The Boheme – once the name of a pen, now destined to be associated with a raft of pretty timepieces – might have stolen some of the limelight at W & W, but it had stiff competition.
Standouts included a 90th anniversary Homage to Nicolas Rieussec Special edition chronograph (pictured above). Based on the watch that reveals a hidden circle of hour numerals in the dark, this version remembers the origins of the chronograph in timing a horse race, with a galloping steed motif that appears in black relief by day, luminous by night. (You’re looking at $14,000 to $40,000.)
Montblanc Metamorphosis II
Montblanc also presented version 2 of the clever Metamorphosis model whose curtain-like layers of dials change according to the function being activated. Measuring 52mm and costing $340,000, it’s unique.