Novelties SIHH 2017
The Geneva exhibition of Haute Horlogerie — SIHH (Salon International Haute Horlogerie), held in January, was the 27th consecutive year that visitors were exposed to an entire array of genuine masterpieces from renowned watch manufacturers.
Baume & MercierClifton Club CSX2299 Shelby Cobra Limited Edition
Baume & Mercier made the finest of its collection in Geneva: The iconic Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. The elegance of fine car forms is reflected in the new Clifton Club Shelby Cobra CSX2299; a limited edition of 196 copies and a reminder of the speed record set at the auto race at Le Mans in 1964. The highlight of the clock is a dichroic dial, framed by a tachymeter scale in which red represents the highest speed of 196mph (315 km/h). Buttons that control the chronograph, in turn, resemble the shape of the pedal car and the casing is mounted on a calfskin strap, with a repeating pattern of carbon fibre.
ZENITH EL PRIMERO 36’000 VPH
The legendary El Primero by Zenith appears attired in striking black and white variations. An intense black 42mm, ceramicised case, chiaroscuro three-counter dial and sporty perforated rubber strap reveal a fascinating take on a watchmaking legend born in 1969. The Manufacture’s iconic El Primero 36’000 VpH epitomises high mechanical precision endowed with enduring charm. These contrasting twin timepieces — black on white, white on black — are a new couple, exuding a seductive aura characterised by natural balance. The intense black ceramicised aluminium, waterproof (100m) case of these two new houses a high-frequency column-wheel chronograph movement, a signature of the horological expertise cultivated by the Manufacture for over 150 years. The domed sapphire crystal, round push-pieces and knurled crown accentuate the powerful build of this 42mm chronograph.
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A. Lange & Söhne1815 Annual Calendar
German manufacturer A. Lange & Sohne has introduced a new model to its family: The 1815 watch, known as A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Annual Calendar. It provides the useful function of an annual calendar. The round case is made of 18-carat white or pink gold. The annual calendar module ensures accuracy for 122 years and will need adjustment only once a year, in early March. The decoration used for the calibre is platinum, with circular graining, a large bridge covering almost the entire mechanism (highlighted in “Geneva waves”) and a bridge fixed to the balance wheel, decorated with beautiful engraving. The watch is attached to the wrist by a strap of alligator leather, in black or brown with a gold clasp.
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph
The Swiss company Montblanc has presented its new TimeWalker chronograph. The collection includes watches designed for all lovers of auto sports. The model Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter is a limited edition of 100 copies, created on motives of the historical Rally Timer stopwatch from Minerva. The chronograph case diameter is 50 mm, transforming effortlessly from wrist watch into a pocket watch.
It can also be installed on the dashboard of the car. The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC 43 mm case is equipped with calibre MB.25.03 and shows the time in three time zones. Local time is demonstrated by hands of rhodium-plating. For the home time, the central hand has a red tip pointing to the 24-hour scale on the bezel.
Parmigiani Fleurier Topic Chronometre
Parmigiani Fleurier has presented, to all of its admirers of stylish and succinct watches, its new Chronometre Toric. The dial is elegant and produced in two colours — pale, grainy white and black opal. The case comes in white and pink colours. For indicating hours and minutes, Arabic numerals are used, with two central hands. For fastening onto the wrist, it provides a black leather strap by Hermès, guaranteeing perfect comfort when wearing the watch.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ultra-Thin
This year, Audemars Piguet has decided to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the gold version of its best-selling model with the release of two models of the Royal Oak Ultra-Thin, in a somewhat vintage style. A novel item in this version is the Royal Oak Jumbo (so-called by fans), in a 39-mm case and made of yellow gold, with a signature yellow-gold bracelet. The dials are painted in popular colours of the 70s — blue and champagne. Their surface is decorated with a characteristic pattern of Petite Tapisserie. The mechanism was previously made by the house of Jaeger-LeCoultre and now is made by its manufacturer, Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus.
Drive Cartier de Cartier Extra Flat
This new item from Cartier is the perfect model to complement the image of the modern man. It is discreet, with a sleek design and the highest quality in every component. There are two new models, the difference of which is in the material body and the design of the strap. The watchcase can be made of white or pink gold. The watch in pink gold is completed with a brown strap and the model in white has a black coloured strap. For accurate time display, it uses a thin movement of 430 MC, based upon the Piaget 430p. The use of this mechanism has allowed them to make the body thickness only 7 mm.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control DATE
The legendary Master Control line, born in 1992, was updated with three models. All of them are united by a steel case and a dial design in the style of the 40s. The Master Control Date is new, housed in a steel case of 39mm, with a thickness of 8.5 mm. It is water resistant as well and has a date aperture. The Master Geographic watch has a 39mm case, with a thickness of 11.8 mm, and is equipped with a time indication in a second time zone. The Master Chronograph is a chronograph watch with a case diameter of 40mm and a thickness of 12.1 mm. The functions are standard, with a crown and two buttons around it.
VacheronConstantinLes Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication
Manufacturer Vacheron Constantin has demonstrated his interest in astronomy, devoting watches from the Métiers d’art Nicholas Copernicus to it. In this model, 23 different attributes have been implemented, mainly astronomical. For example, the watch displays the civil, solar and sidereal time. Solar time is calculated based on the visible trajectory of the motion of light during the day. In the calculation of the stellar or sidereal, time duration of a day shall be equal to the period of rotation of the earth around its axis, relative to the fixed system of stars observed at the local Meridian.