Carlos Hank Guerreiro is the fourth partner to join the Richard Mille family in an equestrian discipline, show jumping. “The first time I realized that I wanted to give this sport everything I had was when I won my first international competition at the Global Champions Tour in Cannes.
The famous “Art of Fusion” has been applied to this high-tech material – which is both light and ultra-sturdy when fully mastered – from which the case, bezel (with the exception of its black composite lugs) and subtly integrated bracelet of this modern-day Big Bang are made.
Stemming from an impressive technical and human epic saga pushing the limits of fine craftsmanship excellence, the creation of the American 1921 Pièce unique watch mobilised the remarkable expertises of the Maison’s Restoration workshop and the Heritage department for an entire year.
“Do not interrupt a guilloché artist under any circumstances,” warns the guilloché expert at the Breguet boutique. “If he looks up while makes a series of lines, the regularity of the movement will be lost and he will need to start over again.
Following the launch of the first Highlife models unveiled last September, Frederique Constant is adding a new collection especially for women, simply named "Highlife Ladies Automatic". The latter features three designs - the Highlife Ladies Automatic Sparkling, Highlife Ladies Automatic Heart Beat and Highlife Ladies Automatic - combining over 30 years of watchmaking expertise and the desire to come up with an authentic creation for 21st century women.
With a digitalWatches & Wonders show in April in Geneva that everyone hailed as an honorable solution in the absence of a physical event (see our interviews on pages 28 and 32), the much-heralded return of "real" face-to-face events is a sign of double optimism: the joy of meeting and doing business without a screen, and the sign that the public health crisis is in fact coming to an end.