Hubert Burda Media

Moments of Rapture

The breathtaking pieces that stole the limelight at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie did so for their ingenuity in combining form, function and technology. By Candice Chan (with additional reporting by Andre Frois)

Each year in January, a glimpse into the future of watchmaking is revealed as the top players in the industry vie to create timepieces more exquisite, technically superior and compact than the other. Whether it’s the tourbillon, the minute repeater, a bejewelled ladies watch or a simple three-hand model, each is the result of a wondrous feat of micro-mechanical engineering.
Discover this year’s new novelties and learn how these watch manufacturers have propelled the art of watchmaking to ever greater heights with revolutionary concepts and creative innovation.

[ A. Lange & Söhne ] The Sax Gets Better
[ Audemars Piguet ] The Oak Gets Loftier
[ Baume & Mercier ] The Vantage of Vintage
[ Cartier ] The Art of Time
[ Greubel Forsey ] Gravity Defying
[ IWC Schaffhausen ] Miles Ahead
[ Jaeger-LeCoultre ] The Grande Master
[ Montblanc ] Round The World
[ Officine Panerai ] Charting New Waters
[ Parmigiani Fleurier ] Partners In Time
[ Piaget ] As Good as Skinny Feels
[ Richard Mille ] A Real Sport
[ Roger Dubuis ] Knights in Shining Armour
[ Vacheron Constantin ] All That Métiers
[ Van Cleef & Arpels ] Flights of Fancy