The SIHH 2017 was my 19th participation to the Geneva-based reasonable. What a pleasure to tour the inescapable Geneva Haute Horlogerie rendez-vous, which has been incredible vintage to be sure! Here’s my top ten most loved watches, after more than 2,000 pictures shot. These are introduced without explicit request, zeroing in on gentlemen watches (no notice accordingly of the eminent jeweled watches from Cartier, Piaget or Van Cleef and Arpels). An intense decision however as we needed to pick ten, here we go with my own features…
Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie
The grande sonnerie and dainty sonnerie hold an exceptional spot in the realm of Haute Horlogerie. There is just a small bunch of watchmakers capable of manufacturing such works of expressions, frequently viewed as a definitive horological complication. Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey are adding a 24-second slanted tourbillon to their amazing Grande Sonnerie. The force hungry strike-work component is controlled by its one barrel twisted by a miniature rotor to satisfy its capacity for more. The expansion of wellbeing features is additionally a brilliant/valuable accomplishment. Each of the 935 sections (!!!) of the development are fit for a situation measuring 43.5mm in distance across and 16.13mm high. Caps off, for the heavenly specialized and visual execution (and for the superb sound).
Christophe Claret Maestro
The Maestro is (until this point) the smallest and least costly watch by Christophe Claret. Furthermore, this staggering piece of horological configuration gloat a futuristic architecture ascending from the principle plate to make a 3D mechanical sculpture. The natural plan of the case, with the glass consummately expanding the curves of the metal body is eminent. The cone-molded computerized show and the new update work are without a doubt cool features. More data here .
The UR-T8 was released to celebrate Urwerk’s twentieth commemoration – and these 20 years of innovative, ground breaking watchmaking alone merit a notice. The UR-T8 is a monster (60.23mm x 48.35mm x 20.02mm) proceeding with the brand’s interest with satellite time show and problematic cases. What’s more, it is URWERK’s first transformable watch. A progression of exact activities opens the case from its cradle, flips it over and returns it with a tick to ensure the watch underneath a titanium shield. Peruse our article here for extra understanding .
A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Mérite
As consistently, the line-up of the Saxon Manufacture was to be sure noteworthy and I might have handily featured a few of their watches inside my features for SIHH2017. Among these, the Tourbograph Perpetual ‘Pour Le Mérite’ features a tourbillon, a split-seconds chronograph, a fusée and chain and now adds a perpetual calendar, resounding with A. Lange & Sohne wonderful craftsmanship. Essentially great. More subtleties here .
Drive de Cartier Extra-flat
Cartier has drawn from its novel view of manly elegance and its rich custom (jeweler-watchmaker/watchmaker-jeweler) an unrivaled legacy in making interesting molded watches. The proudly elegant Drive de Cartier extra-level holds the plan codes of the ‘Drive’ pad shape measured down to 39mm and 6.6mm thick and is controlled by the 430MC type with manual winding. The ideal Drive! Audit here .
H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds XL Paramagnetic
I have consistently been an enthusiast of Moser’s dress watches with their moderate, downplayed elegance and a few of their new manifestations at SIHH were undoubtedly magnificent. The Venturer little seconds XL is no special case. Being a watch nerd, I likewise love the way that it features another antimagnetic hairspring made by the brand’s sister company (Precision Engineering AG) from another composite called PE5000. Past the fun and troublesome ‘ make Swiss made incredible again ‘ crusade from the brand, this is another tangible proof of what vertical coordination implies at Moser.
Piaget Altiplano 60th anniversary
Piaget celebrates this year the 60th annivesary of their famous Altiplano. The 43mm pieces released at SIHH has all that we have come to anticipate from the brand. It is especially elegant and comes with sleek dials, slight profile and an extra-level development with miniature rotor. Timeless yet modern.
Ulysse Nardin InnoVision 2
The Ulysse Nardin InnoVision 2 is nothing similar to anything you’ve seen previously. All aspects of this watch flaunts an advancement, regardless of whether we’re discussing the escapement, the presentation, the winding framework or even the hands and affirms the brand is certainly quite possibly the most inventive ones. For more data about this dazzling idea watch, read our top to bottom survey here .
Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometer
Parmigiani Fleurier has patched up their Toric to introduce an amazing dress watch smoothed out with elegant lines (40.8 mm measurement, 9.5mm thick) and controlled by the PF331 restrictive type with programmed winding (COSC affirmed). The timeless elegance of the Toric Chronometer is introduced in white or pink gold and upgraded by heavenly dials – dark opaline or grené – and alludes to the principal watch planned by Michel Parmigiani. Highly desirable.
Vacheron Constantin Celestia Astronomical Grand complication
Although we have become accustomed to expect super complicated watches from Vacheron Constantin, their most recent galactic watch is to be sure staggering. 23 complications on twin-dial, six barrels for a 3-week power save, a type made of 514 sections, … this while introducing an exceptionally legible and pleasant face (which is without a doubt an accomplishment) and housed in a reasonable measurement of 45mm! Sheer enjoyment.