection of new watches for this year, which includes the platinum Day-Date 40, latest version of the Air-King or the ‘southpaw’ GMT-Master II.
After the shock of HYT going out of business in February 2021, we were happy to read that the creator of mechanical timepieces with coloured fluid displays would resume its operation in November. Davide Cerrato was appointed as CEO, who pressed the reset button on HYT’s strategy. While in Geneva, we were eager to hear about the new directions and see the novelties.
In Geneva, Zenith presented the revamped Chronomaster Open line as well as the new Chronomaster Sport under its new ‘Master of Chronographs Since 1865’ concept – with a traveling exhibition and an online platform.
Patek Philippe, itself a novelty at the Watches and Wonders, released fantastic casual additions to their Calatrava collection. The time and date 5226G is an instant love, while dressing from the same wardrobe, the 5326G Annual Calendar Travel Time combines the two complications for the first time in a Patek Philippe piece.
Inspired by the Marine Clock No.8 that earned Ferdinand Berthoud the royal warrant in 1770, the manufacture introduced the Chronomètre FB RSM this Spring. The highly precise movement includes a deadbeat seconds and a stop-seconds mechanism.