A huge comeback for DeWitt after presenting at the SIHH 2018 for the very first time. The new DeWitt Academia Endless Drive reveals an original design, consistent with the strong and distinct character of DeWitt creations, with an endless screw as the dial’s signature element. This rotating endless screw is a nod to automotive mechanics, which has been the field of inspiration to the brand's founder, Count Jérôme de Witt.
There is something very special about Cartier's Mysterious Hours watches and at the SIHH 2018 we were blown away by the new Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon with the tourbillon appearing to be suspended in mid-air with no connection to the rest of the movement —a clever optical illusion created by Cartier. This new watch cased in a 45 mm platinum case with all of its components hand-finished —including the movement bridges being chamfered, flanks drawn and screw heads polished— is simply gorgeous and one of our favorite watches at the SIHH this year.
The new A. Lange & Söhne Triple Split ref. 424.038F is the first mechanical split seconds chronograph in the world that allows multi-hour comparative time measurements. Additional rattrapante hands on the minute and hour totalizers make it possible to stop lap and reference times of events that last as long as twelve hours. On 17 July 2016, German triathlete Jan Frodeno achieved a new world record for the triathlon long distance. In an amazing seven hours, 35 minutes and 39 seconds, he mastered the combination of swimming 3.8 kilometers, cycling 180 kilometers and running 42.2 kilometers.
After the successful release in 2012 of the first MB&F MoonMachine in partnership with Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva, comes the new MB&F MoonMachine 2. A new watch that adds up to the Performance Art Pieces Collection composed of very limited edition timepieces where MB&F had collaborated with artists they admire including Xia Hang, Alain Silberstein and Black Badger amongst others. The MoonMachine by Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva was the first of the MB&F Performance Art pieces reinterpreted by a watchmaker and the first to endow a Horological Machine with a new complication.
SIHH 2018: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Funky Colors ref. 15710ST. Live Pictures & Pricing.
Last week we announced the release of a new set of colorful Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Divers ref. 15710ST. Today, we bring you our live pictures of the new watches and after reviewing them in the metal, we can tell you that our favorite ones are the beige, turquoise blue and the khaki green. While the purple is not as bad a everyone thinks, it is definitely not our cup of tea and a color that maybe just a handful of ultra cool ladies out there or perhaps our friend on Instagram @TheHorophile would be able to pull off and get away with wearing it.
Celebrating its 150th Anniversary, IWC released 27 new timepieces during the SIHH 2018 —Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie— last week. With new watches within the Portugieser, Portofino, Pilot's and Da Vinci collections, IWC marks this occasion, also launching its first-ever wristwatch to feature the original digital hours and minute display as it appeared on the Pallweber pocket watches back in 1884.
SIHH 2018: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. Live Pictures & Pricing.
Inspired by the iconic Memovox Polaris watch from 1968, Jaeger-LeCoultre has released a new collection that is not just a single homage to a historical reference. The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection includes five different models: the Polaris Automatic, Polaris Chronograph —in stainless steel or 18K rose gold—, Polaris Chronograph WT —World Time—, Polaris Date and the Polaris Memovox.
SIHH 2018: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42 mm with Ceramic Bezel a.k.a 'Dark Knight' ref. 26470SO. Live Pictures & Pricing.
After the release of the new generation of Royal Oak Offshores in 42 mm at the SIHH 2014, when the watches were fitted with a display case back, ceramic crown and pushers, new dials, beefier crown guards and new straps, two new models made their appearance at the SIHH 2018. This time, two 42 mm Royal Oak Offshores have been fitted with ceramic bezels. The two new models are reference 26470IO.OO.A006CA.01 in titanium with grey ceramic bezel that here at WCL we have nicknamed the 'Monochrome' and a...
SIHH 2018: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver 18K Pink Gold Case and Titanium Bezel ref. 15711IO. Live Pictures & Pricing.
After the success of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Scuba Bartorelli that combined a black PVD case with a bronze bezel and the Royal Oak Offshore Diver QEII Cup 2014 Limited Edition that featured a tantalum case with 18K pink gold bezel —featured here—, it was about time that AP launched a similar combination in one of our favorite metals. The new AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver is fitted with an 18K pink gold case and a titanium bezel, titanium plots, a very light grey dial and a matching grey rubber strap
Six years after releasing his first polo watch, Richard Mille returns to one of his favorite playing fields with the sporty and dynamic RM 53-01 Pablo Mac Donough. The second timepiece created in partnership with champion polo player Pablo Mac Donough is the new RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough. Like its predecessor —the RM 053 from 2012—, the new timepiece is created to withstand the violent shocks endured during a polo match, from falls to collisions to mallet strikes.
Two months ahead of the SIHH 2018 —Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie—, Cartier presented the new Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night Watch. Today, we were finally able to check the watch out in person. The new Rotonde de Cartier watch lends its generous dial to two historic Cartier complications: the mysterious movement and a Day/Night indicator. These two complications are part of Cartier’s watchmaking heritage both dating from 1912.
The new Vacheron Constantin collection inspired by the iconic reference 6073 —launched in 1956— is one of our favorite watch releases at the SIHH 2018. Available in stainless steel or 18K 5N pink gold, the three new watches have been very well received by the press community, authorized dealers and our readers. Yesterday, we brought you the live pictures on the new FiftySix Self-Winding here and today, we bring you live pictures of our favorite model among the three new watches that were just released.
A brand new dial for the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph in stainless steel, this time with an eye-catching Indigo Blue Méga Tapisserie dial with red chronograph accented hands. This new watch is exactly like all other Royal Oak Offshores in 42 mm with ceramic pushers and redesigned crown guards but this time the pushers match the Indigo Blue color of the dial. Presented as ref. 26470ST.OO.A030CA.01 this new watch will be sold with a color matching rubber strap with pin buckle.
Today, a new collection makes its way to the Vacheron Constantin lineup. The new collection named FiftySix is inspired by a historical Vacheron Constantin watch from 1956. With a retro-contemporary style the new FiftySix is a modern interpretation of the iconic reference 6073, launched in 1956. Available in stainless steel or 18K 5N pink gold, there are three new watches that are part of this new collection and which are distinguished their shape and lugs, each representing a branch of the Maltese cross which has become an emblem of the Manufacture.
SIHH 2018: Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar ref. 4300V. Live Pictures & Pricing.
Finally here are our live pictures of the new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar ref. 4300V/000R-B064 with a slender case in 18K 5N pink gold case measuring just 8.1 mm thick and powered by a new calibre 1120 QP/1. This new Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar is simply stunning in the metal and is powered by one of the slimmest movements on the market.
SIHH 2018: Panerai Luminor Logo. Live Pictures & Pricing of the New Six References Powered by a New In-House Calibre.
Tapping into the old days of Panerai, six new Luminor Logo watches have been presented by Panerai at the SIHH 2018. These new watches are powered by a brand new in-house movement Calibre P.6000, all feature the OP logo in blue or white at 6 o'clock and three models are available with seconds indicator at 9 o'clock. Fitted with 44 mm stainless steel cases and the signature Luminor Marina crown protecting device, the six new Panerai watches are the perfect entry level Panerai for those with a budget under $5K USD but still looking for a watch with an in-house movement.
Without a doubt one of the best releases at the SIHH 2018 by Audemars Piguet. After the huge success of the Titanium and Platinum Royal Oak Chronograph released at the SIHH 2017, Audemars Piguet has added a new iteration of the Royal Oak Extra-Thin with the same combination of metals. In person the watch is simply incredible and very special and one that exceeded our expectations far beyond.
SIHH 2018: Greubel Forsey Différentiel d’Égalité. Live Pictures & Pricing of this 33-piece Limited Edition.
After years of research and development, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey are especially proud to present a timepiece that contains their 5th Fundamental Invention: the Différentiel d’Égalité. It ensures a regulated driving force and improves the accuracy of the timing performance. It is also the first time that Greubel Forsey has integrated a dead-beat second in one of its timepieces.
SIHH 2018: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 18K Rose Gold with Grey Ruthenium-Toned Dial. Live Pictures & Pricing.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore in 18K rose gold a.k.a. 'The Brick' just got much better with a new grey ruthenium-toned dial and inner bezel as well as contrasting ivory-toned counters. The new watch is exactly like the previous iteration of the Royal Oak Offshore ref. 26470OR but with a much more appealing dial. The watch is available on matching 18K rose gold bracelet or with a hornback-free alligator strap matching the color of the dial.
SIHH 2018: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 'Combat' ref. 26400SO.OO.A054CA.01. Live Pictures & Pricing.
Just released, the new Royal Oak Offshore 'Combat' in 44 mm ref. 26400SO.OO.A054CA.01. has a dark green bezel much darker —almost black looking— than the stock images we shared last Friday after is was pre-released. Sporting a green ceramic bezel referred to as 'khaki' by AP, the new 'AP Combat' is much more appealing in person and less intense than what we thought. Fitted with a camouflage pattern rubber strap, a beige and brown dial 'Mega Tapisserie' dial and a green ceramic bezel.