With the new Adamavi FullCalendar, Carl F. Bucherer launches a timepiece for stylish watch lovers who appreciate timeless elegance, reliable functionality and supreme comfort for the wearer. As the latest addition to the Adamavi line, it confidently combines a full calendar with arguably the most charming complication in watchmaking: the moon phase.
Considering the breadth of Louis Vuitton's history since it was founded in Paris in 1854, its watchmaking tradition is relatively recent. The luggage manufacturer presented its first watch in 2002: a men’s model called Tambour, celebrating the union of travel and time.
We don’t know if Swiss wintertime snow is a source of inspiration but a host of white watches adorn the watchmaking landscape during this period.
A complication, in horological terms, refers to far more than complexity of construction — something that I’ve emphasised numerous times in previous articles. Although a watch complication is also mechanically complex, not all mechanically complex systems result in complications.
Invented in the 17th century, well before the use of electricity, repeater pocket watches provided a practical means of telling the time at night, thanks to the sounds they produced. The quarter repeater (which sounded the hours and quarter-hours) was invented by English clockmaker Daniel Quare.
Over the past 20 years, Aurel Bacs has played a decisive role in the growth of the watch auction market, in part due to his extensive knowledge of vintage watches, and more especially thanks to his outstanding ability to enhance the value of pieces, establishing new records year after year.
“Free” because aerial, open and liberated from conventions, the Free Bridge is a fresh and technical interpretation of the Girard-Perregaux tradition. The new model takes the liberty of reinterpreting the classics while honouring the strong DNA of the Bridges collection: the perfect link between the past and the future with a touch of design and material innovation.
Before delving into the perfect watch for Valentine’s Day for the woman in your life, I have to clear something up. I have nothing against watches with hearts on them, in fact recently I saw a Breguet watch with a heart on it that I loved (but that’s another story -- coming shortly).