First one to pull the trigger was Xavier, with his Top 10 watches of the SIHH 2017 . It was not reasonable for leave that errand to him just, so I needed to do the work as well. All things considered, getting my 10 most loved bits of the Geneva-based reasonable was difficult. Not that there was insufficient material this year – we’ve seen many intriguing suggestions, both dream-watches or more commercial offers – however it’s consistently hard to set boundaries. Whatever, here they are, my 10 most loved watches of the SIHH 2017 (in addition to a couple of exceptional notices, a few watches or strategies dear to my heat…)
A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Decimal Strike
One thing to think about me: I’m an aficionado of A. Lange & Söhne and inside their assortment, I love the Zeitwerk Striking Time, as you can find in the audit I did . I love this watch for being simultaneously devoted to Lange’s codes and absolutely awesome (show, complications, way it strikes the time…) Nothing is common and shockingly, it stays old style. At the point when the brand annouced the Zeitwerk Decimal Strike , it quickly supplanted the Striking Time in my heart, for a few reasons. Most importantly, its striking instrument is substantially more in accordance with the showcase and, in actuality, exceptionally reasonable for a business use (10-minute strikes with a decimal display… consistent). At that point, there’s the nectar gold case, and its delicate, inconspicuous, warm however never unequivocal tone. So refined… And at long last, there’s the “almost-Handwerkskunst” completing of the dial (the tremblage completing of the mallets and the iced surface of the focal extension). It is essentially mysterious and on an individual side, I lean toward it to the new Tourbograph (and even Lange’s CEO concedes to that… see here )
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ultra-Thin 15202 Full Yellow Gold
Usually, I don’t like full gold watches, neither gaudy pieces. So you may wonder why this watch is here? It’s obvious, I love the Audemars Piguet 15202 (the most loyal of all, the most slender, the best executed…) and its full gold adaptation is the exemption that affirms my musings about full gold. Furthermore, here, when I say full gold, I mean by that the case, the bezel, the wristband and even the dial and the hands. Everything is yellow gold and shockingly the outcome is simply hyper-cool. Indeed, it is gaudy yet it likewise have that special energy of the primary gold Royal Oak watches, something obsolete and very vintage. It’s not conspicuous like a gold Offshore. It taste vastly different and I appreciated it, a lot.
Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat
The inverse of the past one… A thin case, a white gold case, a super-smooth dial, that’s it, not much. In any case, this Extra-Flat form of the Drive is, as far as I might be concerned, the one I was sitting tight for. The state of the principal releases was magnificent, not the extents (too huge, excessively thick for me). With a more modest case, a more slender profile and a dial cleaned from complications and examples, the Drive becomes unobtrusive, hyper-rich and consummately proportioned on the wrist (at any rate, on my wrist). This is the thing that Cartier is to me…
Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision Salmon Dial
If there is one dial I want keep from the SIHH 2017, it would be this one. I love salmon dials related with white metal case. I love the differentiation, I love the way that it is a peculiar tone, I love the relationship with blue hands and indexes. On account of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision, it comes with a platinum case and with the typical tactful look of that watch (Greubel-wise…). The look is incredible. Also, there’s the completing of the development, obviously, mega. Greubel Forsey is on top of the food web as far as decoration…
Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor Montre Ecole
Once once more, a demonstration of style from Laurent Ferrier . This watch is inconspicuous, cautious, smooth, unique and completely executed. its new case alludes to Laurent’s first years as a watchmaker and to his school watch, the development is a similar miniature rotor as utilized in other Galet watches and by and large, the design is immortal. You can’t say if this watch is modern, collectible or vintage… however what a wonder. I will in general incline toward the dials of the gold variants, with an area style (straight brushing in the center and roundabout graining for the outskirts and the little second) more exuberant than the steel version.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Steel
After a couple of dream pieces, with 5 to 6 figures costs, let’s backpedal on earth, with what is to me perhaps the most significant presentations of the SIHH 2017, the Tonda 1950 in steel . What you see here is extraordinary compared to other 3-hand dress watches accessible available, with an exquisite and unique case, a decent presence on the wrist, a genuine haute horlogerie miniature rotor development, encased in steel. The best is that it is estimated under 8,000 Euro. I wouldn’t say that it is a deal yet at the same time, it’s incredible incentive for cash. Important, made likewise to the current market yet at the same time very desirable.
Ressence Type 1 Squared
To me, the most develop Ressence yet . This is the grown-up form of a watch I generally adored. Grown-up doesn’t mean exhausting and this watch keeps all the ascribes of the past renditions: incredible showcase, extraordinary mechanics, a creativity that can be worn consistently yet now with something more functional, more idea. The expansion of a pad formed case in steel makes it dressier, slimmer and less of an idea. Extra top of that a couple of mechanical changes in accordance with make users’ life simpler. Who said that being a grown-up is wrong?
Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1
The watch of all superlatives… Hyper-complex, hyper-light, hyper-specialized, hyper-strong, hyper-provocative and hyper-costly (near 1,100,000 Euro). However, without saying that everything is advocated here, I should perceived the wildness of this watch. A tourbillon Rattrapante that loads under 40 grams and that is sufficiently able to be worn by Formula 1 drivers (and not in the enclosure, but rather during races). Everything is in: materials, completing, development, obstruction. Indeed, even the look is provocative and simultaneously desirable… That’s the sorcery stunt of Richard Mille.
Ulysse Nardin Regatta
To me, the cleverest Regatta observe at any point made . At the point when you handle this watch, you quickly see that it has been however not for, yet with regatta members. It’s just plain obvious, this watch is a chronograph, what begins its life as a commencement, with the hands running enemy of clockwise. When the beginning of the race is given and when the commencement arrives at nothing, this Ulysse Nardin automatically changes to an ordinary chronograph (running clockwise) to time the race… How cool is that? Also, chiefly, how precisely wise it is? As far as I might be concerned, probably the best watch of the show.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Tourbillon Minute Repeater
Why this one and not the Celestia or the Symphonia ? Indeed, however great as these two watches seem to be (both are in fact super-noteworthy, for sure), I cherished the nuance of the Tourbillon Minute Repeater. Indeed, inside is an insane development, with hand-decoration, tourbillon and striking component yet it brings the entirety of that reservedly. Nothing is rich, it is as yet a careful, exquisite, unobtrusive watch. Furthermore, there’s this finely guilloche dial… For sure, not as demonstrative as the two superstars, yet more to my taste.
The initial one will be for H. Moser & Cie. with their Swiss Mad watch. Not that I’m a devotee of the actual watch, yet I’ve been flabbergasted by the idea behind – #MakeSwissMadeGreatAgain – a watch completely delivered in Switzerland, with however much as could reasonably be expected Swiss assets (a portion of the materials are Helvetic as well). For probably the first time, a brand dares to say what’s going on in the business and responds with a trick like watch that is in reality full of sense. Caps off! ( more regarding the matter here ).
The other uncommon notice is for URWERK, as the brand commends its twentieth commemoration this year, with another watch, the super-striking, super-imaginative UR-T8 . On the off chance that it’s not my #1 piece of the brand, I should say that I’m still amanzed by their imagination and the manner in which they deal with watchmaking. An energy driven brand without a doubt, and that can be felt in their watches.