The success of Geneva Watch Days 2020 has encouraged its founding and associated brands to organise the event again in 2021 with a very similar format. Reason enough for us to travel to Geneva and identify some notable novelties for you. Here are three watches which caught our attention this year. Enjoy!
Greubel Forsey’s GMT Earth Final Edition
Greubel Forsey has unveiled the third and final interpretation of their magnificent GMT Earth at this year’s Geneva Watch Days. This unique and now even more modern creation features a new titanium case with an intense black finish on the movement. It is a limited edition of only 11 pieces. How do you like it?
ORIS introduces Upcycling to its Aquis Date
Independent watchmaker ORIS has presented an interesting novelty in Geneva this year. Their popular Aquis Date comes now with a special dial made from recycled PET plastic. They deliberately opted for random patterns, meaning no two dials are the same. This new Aquis Date Upcycle comes in a 41.5mm case and is part of the brand’s “Change for the better” initiative. Additionally, ORIS also announced a partnership with the Swiss cleantech startup #tide ocean SA to battle the world’s ocean plastic crisis. Way to go!
Bianchet launches with the Tourbillon B1.618
Switzerland-based Bianchet is one of the new kids on the block. Four years ago, they started their endeavor to create a tourbillon inside a tonneau-shaped sports watch. Their design is inspired by the Italian mathematician Fibonacci and its iconic golden number 1.618 which can be recognized in the shape of the watches.
The Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork is crafted from a unique blend of carbon, rubber and titanium. It is powered by a tourbillon movement manufactured in the Swiss Jura. Limited to only 21 pieces, this is definitely one of the more interesting new releases at this year’s Geneva Watch Days.
About the Geneva Watch Days
The Geneva Watch Days is an annual “phygital” event that is global, decentralised, self-managed and open to the public. It brings together a group of some 20 brands representing the art of horology in various hotels, manufactures and boutiques in the world’s watchmaking capital. Originally, it was launched by a pool of Founding Benefactor Brands including Bvlgari, Breitling, Greubel Forsey, H. Moser & Cie., MB&F, and others.
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