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Girard-Perregaux Laureato Tourbillon 45 mm Titanium and 18K Rose Gold. Hands-on with the Top Watch in the Laureato Collection.

This year, Girard-Perregaux was back at the SIHH Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie —after four brief years exhibiting at Baselworld— and to mark their return, they launched a whole new Laureato collection including this Laureato Tourbillon 45 mm in titanium and 18K rose gold. Sitting at the top of the Laureato collection, this new watch embodies all the historic expertise of the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture. Its 45 mm case, made of titanium and topped with an 18K rose gold bezel and first inter-link —end link.

Rolex GMT Master II BLNR 'Batman' ref. 116710BLNR. Hands-on with One of the Hottest Rolex Watches on Instagram.

In preparation for Baselworld 2017, today we are going to talk about one of the hottest Rolexes on Instagram with more than 30,000 posts. Released during Baselworld 2013, the Rolex GMT Master II BLNR a.k.a 'Batman' ref. 116710BLNR was the first attempt by Rolex to release a bi-color cerachrom bezel in their lineup. Today, almost four years later, the GMT Master BLNR has turned into an icon and a watch that is quite hard to get as the supply by Rolex is always somewhat limited.

Rare Bird: Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5065A 'Jumbo'. The History of the First Patek to be Fitted with a Rubber Strap.

Released in 1997 as the first Patek Philippe to be fitted with a rubber strap, the Aquanaut 'Jumbo' ref. 5065A is one of the most iconic watches of the 1990s. This ultra sporty Patek is turning 20 this year and we can only hope that Patek Philippe adds a few other references to their Aquanaut lineup at Baselworld 2017. While the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 'Jumbo' ref. 5065A is not the first luxury watch to be equipped with a natural rubber strap

SIHH 2017: Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Making waves at the SIHH 2017 during their first appearance, Ulysse Nardin surprised everyone with their new Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu. Not only this new watch is stunning, but also, releasing a flying tourbillon of this caliber and quality priced under $30,000 USD is almost unfathomable. While many of you would say: "well there is the TAG Heuer Carrera Tourbillon Chronograph priced at $15,950"; ladies and gentleman, with all respect to TAG, their tourbillon is not in-house and not a flying one, furthermore a TAG is just a TAG.

SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Copernicus Celestial Spheres ref. 7600U. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

A new collection inspired by Copernicus and cosmos, the new Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Copernicus Celestial Spheres include three impressive watches that put the cosmos right on your wrist. Through the creation of pieces of art that happen to tell time, the skills at Vacheron Constantin continue to be perpetuated with the release of impressive timepieces of this nature.

SIHH 2017: New A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 in White Gold with Grey Dial. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

For nearly a decade, the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 has been the first and only mechanical wristwatch with a power reserve of 31 days and a patented constant-force escapement that continuously delivers uniform torque. Last week at the SIHH 2017 in Geneva, A. Lange & Söhne unveiled a new variation of the Lange 31 —up until now only available in platinum as ref. 130.025 or in 18K rose gold as ref. 130.032— in 18K white gold with a grey dial. This new watch is limited to 100 watches.

SIHH 2017: New Vacheron Constantin Overseas Two-Tone Models. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Originally launched in 1996 and revamped in 2004 and in 2016, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas is the perfect sporty yet elegant option that this manufacture offers. While last year the Overseas received its biggest facelift ever, this year Vacheron Constantin decided to add a two-tone interpretation of the Vacheron Constantin Overseas during the SIHH 2017. Luckily for us, we were able to get live pictures for you.

SIHH 2017: New Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date Sector Dial. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

One of our favorite releases at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève SIHH 2017 were the three new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control models with sector two-tone dials. In addition to their gorgeous sector two-tone dials, the watches come with a price point that will be hard to beat by many other brands for this level of watch. he three new stainless steel models include the Master Control Date with time/date, Master Control Geographic with worldtimer complication and the Master Control Chronograph

SIHH 2017: New Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Blue Bronzo PAM 671. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

In a limited edition of only a 1,000 pieces the third reference in the Panerai 'Bronzo' saga made its grand entrance at the SIHH 2017. Sporting a striking blue —in Italian 'blu'— dial instead of a green one, the new Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo PAM 671 is not only the first Bronzo to be fitted with a dial that is not olive green, but also the most expensive of all three Bronzos ever released.