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Trade fairs // SIHH 2015 // Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Tourbillon-charged chronos

It's a rarely attempted feat. By equipping a chronograph with a tourbillon regulator, watchmakers bring the quest for precision to the measuring of short intervals, two of the most important chronometric complications. Audemars Piguet is a past master in combining the two; Vacheron Constantin and Montblanc have also placed a tourbillon chrono at the heart of their collections for 2015. Having...

Christophe Roulet

 
Trade fairs // SIHH 2015 // Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Moon

Endowed with its powerful and beautifully staged moon-phase display, the Rendez-Vous Moon of Jaeger-LeCoultre extends an enticing invitation to follow the guidance of the most feminine of celestial bodies. A symbol of time, the moon is the hourglass of water tides and of  our biological clocks. It is also an emblem of womanhood, alternately viewed as wife, daughter or sister. Its fertile,...

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Trade fairs // SIHH 2015 // Monday, 26 January 2015

Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk

Audemars Piguet presents Diamond Punk, a stunning haute joaillerie watch that brilliantly reflects the traditions and savoir-faire of the Le Brassus Manufacture. 7,848 snow-set diamonds define the sharp, clean-cut geometrics of a cuff bracelet, which is expertly engineered as a piece unique of 56 dazzling pyramid facets. Beneath a secret sliding cover, the cool beauty of the dial is revealed :...

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Trade fairs // SIHH 2015 // Monday, 26 January 2015

SIHH 2015 in 10 outstanding watches

Any important gathering of watches will invariably lead to a discussion on the timepieces that most caught the horophile's eye. The 2015 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie has been no exception. The verdict in ten outstanding watches. In watchmaking circles, definitions are often open to debate. What constitutes a "complication" is one such conundrum. The general consensus is...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // Events // Friday, 23 January 2015

Mission accomplished for the 25th SIHH

The 25th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie has ended on a positive note. Despite turbulence linked to the external value of the Swiss franc, and tension in certain markets, the exhibiting Maisons were highly satisfied with this quarter-century edition. Visitors were once again able to appreciate the full measure of their skills, both mechanical and artistic. SIHH 2015 was indeed a...

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Trade fairs // SIHH 2015 // Friday, 23 January 2015

IWC Portugieser Hand-wound eight days edition « 75th Anniversary »

To mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Portugieser watch family, IWC has decided to pay fitting tribute to a little known yet wonderfully attractive version of the original Portugieser with the new Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition "75th Anniversary". The design of this limited anniversary edition is almost identical to that of its predecessor, while the act of...

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Trade fairs // SIHH 2015 // Friday, 23 January 2015

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

With this new creation unveiled in Geneva, Greubel Forsey houses its Tourbillon 24 Secondes in a particularly sophisticated case that exemplifies classic elegance. Its lines have been redefined to reduce its height. The tourbillon appears on the back of the timepiece taking its place under the sapphire crystal dome: a first for Greubel Forsey. "Sophistication" Robert Greubel and...

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Trade fairs // SIHH 2015 // Friday, 23 January 2015

Baume & Mercier Classima Men Steel Automatic

Talented, enthusiastic and determined, tomorrow's leaders are driven by the energy of success. Smiling at the future while remaining loyal to the Baume & Mercier: "Accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality", the four new Classima Men's models exude a stylish and contemporary elegance. Destined to gratify young graduates and newly appointed executives,...

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Trade fairs // SIHH 2015 // Friday, 23 January 2015

A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Dual Time

A. Lange & Söhne presents three models of the Saxonia watch family with a new dial design that further enhances their intrinsic gracefulness: Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic, and Saxonia Dual Time. "Never stand still" is not only Walter Lange's personal motto, it also motivates the product developers at Lange. Their tireless pursuit of the perfect watch has inspired the discreet dial...

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Trade fairs // SIHH 2015 // Friday, 23 January 2015

The mechanics of time laid bare

Soon the stars of the watchmaking runway will have nothing but the barest of bones to express themselves with. But these skeletons aren't macabre; on the contrary, they offer vast areas of expression to the watchmakers who have managed to reinvent them. In 2015, skeleton watches are making their voices heard at the SIHH. While the art of skeletonization in watchmaking is very old, it underwent...

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