Posts filed under SIHH 2016

Insider: Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision in 5N Red Gold. Even More Stunning than its Predecessor.

After being awarded with the 'Aiguille d’Or' Grand Prix last year in 2015 for excellence, innovation and watchmaking expertise at the 15th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Greubel Forsey decided to recreate its Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision —winner of the Grand Prix— in a 5N red gold case with a multi-level black anthracite dial. The rationale behind the creation of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision was to present their third invention in a case that is as slender as possible and yet able to accommodate the inclined tourbillon cage.

Insider: Christophe Claret Soprano Westminster Minute Repeater & Tourbillon. Hands-on with the New Chocolate, Blue and Black Models.

A master watchmaker with 25 years of experience, Christophe Claret has combined the finest horological complications in the three new models of the acclaimed Soprano presented at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. The Soprano is now also available in Chocolate, Blue and Black.

Introducing the New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin ref. 26510PT and ref. 26516PT in Platinum with Smoked 'Fumé' Grey Dial. A Watch that not Everyone Saw in Person at the SIHH 2016.

As we come to almost wrap up all the content from our attendance at the SIHH 2016, today, we decided to bring you this hands-on review with live pictures —including our usual wrist shots— of the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin ref. 26510PT and ref. 26516PT in platinum with smoked grey dial.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Greubel Forsey Signature 1 Unique Edition. The Point of Entry to the Brand in Stainless Steel at 150,000 Swiss Francs.

Today, we bring you a new watch that left many in awe at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. The new Greubel Forsey GF01 Signature 1 Unique Edition was presented as the point of entry watch into the Greubel Forsey brand. This watch not only represents a new era for Greubel Forsey, but it also revives a popular concept dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries known as 'subscription watch' and made popular by Abraham-Louis Breguet.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new MB&F Sherman Limited Edition Desk Clock. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Continuing their collaboration with L'Epée 1839 —Switzerland's only specialized high-end clock manufacture— MB&F presents another amazing clock at the SIHH 2016. As we go hands-on with the new Sherman —a cute little robot— that doesn't walk, talk, weld cars, or roam Mars, but that tells time and puts a smile on your face every time you look at it. Conceived and developed by MB&F and engineered and crafted by L’Epée 1839, Sherman is the result of Maximilian Büsser’s on-going quest to revisit his childhood, during which he hankered for a robot friend.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Presented at the SIHH 2016, all three models in the Top Gun line from IWC had undergone a few modifications. The new IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar ref. IW324702 features all these modifications making it ultra appealing. First, instead of a soft strap, the watch now features an embossed calfskin strap that looks like a nylon fabric strap in military green.

Posted on February 11, 2016 and filed under SIHH 2016, SIHH, IWC.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Square Tourbillon Double Spiral. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

A recipient of the 'Horological Revelation Prize' at the 15th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève —GPHG— and with a name that gets confused quite often with the Laurent Perrier champagne,  Laurent Ferrier is one of those independent brands that holds a special aura with its clean simple designs where the craftsmanship makes the difference. Laurent Ferrier was one of the nine brands that were invited this year to the new 'Carré des Horlogers', to show their novelties for the very first time at the 2016 SIHH Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Here's the sixth of the seven new watches launched by A. Lange & Söhne at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. The new A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin with a new face. The Saxonia Thin distills the characteristic features of a Lange watch in svelte proportions. With a newly designed dial and case, the so far thinnest timepiece from the eminent Saxon watchmakers stands out with even more stunning looks.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new HYT H1 Iceberg2. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Originally launched in 2014, the HYT H1 Iceberg now makes its appearance at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in a new iteration named HYT H1 Iceberg2. This new piece, crafted in the colors of the sky and the sea, is a limited edition of 50 pieces and will be available in stores as of March 2016. The new SIHH 2016 HYT H1 Iceberg2 is fitted with a titanium case measuring 48.8 mm in diameter and a thickness of 17.9 mm just exactly like the H1 Iceberg, but this time, featuring a strikingly beautiful grand feu enamel minute dial in blue and hour numerals on the flange also in blue.

Posted on February 5, 2016 and filed under HYT, SIHH 2016, SIHH.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the Greubel Forsey GF04 Double Balancier. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Without a doubt one of our favorite watches at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, the new Greubel Forsey Double Balancier brings a stunning work of horological art to the table. Available in a limited edition of only 33 pieces in white gold the Double Balancier is the first Double Balancier à Différentiel Constant.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII Edition 'Le Petit Prince'. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Here's another one of our favorite pieces from IWC this year at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. For three years now, IWC has returned to the theme of Saint-Exupéry’s 'Little Prince' with special editions. At the SIHH 2016, four Pilot’s Watches were presented featuring the typical midnight blue dial and brown calfskin strap with beige contrast stitching, typical of the 'Le Petit Prince' limited editions.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing with the Loudest Water Resistant Minute Repeater Tourbillon Chronograph.

Last year, Audemars Piguet presented the Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research Episode 1 and we brought you our live pictures and hands-on here. This year, at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève, the Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research Episode 1 presented last year, turns into a reality and a regular production timepiece for this manufacture. The new SIHH 2016 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie is one of those watches that we like to call 'what dreams are made of'. For lovers of minute repeaters, not only this is a Tourbillon Chronograph, but in our opinion what should've been labeled the 'world's loudest water-resistant minute repeater'.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new De Bethune DB25 World Traveller. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

This year, was the first year that the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie invited some of the independent brands into the 26th edition of the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. In a new section named the 'Carré des Horlogers', nine top independent brands —artisan-creators as referred to by the SIHH— had the opportunity to show their novelties for the very first time at the Salon.

Experience: Richard Mille RM S05 Fountain Pen in NTPT Carbon. Hands-On Live Pictures of the $105,000 USD Mechanical Pen.

ust as if the other two novelties presented by Richard Mille at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève weren't impressive enough, the king of NTPT carbon timepieces unveiled a mechanically operated fountain pen out of this world. The new Richard Mille RM S05 Fountain Pen in NTPT Carbon, priced in excess of a $100K USD is one of those luxury objects that are beyond fascinating.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Just in case men were feeling a little neglected at the SIHH 2016, considering that the main focus of the Roger Dubuis novelties was around ladies' pieces, the brand decided to present the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton in carbon and in stainless steel. First presented at the SIHH 2015, the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton became Roger Dubuis’ first non-tourbillon skeleton timepiece, powered by its first skeletonized automatic movement.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new IWC Big Pilot's Watch Spitfire in 18K Red Gold. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

This year at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, the iconic IWC Big Pilot's watch got a facelift. In the case of the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch line, IWC has taken a step back to the roots of the original model. The triangular index is once again positioned below the chapter ring, while the numerals appear slightly bolder and the five-minute indices a little slimmer.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Officine Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Automatic PAM 627. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Four new models made their entry into the Panerai Radiomir 1940 Collection this year at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. This time Panerai is offering Paneristi watch enthusiasts not only a broader selection of creative dial designs but also and most importantly an ever wider choice of technical features.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver Bleu. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

The new SIHH 2016 Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver is now also available with a strikingly beautiful blue dial. This new watch maintains its 42 mm x 11 mm case and will continue to be available in all other seven models available up to date.

Posted on January 31, 2016 and filed under Cartier, SIHH, SIHH 2016.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Officine Panerai 'Lo Scienziato' Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanium PAM 578. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

When it comes to the Panerai novelties for SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, we decided to leave the most impressive of their new watches for publishing on a nice relaxing day like today. The new Panerai 'Lo Scienziato' Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanium PAM 578 from SIHH 2016 is an skeletonized tourbillon, dedicated to the Tuscan genius Galileo Galilei, who with his discoveries laid the foundations for the development of mechanical timepieces.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Here's the fifth of the seven new watches launched by A. Lange & Söhne at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. The latest model of the Saxonia family stands out with its lucid design and the compelling combination of two popular complications with a precise moon-phase display and the characteristic Lange oversized date. The new A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase with its 40 mm case is available in 18K rose gold ref. 384.032 or 18K white gold ref. 384.026.