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Diving into blue watches at Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie

Ulysse Nardin worked with Italian artist Milo Manara to create handpainted timepieces telling the story of a woman who finds love with a mermaid. Model Karolina Kurkova at IWC's launch of its new pilot's watches at the Salon International de la Haute
Ulysse Nardin worked with Italian artist Milo Manara to create handpainted timepieces telling the story of a woman who finds love with a mermaid. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
Ulysse Nardin worked with Italian artist Milo Manara to create handpainted timepieces telling the story of a woman who finds love with a mermaid. Model Karolina Kurkova at IWC's launch of its new pilot's watches at the Salon International de la Haute
Model Karolina Kurkova at IWC's launch of its new pilot's watches at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva on Tuesday.PHOTO: IWC

Playful designs, new composite materials and watches in blue hues were highlights at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie

Blue is the new black.

At least in the world of watches it is, if offerings at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva were any indication.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2019, with the headline 'Diving into blue'. Print Edition | Subscribe