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...]
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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...]
At the SIHH 2015 watch fair, German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Sohne unveiled three new models in its elegant, understated Saxonia collection. The new-generation versions of the Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic, and Saxonia Dual Time all feature subtly redesigned dials, with two models also sporting new case dimensions. … [Read more...]
Panerai has launched several new versions of the Submersible, its hyper-masculine, professional-grade divers' watch. The most unusual is the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic. … [Read more...]
Among its new releases at SIHH 2015, Baume & Mercier has launched two new models in its rectangular-cased Hamptons collection and a new complication in the recently launched Baume & Mercier Clifton family. … [Read more...]
One of A. Lange & Söhne's introductions at SIHH 2015 was an all-new minute repeater. The Zeitwerk Minute Repeater combines a chiming mechanism with jumping displays for the hours and minutes. The simple, legible dial belies the complexities of its movement. This is the first Lange watch to combine a jumping time display with a 10-minute interval repeater. Read on for more info and lots of close-up shots of the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater. … [Read more...]
Greubel Forsey, a brand known for its ambitious, innovative multi-tourbillon watches, introduced its own singular take on the classic world-time watch in 2011. A new execution of the succinctly named Greubel Forsey GMT, with a blackened titanium case, debuted this week at SIHH 2015. … [Read more...]
The Audemars Piguet watch that made the most noise (literally) at SIHH 2015 was the accoustically engineered Royal Oak Concept RD#1, the brand's undisputed headliner, but AP also released some new versions of its popular standards, including this striking new execution of the iconic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, in two-tone rose gold and steel. … [Read more...]
Roger Dubuis has declared 2015 to be "The Year of the Skeleton," unveiling a slew of new skeletonized watches from its flagship Excalibur collection at SIHH 2015. Here's more on two of them, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton and Excalibur Spider Flying Tourbillon. … [Read more...]
At SIHH in Geneva, Richard Mille introduced its new luxury ladies' watch, the RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur. The watch combines a flying tourbillon mechanism with a distinctive automaton feature – all in a characteristically Richard Mille case. … [Read more...]