There’s something to be said for classic design. You find something that works, you stick with it. Sure you may refine it slightly over time, enhance this, slim-down that but overall the guiding principles should stay the same. Of course there’s no need to tell German watch manufacturer Glashütte Original this, after all they’ve built an entire business model around the concept. Case in point, the new Senator Chronometer Regulator.
A couple of weeks ago at Baselworld I had the chance to sit down with the guys from Romain Jerome and go through their new collections for 2013. In addition to the usual suspects, the Moon Invader, the Titanic DNA and so on, there were two pieces that really caught my attention.
Linde Werdelin have been doing some pretty cool things of late (as usual) and attracting a lot of well-deserved attention in the process. The big news for the brand at Baselworld this year was the introduction of their new hi-tech SpidoLite II collection, Linde Werdelin’s strongest and lightest timepieces to date.
Do you know what I really like about Hautlence? It’s not the unusual displays with jumping hours and retrograde minutes, or the unique TV shaped cases or even the incredible complexity of the HL 2.0, although all those things are definitely praiseworthy in their own right.
If you were to try and define the term ‘excessive’ by way of an example you may very well be inclined to choose the Blancpain Tourbillon Carrousel to illustrate your point.