The Geneva Watch Days 2022 (GWD) was held from 29 August to 1 September in Geneva. The event, which defines itself as “self-managed” and “decentralised”, is one of the largest watch fairs in Switzerland. Bringing together more than thirty companies, the event allowed us to discover some of the watchmaking novelties of the 2022 season. Here are our eight favorites.
On the occasion of the GWD, Byrne presented a watch with multiple faces: The Byrne GyroDial. More than three years of research and development were required to bring this patented animation complication to life. Thanks to its tailor-made movement, the four main indexes on the dial transform and change face every night at midnight or on demand. Hence its motto “Change your mind in a flash”. Arabic numerals, Roman numerals, characters or drawings are carried by rotating cubes, with instantaneous jumping, which appear on the dial. The company also offers to personalise the face of these cubes.
Bianchet, Carbon Orange Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork
Bianchet unveiled the Carbon Orange Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork watch, an ultra-sensorial, mathematical and mechanical object. For this timepiece, all the proportions were thought out and designed according to the principles defined by the Golden Number (1.618) and inspired by the work of the Italian mathematician, Leonardo Fibonacci. The architecture of the tourbillon movement, its spiral-shaped bridges, the design of the case, the Italian aesthetic, the choice of carbon, titanium and rubber, the dynamics of materials, shapes, textures and colours all enhance this contemporary watch.
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