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SIHH 2015 Preview: Greubel Forsey GMT Black

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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, makes its debut at the upcoming SIHH 2015. … [Read more...]


3 New Baume & Mercier Watches Debuting at SIHH 2015

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Baume & Mercier has released info and photos of three new watch references the brand is launching at January's SIHH watch fair. Two are new automatic models in Baume & Mercier's rectangular-cased Hamptons collection; the third is a new complication in the brand's recently launched Clifton family. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: Previewing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar with Meteorite Dial

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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar isn’t technically a new watch in the brand's catalog, having first appeared at the 2013 SIHH watch fair. It has a very classical display and a very restrained design. So, how to bring new attention to an already known model and add some freshness? By introducing new dials! And the dials that Jaeger-LeCoultre chose are pretty interesting indeed. Here is a look at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite dial, which makes its official debut at SIHH … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: New Dial Designs for A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia

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Ahead of next month's SIHH watch fair, German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Sohne has 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...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Reversed Tourbillon

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At its 2014 Fine Watchmaking Workshop, Cartier revealed several of its new watches slated for debut at SIHH 2015 in January. One of the more interesting timepieces was the Rotonde de Cartier Reversed Tourbillon, a watch whose unconventional flying tourbillon is displayed on a minimalist, sunburst-guilloché dial with an off-center hours and minutes display. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: Piaget Presents the World’s Thinnest Hand-Wound Chronograph

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Piaget watches have long been renowned for their elegant thinness, and the brand has set numerous watch-world thinness records with its releases of recent years. The new Piaget Altiplano Chronograph — which debuts at the 2015 SIHH in January — sets another one, for world's thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept “Acoustic Research”

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As it did last year, Audemars Piguet has unveiled its newest Royal Oak Concept watch ahead of the upcoming 2015 SIHH watch fair. This year's model is truly a milestone: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept "Acoustic Research" is a unique prototype piece that is the result of an eight-year program to develop the "perfect" minute repeater sound volume. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication

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If you’ve ever wondered when Jupiter will next be aligned with Mars, Van Cleef & Arpels has a watch that will tell you. Its new Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication watch, introduced at SIHH 2014, has six rotating disks, each bearing a tiny sphere representing one of the six planets visible with the naked eye. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica – 44 mm

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At SIHH 2015, Panerai will debut 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...]


Watch Insider: Reviewing the Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Of all the watches that debuted at this year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva, perhaps the one I least expected was a dive watch from Cartier. And it turns out it's one of the coolest new watches of the year. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I give you the scoop on Cartier's foray into the world of "real" sports watches. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: Richard Mille RM 33-01

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For 2015, Richard Mille introduces the new RM 33-01, powered by the skeletonized RMXP3 caliber. This watch offers the striking good looks of the RM 33 Extra Flat, with the added convenience of a date display. In typical Richard Mille fashion, the movement is something to behold. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph

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At SIHH 2015 in January, Ralph Lauren will launch the new 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...]


Five Affordable Luxury Watches from SIHH 2014

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At the big watch shows, the brands tend to promote their halo products – the ones with all the bells and whistles, and the highest prices. These products also tend to grab the headlines because, let’s face it, “three-hand watch” is not as sexy as “triple titanium tourbillon.”  However in the real world, most of us will not purchase the triple tourbillon. Fortunately for those of us who don't have as much dough as Pizza Hut, several brands presented new and noteworthy watches in the … [Read more...]


Press Release: WatchTime E-Special: The Watches of SIHH 2014

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New York City (NY); America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has published its latest E-Special, "The Watches of SIHH 2014." This digital download edition contains WatchTime's complete coverage of the new watches, trends, and industry news from the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), an exclusive annual event for the luxury watch industry, which takes place in Geneva and showcases important watch brands premiering their latest watches. … [Read more...]


Beyond the ÜberWatches: 5 (Possibly) Overlooked New Watches from SIHH 2014

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At this year's SIHH, as per usual, the lion's share of buzz and attention went to a handful of "headliner watches," or, as we at WatchTime have dubbed them, "überwatches," even though most of the watch brands each released a dozen or more new products for 2014. And even when a brand doesn't have what we'd call an überwatch, it sometimes releases one piece so unexpected, off-the-wall, or controversial that it overshadows the rest of its new releases (Exhibit A: Last year's debut of the first … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Watch Insider’s Top Five Sport Watches

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I am assembling lists of my top five watches introduced at this year's SIHH in three categories: design, innovation and, today, my favorite sports watches. Keep in mind these are listed in alphabetical order, not ranked by preference. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014 ROUNDUP: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

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At last week's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our live updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, we've created this handy recap with links to all 47 watches we covered over the watch fair's four days. … [Read more...]


The 3 Biggest Surprises at SIHH 2014

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I know, I know, you are supposed to expect the unexpected. Even so, I did not expect what Baume & Mercier, Greubel Forsey and Cartier unveiled at last week’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are the three biggest surprises of SIHH 2014. … [Read more...]


WatchTime.com: SIHH 2014 – 11 interviews with Watch Brand VIPs

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents eleven audio interviews from the week of the 2014 SIHH: http://www.watchtime.com/blog/sihh/audio-watch-interviews-sihh-2014/. These interviews were conducted in Geneva by Alexander Linz (www.watch-insider.com), one of the world’s most popular watch bloggers and partner of watchtime.com. The interviews reveal the latest news on luxury watch brands exhibiting at the SIHH, including … [Read more...]


Photo Gallery: Touring the Luxury Booths of SIHH 2014

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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which took place last week in Geneva, is probably the world's most exclusive international watch fair, with an invitation-only guest list. As we did last year, WatchTime wanted to give our readers and diehard watch fans a peek inside those hallowed halls of horology, courtesy of these exclusive photos by our own Mike Disher. Click below to begin the tour... … [Read more...]


4 Artistic Watches From SIHH 2014

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High horology isn’t just about movements: it’s also about aesthetics. The watch brands at SIHH in Geneva called on a range of decorative techniques, such as guillochage, enameling, and skeletonizing, that can add as much to the cost of watch as can a notable manufacture movement. Here, four watches showcasing the skills that some high-end watch companies call the “metiers d’art.” … [Read more...]


Audio: 14 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2014 (Updated)

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At this year's SIHH in Geneva, I spoke with 14 important figures, from 13 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces unveiled at the show and what each brand has in store for 2014. Follow the links below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: My Top 5 SIHH 2014 Watches (For Now)

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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) wrapped up yesterday in Geneva, and from the three days I was there earlier this week, I have compiled a preliminary Top Five list from the new watches that have been introduced there. … [Read more...]


Hublot Launches Tonneau-Shaped “Spirit of Big Bang” During SIHH 2014 Week

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After three days in the hallowed halls of the Geneva Palexpo, discovering new watches from the brands exhibiting at the 2014 SIHH, your WatchTime team ventured out to the Geneva hotels in which other watch companies were unveiling new products. The SIHH, which primarily but not solely, hosts brands owned by the Richemont Group, has become such a magnet for retailers and watch journalists worldwide that several other non-Richemont brands take advantage of the week to introduce new products ahead … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Zenith Pays Tribute to the Wright Brothers

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This year Zenith honors the Wright brothers with a watch issued in a 1,903-piece limited edition: the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT 1903. Of course 1903 is the year Orville Wright successfully flew the appropriately named “Flyer” over a distance of about 130 feet at the Kitty Hawk dunes in North Carolina. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Christophe Claret Poker

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Following the introductions of the 21 Blackjack and the Baccarat, this year Christophe Claret completes his trilogy of gaming watches with the Poker. For my money, this is the best of the three, both because the game it plays – Texas Hold ’em, is so compelling, and because the play on the watch is so realistic. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: New Men’s Watches From Vacheron Constantin

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After wooing the ladies with its new offerings at last year's SIHH, Vacheron Constantin turned its focus back to the male haute horlogerie connoisseur this year, and also threw a spotlight on the art of skeletonization, launching no less than six openworked timpieces: four in the brand's prestigious Metiers d'Art Collection and new, skeleton versions of two of its tourbillon watches, the Malte Tourbillon and Patrimony Traditonnelle 14-Day Tourbillon. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: A Small Selection of Images

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Each year I attend SIHH and like every digital camera owner, I take far more images than I will ever use. Some will appear in upcoming stories. Most will never appear on your screens. To break the monotony of endless posts about new watches, here are a few images selected for your enjoyment. They include people, places, and yes, a watch. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection

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Ninety years ago, Montblanc  launched a writing instrument that came to symbolize the brand: the Meisterstück. To celebrate the ninetieth anniversary, Montblanc is launching the Meisterstück Heritage Collection of wristwatches. The collection contains four models, each of which is a paradigm of classic design. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Richard Mille RM 63-01 Dizzy Hands

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From time to time, Watchmakers like to free us from the temporal demands our timepieces can place upon us, because every now and then, we all need to lose track of time. In years gone by, independent watchmakers Andreas Strehler and Thomas Prescher created wristwatches that told time only on demand - to learn the current time, you had to press a button. In 2011, Hermès gave us Le Temps Suspendu, which kept time until the  press of a button caused time to stop. This year, Richard Mille adds his … [Read more...]