Front Runners November 2015: Swiss Diplomacy

To create the one-of-a-kind timepieces in the new Blancpain Villeret Shakudō series (, the Vallée de Joux watchmaker looked far afield for inspiration—beyond traditional Swiss aesthetic techniques and to East Asia. The métiers d’art watches ($160,000 each) take their name from the Japanese alloy called shakudō, a blend of mostly copper and some gold that, […]

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