With the dust of the biggest watch fair settled, the biggest trends covered and the biggest surprises explained, it’s time to talk about the brands that don’t aspire to change the global landscape, yet manage to constantly push the watchmaking art further and further towards the absolute perfection – the independents.
Swiss brand has developed an unusual gong configuration for the minute repeater and now combines it with a perpetual calendar.
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo gets another pack of horological rarities on sale on May, 28th.
The spring auctions are at the gates, and if you’re already packing for a trip to Geneva, be sure not to miss the exhibition of some stunning horological artifacts by thirteen independent watchmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The bigger version of Aquanaut gets a sporty green treatment and steels a hefty part of Baselworld spotlight.
Rolex is introducing the Sea-Dweller in steel and yellow gold, for the first time in this range. Despite some obvious fancy and dressy boost, the legendary diver still feels very masculine.
Designed by Centro Stile Ferrari lead by Flavio Manzoni himself, the watch has a handful of trademark super car features as well as a healthy attitude of statement piece. Oh, and there’s a prancing horse at 12 o’clock.
Roman brand starts the show with a bang, bringing the world thinnest chronograph and introducing a whole new ladies’ collection. The latter is destined to get some additional wows for being the same time quintessentially Bvlgari, yet having a personality of its own.
Some brands just know a special way of working with color, and Glashütte Original is certainly one of them. When everyone around went for the blue dials, the guys at Glashütte made a home run with magnificent green, when the following year others are all about the green and partly salmon, Glashütte Original strikes with fiery orange.
Thanks to actor-director-producer (and part-time raccoon) Bradley Cooper, and his fellow superheroes Paul Rudd and Chris Evans. If you still think the celebrity-factor can’t seriously affect the watch-brand awareness, well, look how schaffhausen-based company was presented at yesterday’s red carpet, and think again.
As one would expect, the watch specially created for the explorer and long running Panerai ambassador is quite suitable for wearing during the most challenging enterprises. The unexpected thing its involvement in recycling of resources to protect our planet and its oceans. Oh, and there’s your ticket to go traveling alongside Mike Horn himself.
It doesn’t happen everyday that Greubel Forsey the maker of exquisite and super tech-y watches with over-the-top finishings and sizes produce something under 40m in diameter. Well, the latest SIHH was marked with exactly such a piece, and its technical prowess, second to none polishing and beveling, and, of course, the six-figure pricing are on the usual level.
Panthère continues to inspire Cartier for more than 100 years now. At SIHH 2019 Cartier is enhancing and transfiguring the panther with three main creative currents: by uniting jewelry and watchmaking, as well as through Cartier’s beloved artistic crafts.
The almighty Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel can arguably be called one of SIHH highlights in terms of complexity. Limited to 18 pieces and commanding a price of around $800,000 it really brings a significant wow-factor into the game.