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Watches: time to smile


Magical, humorous or poetic, today's beautiful watches know how to thwart the grayness of the dark hours as well as delight connoisseurs.


Smile, why cry?"

Nat King Cole already wondered this in one of his most famous songs, with the melody taken from the music of

Modern Times

by Charlie Chaplin.

If it is not always so easy to display a smile on your face, it is not forbidden to hang one on your wrist.

Alongside their most serious or rigorous productions, the watchmaking houses also know how to deploy all the blades of the range of their creativity to offer sophisticated but also surprising or playful timepieces.

One of the pioneers of this genre, for once, was the famous watch designer Gérald Genta.

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Hermès does not hate to play the illusionist, as with its Wow Arceau watch whose character on horseback seems to jump out of the dial.

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In 1984, during the Basel Fair, his three pieces with jumping hours and retrograde minute display representing Mickey, Donald and Picsou were deemed disrespectful of classical watchmaking art and caused a scandal.

However, the creator is developing a complete range, the Genta Fantasy, integrating characters…

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Source: lefigaro

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