Every year at Geneva's SIHH watch salon, a host of luxury watch brands (most of them owned by the Richemont Group) unveil their new timepieces to international retailers, collectors, and journalists. In recent years, other smaller, non-participating brands have set up shop outside of the SIHH in Geneva's luxury hotels, displaying new models of their own. Here are three notable examples of such watches that we found this year. … [Read more...]
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On the occasion of the 260th anniversary of its founding, Vacheron Constantin unveils the first models of an entirely new collection called Harmony. Issued in limited editions, these new timepieces are at once contemporary and vintage-inspired. They feature a new cushion shape and a design inspired by one of the brand’s first wristwatch chronographs introduced in 1928. New in-house movements, new design and interesting complications: please welcome the Vacheron Constantin Harmony collection, … [Read more...]
Panerai added a new complication to its lineup at SIHH 2015, and it did so in a very Panerai way: the brand's first Equation of Time function debuts in both a new Radiomir 1940 and Luminor 1950 watch, represented on the dial by a linear scale. Scroll down to read more on the new watches, both of which boast an eight-day power reserve. … [Read more...]
During SIHH in Geneva last month, independent watch brand F.P. Journe introduced updated versions of the moon-phase watch in its Octa Collection. The Nouvelle Octa Lune is available in two case materials. Its dial has been rearranged from that of its predecessor, and it's now available in a larger size. … [Read more...]
It is not uncommon during the SIHH watch fair to hear the popping of Champagne corks and the clinking of glasses in the luxuriously appointed halls of Geneva's Palexpo. This year, guests also heard the pleasant chiming of several new minute repeater watches from the exhibiting luxury watch brands. Here are four repeater watches from SIHH 2015 that caught our eye — and ear. … [Read more...]
Panerai and the sea are eternally linked. Our friends at Monochrome-Watches note that this strong bond has been embedded within the DNA of the company from the start. The Panerai Marina Militare was the first truly underwater watch that was made for the Italian military divers to time accurately their operations during the WWII. Panerai is known for big watches, minimal in character and unique in appearance. However, Panerai has produced a wide variety of naval instruments and other unique … [Read more...]
The WatchTime editorial team recently returned from SIHH 2015, and one of the trends we noticed at this year's fair was a number of brands putting their own spin on the classical skeleton watch. Here are five new skeleton watches worthy of a closer look. … [Read more...]
SIHH 2015 has come and gone, and instead of immediately bringing you a "Top 5 Watches" or "Top 10 Watches" — which we will surely do later on, nevertheless — we at FratelloWatches thought it might be interesting to pick a top new watch release from SIHH 2015 in five different categories. … [Read more...]
At SIHH in Geneva, Baume & Mercier presented its redesigned Classima collection. Targeted at entry-level consumers, the Classima line includes men's steel and two-tone automatic models. … [Read more...]
At last year's SIHH, IWC launched a whopping 15 new Aquatimer models, and Cartier introduced its very first true dive watch, the Calibre de Cartier Diver. This year, at SIHH 2015, the dive watch pickings were rather slim in comparison. … [Read more...]
Anyone who has carved the snow on skis, hugged a turn’s line in a sports car, or caressed the slope of a woman’s back will appreciate the curves in the Clé de Cartier. Cartier’s iconic march of shapes, from Santos to Tank to Rontonde, arrives at a new simplicity of innovation, design and form. … [Read more...]
For 2015, Roger Dubuis focusses heavily on skeletonization, as becomes apparent with the introduction of the Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon. Prior to these new releases, every single watch had been produced according to the strict specifications of the Poinçon de Geneve, and the new models are no exception. The “Spider” offers exceptional Horological techniques, with a superb contemporary design. … [Read more...]
At SIHH 2015 in Geneva, I had the chance to chat with 12 watch industry executives, from 11 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces introduced at the show and what lies ahead in 2015. Follow the links below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]
Among the new offerings from Ralph Lauren at this year's SIHH is the new Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph. Inspired by the instrument panel of Lauren's legendary 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, this piece evokes the exotic yet purposeful aesthetic found in the cockpit of a car many regard as the finest gentleman’s sport coupe of all time. … [Read more...]
The 2015 edition of Geneva's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) kicks off tomorrow, and WatchTime will be reporting live on the new watches introduced at the fair. Many watch brands exhibiting at SIHH have already teased us with some of the new products they will launch there. Scroll down to get a glimpse of WatchTime's pre-SIHH coverage. … [Read more...]
Well-heeled collectors of ultra-complicated mechanical watches, and the haute retailers who supply them, should be in Seventh Heaven over Greubel Forsey's seventh "Invention Piece," the Greubel Forsey QP à Equation, unveiled to the watch intelligentsia today at SIHH 2015 in Geneva. … [Read more...]
The new IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar, part of the brand's "Year of the Portugieser" at SIHH 2015, is a timepiece that marks two IWC firsts: its in-house movement is equipped with an innovative annual calendar mechanism and also boasts a two-barrel, seven-day power reserve. … [Read more...]
All too often we see relationships between watch manufactures and automobile companies come and then go. Seemingly, the faster the car the more tempestuous the relationship with their time-keeping partner. Not so with Bugatti and Parmigiani. For ten years (2004-2014) they have celebrated a hand-to-glove relationship that sees the world’s fastest car paired-off with one of the world’s most imaginative horological manufactures. As we discuss on our Monochrome-Watches blog, in 2015, Parmigiani … [Read more...]
Cartier's headliner at SIHH 2015 was a new ultra-thin grand complication that showcases the brand's technical watchmaking prowess. The Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication has an automatic movement measuring just 5.49 mm in height. Its three major complications are visible on the skeletonized dial: a flying tourbillon, perpetual calendar, and minute repeater. These functions, coupled with its ultra-thin skeletonized form, make it the most complex Cartier timepiece to date. … [Read more...]
SIHH 2015: Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica (Updated with Live Photo and Price)
At SIHH 2015 this week, Panerai Panerai debuted the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica - 44 mm. This new model surrounds the P.9100 manufacture chronograph movement with a high-tech matte-black case fashioned from synthetic ceramic based on zirconium oxide. … [Read more...]