Innovation, performance and precision: Formula 1 racing and watches have a lot in common.
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The numbers speak for themselves: 15 automakers have stayed away from the 89th Geneva Motor Show (March 7-17), including Volvo, Land Rover, Opel and Abarth. Watchmakers too are conspicuous by their absence. The mechanical emulation that used to be part of the show's charm no longer keeps the dream alive. At least not on the floor.
In February, Pirelli launched a new high-performance tyre for winter driving. Roger Dubuis responds with its interpretation of this cutting-edge tyre technology.
Tourbillons were the hot new complication in the late ’90s and early aughts. At the time, it was impressive enough to show the escapement on the dial, with its twirling carriage and decorated bridge. Nearly 20 years later, tourbillons need to pack a little more oomph to impress potential buyers.
It was a great year all round at SIHH, and a banner year for ladies’ watches. New complications, purpose-built movements, new materials and virtuoso gem-setting rendered ladies’ watches from the show’s Maisons as technically impressive as men’s watches this year, and as aesthetically impressive as ever.
The Bucherer Blue Editions collection is joined by Roger Dubuis, with two models getting the special blue shade. The Aventador S, in partnership with Lamborghini, has been given a unique Blu Kairos colour.
The LAB was one of the major new features at SIHH 2019, which just ended, and probably one of the biggest attractions, with demonstrations of the research that will take watchmaking into the future. Here are just some of them.
Day 1 didn’t disappoint, Day 2 took flight with complications… and what about Day 3. Check out what people on social media were talking about at Day 3 of SIHH 2019.