Parmigiani Fleurier is one of those impossibly cool brands that always seems to fly just under the radar, consistently delivering knock out pieces without the usual fanfare of much larger brands. The latest example of this comes in the form of the new Tonda Chronor Anniversaire, launched at SIHH in celebration of the company’s 20th Anniversary, which boasts an in-house movement with a fully integrated chronograph. Not to mention the fact that it looks amazing.
The luxury watch industry may be in for some challenging times ahead but there’s no doubt the independent spirit of innovation is still very much alive. De Bethune, another of the independent brands making its debut at SIHH this year, provides yet another example of this with the introduction of its new DB25 World Traveller watch.