Arguably the biggest R&D news of the latest SIHH came from Vacheron Constantin. In some sense we’ve got a new complication, and a pretty useful one. We’re talking two independent regulating systems – one for standard duties at your wrist and the other – for running your perpetual calendar when the piece lies idle for… 65 days!
Every year Audemars Piguet has something new for the Royal Oak lovers. This time, there’s a new color combination for the Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ Extra-Thin, four new chronographs for the smaller wrist, a luscious Frosted Gold Chronograph with purple dial, and the Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin with case and bracelet in black ceramic.
There are quite a few GMT designs around, but a globe moved by a chain is certainly not something we see that often. And if you’ve heard the name DeWitt before, you probably already know, their watches never act like a one-trick pony.
In its tenth collaboration with Swiss clockmaker L’Epée 1839, MB&F celebrates the beauty of a jellyfish. Medusa is a dual-configuration clock, housed in hand-blown Murano glass, which can be ceiling mounted or put upon a desk.
While the new entry point to the flagship Ulysse Nardin collection – remember, it was Freak in 2001 who pioneered the silicon parts in top Swiss movements – clearly comes with some shortcuts, it’s fully packed with trademark Freak DNA and screams attitude. Oh, and for the first time it features a winding crown!
The moonphase can often be seen as one of the most classical complications done in all-by-the-book principle. Luckily enough, Hermès is not playing too safe, and the lunar calendar in Arceau L'Heure De La Lune appears to be equally playful and elegant.
New Year’s Eve is a perfect occasion to set eyes on ladies’ Bvlgari Lvcea Mosaïque watches featuring dials paved with miniature gold tiles. Mosaic has always been a number one artistic technique in Ancient Rome. Faithful to its historical roots, Bvlgari pays a tribute to the Eternal City by renewing this centuries old tradition.
New range of IWC Pilot’s Watches will make its debut at SIHH 2019 which takes place in Geneva from 14th to 17th January 2019. However some of the cool stuff is already revealed, including the new split-chronograph, a piece with a trademark Ceratanium case and a flagship constant-force tourbillon dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.