The new Zenith Defy Lab is the most accurate mechanical watch in the world. A revolution in watchmaking by replacing the sprung balance
When a watch is Swiss made, it is often seen as a quality stamp, a guarantee for quality. Which is not necessarily true. The Swiss made label is nothing more than a guarantee that a watch has a movement that is Swiss and its movement is cased up in Switzerland and the manufacturer carries out the final inspection in Switzerland.
A watch movement is considered Swiss if the movement has been assembled in Switzerland and the movement has been inspected by the manufacturer in Switzerland and the components of Swiss manufacture account for at least 50 percent of the total value, without taking into account the cost of assembly. From 1 January 2017, the Swiss law set the minimum at 60 percent.
Again, it is not a guarantee for quality, it is more a Swiss law to protect watch industry. Just like champagne can only be called champagne if it comes from that area in France.
Swiss made watches
When a watchmaker meets a contemporary sculptor you get the Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski Titanium
The IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Canada is limited to 150 pieces and only available in Toronto
The name of the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5377 says it all: it is only 7 millimeters thick and very classic
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon comes with a blue or white enamel dial and features UN’s new UN-128 caliber
The F.P. Journe Chronomètre Holland & Holland is made from the barrels of two antique shotguns made by Holland & Holland
The new IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase comes in gold or stainless steel, with a slate dial or a silver-plated dial
A new DS: the Certina DS Podium GMT Chronometer comes with a 41-millimeter case in steel or titanium on a leather strap or bracelet
The Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Bridges 40 mm shows GP’s heritage as the basics come from the 1860s
The Breguet Classique 7147 is a modern dress watch with classic looks. Available in white gold or rose gold