The IO Annual Calendar was Hysek's first creation to feature the complication whose name it bears. Now, the manufacture has given the piece a full redesign – and the result is as compelling as it is contemporary. Together, hours, minutes, seconds, and a calendar comprise a watchmaking configuration that has undergone practically no major innovations in the best part of a century. Hysek needed no further invitation to change all that, true to its founding objectives: developments bringing fresh outlooks, pushing the envelope, offering a new take. There's always room for creative freedom and a new direction – and Hysek's new IO 42mm Annual Calendar now provides one. The piece's technical highlight is clear from its “Annual Calendar” designation. Indeed, the new-look IO features a calendar than can mark off all the 30 or 31 days in a month flawlessly; only the month of February will require a manual correction. This particular invention was
Octopod continues MB&F's exploration of aquatic themes with an eight-leg, eight-day clock inspired by cephalopods, marine chronometers and The Abyss – blending contempo- rary design with kinetic sculpture and a transparent bubble
Since its inception, the Longines DolceVita collection has illustrated contemporary elegance of the Longines watchmaking brand worldwide. Inspired by the "Dolce Vita", it is an homage to the sweetness of life. Today, a new chapter in this collection opens with a unique interpretation featuring softened lines. These new variations will not fail to impress women who have made charm a way of life. A worthy heir to a tradition where elegance takes the leading role, the Longines DolceVita collection has met with widespread global success since its inception. Inspired by the Italian sweet life, the "Dolce Vita", it is worn on the wrists of women who know how to make the most of life s simple pleasures. As a tribute to those women, Longines has decided to offer a new interpretation of this collection, subtly combining geometric lines with soft curves.
Throughout his career, A.-L. Breguet consistently demonstrated his exceptional mastery of time measurement. His strong involvement and his revolutionary developments earned him significant recognition and numerous honours. Renowned the length and breadth of Europe, Breguet found a particularly active admirer in Louis XVIII, king of France. In 1814, the latter appointed him a member of the Bureau des longitudes in Paris. This body created in 1795 by the National Convention was dedicated to the advancement of the various branches of astronomy and their applications to geography, navigation and geodesy (the measurement and understanding of Earth's physical properties). Its tasks included the annual publication of reference documents such as astronomical ephemerides. The Bureau des longitudes was a prestigious organisation whose 20 or so members included geometers, astronomers, seafarers and associate artists. The only representative of his profession that was eminently useful to ph