A Glimpse at the Future of Watchmaking Through LVMH Watch Week 2022

Inspiring releases from four brands defining the way we tell and wear time

This year, the third annual LVMH Watch Week took place over a series of hybrid presentations, both virtual and in-person—allowing some journalists to view the 2022 models from the luxury holding company’s four time-telling brands up close. We got hands-on with these wristwatches to understand their material, finishes, legibility and weight; to scour them for details that separate them from past editions and nostalgic inspirations. Once …

Three Industry-Advancing Timepieces from LVMH Watch Week 2021

Hublot's artist collaboration, Zenith's innovative evolution and Bulgari's audacious addition

In concise briefings—with wristwatches as the rightful centerpiece—LVMH Watch Week took place online last week. As with the inaugural iteration in 2020, three of the luxury conglomerate’s brands presented novelties (a term used to reference new or updated timepieces for the current year). Though there was much to love for fans of Hublot, Zenith and Bulgari, the three models we selected stand apart for their uncompromising …

Zenith’s Ultra-Light All-Carbon Defy Classic Wristwatch

65 grams of layered carbon fiber compose an entire watch case—and its bracelet

From its geometric, open-worked dial (which reveals the mechanisms at the heart of the watch underneath) to its sci-fi camouflage aesthetic, Zenith‘s new DEFY Classic Carbon wristwatch sets a new standard for the brand. It’s the Swiss luxury manufacture’s debut carbon watch with an integrated carbon bracelet—an attribute composed of more than 50 individual carbon fiber components itself. This means that the timepiece weighs a mere 65 grams …