One of the highlights of my SIHH week this year was the Bovet Amadeo® Fleurier Braveheart®, which presents a whole series of successive patents crammed into its convertible case with a double-sided flying tourbillon display. After poring over the detailed documentation and innovations in this piece, I presented my first in a two-part review, looking at the developments that give this tourbillon a whopping 22 days of power reserve. I have reserved a second piece for the convertible case and Bovet’s unparalleled level of decoration on the individual movement components.

“Will your next vintage watch cost you more or less?”

Paul O'Neil

Another favourite of the SIHH week, hidden away in a far corner of one of the five-star hotels, was the captivatingly fluid sculpture of Italian artist Loris Cecchini, which served as the inspiration behind Chaumet’s new Class One model. Last Friday, Nazanin Lankarani profiled the artist and explained his involvement with Chaumet and the new piece it inspired.

This week, vintage watch fans and collectors can look forward to a market outlook offered by one of the leading experts in the field. In his article entitled “Is 2015 the Year of Destiny for the vintage watch market”, Aurel Bacs shares his views on what might happen over the next twelve months.

In the meantime, I will be reporting from Doha as WorldTempus continues its efforts to cover all the world’s major exhibitions. With over 500 exhibiting brands, the Doha Jewellery and Watch Exhibition will be a good opportunity to take a closer look at the importance of the Middle East market and see what is popular in the region.

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