SIHH 2014: 3 New Chronograph Watches

Cartier Chrono tourbillonAs per usual, this year’s SIHH watch fair has already yielded a number of super-high-end complicated watches with tourbillons, repeaters, and all manner of other horological magic. But let’s not overlook the most popular complicated watch, the (relatively) humble chronograph; the watchmakers at Cartier, Roger Dubuis, and Jaeger-LeCoultre certainly didn’t.

Amidst such mind-blowing haute horlogerie pieces as JLC’s Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater, Cartier’s Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire, and Dubuis’s Excalibur Quatuor, there were also some interesting chronographs launched. Here’s a look at three of them I saw on Day One.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic has a matte-black 46-mm ceramic case and also includes a second-time-zone indication. It is limited to 500 pieces.
Roger Dubuis Hommage Chronograph
Roger Dubuis focused on its Hommage Collection, the fifth and final pillar of its revamped lineup of watch collections. The new Roger Dubuis Hommage Chronograph has an automatic movement powered by a microrotor and a hand-guilloché dial. Like all Roger Dubuis watches, it is stamped with the Geneva Hallmark.
Cartier Rotonde Cartier Tourb Chrono 8 Day PR
And this one is most definitely not “humble”: Cartier’s new Rotonde de Cartier Tourbillon Chronograph Eight Day Power Reserve. The name says it all. This is only the second watch to use this movement (pictured below), first introduced in a Cartier Pasha model in 2011. it is a limited edition of 50 pieces, selling for around 135,000 euros.

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Tourbillon Chronograph 8-Day PR - back

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