SIHH steps up the pace for its 28th edition, with six prestigious names making their entrance: Hermès and at the Carré des Horlogers, Armin Strom, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, DeWitt, élégante by F.P.Journe and Romain Gauthier. This brings the total number of exhibitors to 35, with 18 Historic Maisons and 17 brands in the Carré des Horlogers.
Professionals, journalists, collectors and watch enthusiasts will travel from all four corners of the globe to be in Geneva from 15 to 19 January, 2018 for this standout event in Fine Watchmaking. Members of the public will once again have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Open Day on Friday 19 January. Be ready for innovation and surprises at SIHH 2018.
Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece
For SIHH 2018, Laurent Ferrier adds a stunning annual calendar complication to their popular Galet Montre Ecole line.
Voyeurs and Freaks: Ulysse Nardin Gets the Deviant in Us to Watch
While getting their “Freak On” was never an issue for Ulysse Nardin, the brand dared to go where no brand had gone before with two new and naughty novelties for SIHH 2018.
Brand press releases don’t usually excite me. I mean, I’m happy to get them and they often contain news that is critical to what I do for a living, but they don’t excite excite me, if you know what I mean. That is, until I received an email from Ulysse Nardin about this year’s new releases for the 28th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). Its opening paragraph contained the following description of the discreetly roped-off “back room” at their SIHH salon where their latest erotic watches are to be showcased: “...everything else in this voluptuous boudoir is carnal red — the carpet, the red velvet canapé in the shape of a woman’s mouth, and the walls, adorned with the evocative tools of the sex trade, all exquisitely framed. Do you dare enter?”
F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante
Combining innovative technical solutions with traditional construction methods, François-Paul Journe has forged a new watchmaking series, embodied to pure perfection in the Monopoussoir. Discover it here!
The basic material and starting point was a chronograph, unique down to its calibre, and designed exclusively for the Only Watch charity auction in late 2017. It became the laboratory inspiration for the new 2018 F.P. Journe Monopoussoir Rattrapante chronograph series. A series of timepieces that honors history and prepares for the third millennium with the rattrapante complication, commonly considered to be the natural feature of the chronograph.
Girard-Perregaux Neo Tourbillon with Three Bridges Skeleton
At last year’s SIHH, Girard-Perregaux unveiled the Neo-Bridges Automatic Titanium — a watch that took its structural cues from Constant Girard’s creator Esmeralda pocket watch (which won first prize at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1889) but married it to 21st century technology. And this year, the manufacture continues to push the concept even further.
A. Lange & Söhne Introduces the 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange”
To honor the life and work of their founder Walter Lange, A. Lange & Söhne has released a series of jumping seconds timepieces. Here’s the lowdown.
Walter Lange left us in January 2017 – leaving behind a legacy that will survive for many generations. The great-grandson of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, Walter relaunched the brand in 1994. Since then, the brand has been hard at work developing in-house calibers and some very stunning novelties including the Lange 1, Zeitwerk, and Saxonia.
The Cartier Libre Collection Ventures Outside the Lines for SIHH 2018
In an effort to showcase their playful side, Cartier has reimagined some of their signature case shapes through the introduction of five limited edition jeweled watches, in time for the 2018 edition of the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva.
According to a study released on November 28th by luxury marketing and research group MVI Marketing, female millennials (in the age category 25 to 40) who make an annual salary of $80,000 or more ranked Cartier in their top two for luxury jewelry purchases. And male millennials making the same annual salary ranked the brand 4th overall for luxury watch purchases, and with good reason.
The Jubilee Collection celebrating 150 years of IWC
In advance of next year’s SIHH fair. IWC has released a taste of what’s to come for the brand. This collection of timepieces was made to celebrate the brand’s 150th Anniversary. Here’s our hands-on scoop.
Founded in 1868 by American Florentine Ariosto Jones, IWC Schaffhausen is an established leader in watchmaking. Producing a wide range of products from their iconic pilot’s watches – to highly complicated pieces celebrating the finest in Swiss watchmaking. The brand is also using this moment to release a new dial technique which incorporates rich lacquered finishes reminiscent of enamel dials of yesteryear, without the price tag.
Introducing: Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph 25th Anniversary Edition
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic Royal Oak Offshore, Audemars Piguet has released a striking 25th Anniversary edition of their tourbillon chrono. In addition, the brand has unveiled a re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph.
Since its launch in 1993, the Royal Oak Offshore has been a mainstay in AP’s collection. It’s an understatement to say these pieces have been extraordinary popular with collectors. However, that wasn’t always the case. 25 years ago, many thought the brand was crazy to release a 42mm version of the Royal Oak. Today, the brand can easily revel in the Offshore’s success.