If you really want to stand out from your peer group and you have money to burn, then maybe it’s time you take a look at the Winch Vertical Tourbillon from Cabestan. Be warned though, at well over a quarter of a million dollars this level of notoriety doesn’t come cheap.
Category: GTE 2013
Going from one extreme to another in our in-depth coverage of the Geneva Time Exhibition we today turn the spotlight on another of my favorite independent watchmakers; Laurent Ferrier. No more than a blip on the horological radar a few short years ago, Ferrier announced their arrival in emphatic form in 2010 with the unveiling of the highly complicated Galet Classique Tourbillon Double Balance Spring. That watch went on to win the Men’s Watch category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève that year and things just simply haven’t been the same since.
Today, as we continue our in-depth look at some of the brands that will be exhibiting this year at the Geneva Time Exhibition, we turn our attention to Hautlence.
Whilst from the outside it may seem easy to classify them as another of those ‘just-under-the-radar’ brands that could potentially go either way, closer examination reveals a young-ish brand characterized by a surprisingly colorful past that has paved the way for a no less surprising but far more structured future.