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TRENDS

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February 2016

The Carré des Horlogers

 

 
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New this year was the Carré des Horlogers dedicated to independent artisan creators

 

Hautlence Hypnotic.

This mysteriously named watch brand (an anagram of Neuchâtel) is enjoying success with its second “exceptional concept“ watch: the Vortex, for which three patents were taken out. This red-gold version lets us admire its constantly moving baguette movement from all angles thanks to three-dimensional sapphire crystals.

 

MB&F Spaced out!
The big kids at MB&F (Maximilian Büsser & Friends) have blown everyone away with their exciting HM6 sci-fi watch. The biomorphic HM6 Space Pirate’s three-dimensional looks are further enhanced by transparent sapphire-crystal spheres and a dome.

 

HYT Fluid mechanics.
Something’s telling us to keep an eye on the HYT team (pronounced “hit” and standing for Hydro Mechanical Horlogists)! After the H1, a piece of hybrid fine watchmaking using fluid mechanics to display the time with liquids, it now brings us the H1 Iceberg in a limited edition of 50.