Here's the third and last video of a series of three video recaps of our media coverage at the SIHH 2017 - Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. You can see Part 1 here and Part 2 here. On this last video, you'll get to experience up-close and personal some of the watches presented by the independent brands, more of the booths and extra footage as we said goodbye to Geneva.
SIHH 2017: Panerai Submersible 1950 BMG-Tech 3 Days Automatic PAM 692. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
Along with the new revolutionary Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech PAM 700 —we brought you here— released by Panerai at the SIHH 2017, the Panerai Laboratorio di Idee presented a second watch also quite revolutionary, but in a different way. Equipped with an invisible but revolutionary innovation, the new Panerai Submersible 1950 BMG-Tech 3 Days Automatic PAM 692 sports a case, bezel, crown and protecting device in BMG-Tech —where BMG stands for Bulk Metallic Glass. This material similar to titanium but darker grey is also extremely resistant and quite light.
This year at the SIHH 2017, Roger Dubuis announced its partnership with Pirelli and a strategy based on disruptive materials and progressive complications. As part of their new alliance with Pirelli, there are two new watches —the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Double Flying Tourbillon and the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Automatic Skeleton — that we'll talk about in a couple of days. A watch that is not part of this alliance but one of the most impressive timepieces unveiled at the Salon this year is the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt Micro-Melt.
Video: SIHH 2017 - Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. Recap Part 2, Loaded with Macro to the Max.
Here's the second video of a series of three video recaps of our media coverage at the SIHH 2017 - Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. On this video, you'll get to experience some of the watches very up-close and personal. With the usual look and feel of Watch Collecting Lifestyle with some great macro footage of a few of the top novelties this year, including the new A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual 'Pour le Mérite', the Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible Blue Bronzo, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Double Flying Tourbillon and the new Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision, amongst others but of course, the ambience, the people and the good life we love.
Signaling the time in ten-minute intervals is what the new A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Decimal Strike is all about. This new Lange joins the three other Zeitwerks in an 18K honey gold —A. Lange & Söhne exclusive gold alloy— 100-piece limited edition. With its striking mechanism sounding every ten minutes. First launched in 2009, the Zeitwerk is the most modern and unconventional way of telling time from the A. Lange & Söhne lineup.
One of the most iconic watches in the world and a perfect example of the Art Deco movement is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. Along with a brand new generation of Reversos that were released last year, JLC brings two new models to this year's SIHH. The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Moon ref. 3958420 just released at the SIHH 2017, is inspired by the lines of the original 1931 model and presents a moon phase and date indication along with a dual-time function on the back side.
SIHH 2017: New Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Oro Rosso 42 mm PAM 684. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
A divers professional watch suitable for any situation, the new Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Oro Rosso PAM 684 is the first Panerai Submersible with a 42 mm red gold case and that is water resistant to a depth of 100 meters. Evoking the black and gold combo of the Rolex Everose Yachtmaster we featured here or the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rubber Clad here, this new Panerai is simply gorgeous and one of our favorite releases this year at the SIHH in Geneva.
SIHH 2017: New Girard-Perregaux Laureato Collection in 34 mm, 38 mm and 42 mm. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
Last year during Baselworld 2016, to celebrate their 225th anniversary Girard-Perregaux brought back the iconic Girard-Perregaux Laureato in a limited edition of 225 pieces in stainless steel with blue or white dial and measuring 41 mm in diameter —we brought you our hands-on review here. 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 with watches in three different sizes: 34 mm Quartz powered and automatic 38 mm and 42 mm.
Video: SIHH 2017 - Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. Recap Part 1, Pretend that You Came Along.
Here's the first video of a series of three video recaps of our media coverage at the SIHH 2017 - Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. On this video, you'll get to experience the Salon just as if you had came along with us. With the usual look and feel of Watch Collecting Lifestyle with some great macro footage of the top novelties this year, including the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in black ceramic and the new Richard Mille RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1 and of course, the ambience, the people and the food.
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.
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.
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.
SIHH 2017: MCT Sequential One S110 Evo Vantablack Limited Edition. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
Using the blackest man-made material on earth, the new MCT Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps Sequential One S110 Evo Vantablack Limited Edition is one of those watches that can't be fully appreciated until seen in person. With Vantablack serving as the backdrop for its very unique way of telling time via mechanical prisms, the new MCT Evo Vantablack is the result of a collaboration with artist Anish Kapoor —the only licensed artist to use Vantablack.
SIHH 2017: New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 44 mm ref. 26400IO, ref. 26405CE and ref. 26401RO. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
Three new additions to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 44 mm collection were just released at the SIHH 2017. The first, a completely new model that combines a titanium case with a black ceramic bezel, the second a new dial version for the all black ceramic —case and bezel— reference and third a new dial for the 18K rose gold and black ceramic Royal Oak Offshore 44 mm. All three new watches maintain the same case proportions at 44 mm in diameter and 14.4 mm in thickness, black ceramic bezels, pushers and screw-down crowns in black ceramic, titanium pusher guards and display case backs.
SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication ref. 3600 Unique Piece. Hands-on Live Pictures of the Most Impressive Timepiece at the Salon.
This year at the SIHH 2017, Vacheron Constantin took the show with one of the most impressive wristwatches we've ever seen. One of the most complicated and exceptional wristwatches ever produced is the new Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication ref. 3600 Unique Piece. This timepiece that is beyond impressive, took five years to develop all the way from scratch, along with two years of design by one dedicated master watchmaker at Vacheron Constantin.
This year, Cartier has added two new models to the Drive de Cartier collection that was released in 2016. A watch designed to be worn on every occasion and as classic and timeless to go with a pair of jeans or with a suit and tie, the Drive the Cartier is now available with Moon Phases —in 18K pink gold or stainless steel— or in an Extra-Flat reference —also in 18K pink gold or stainless steel.
Just released last week at the SIHH 2017, the newest and most advanced Panerai ever is called the LAB-ID. This new special edition Panerai a.k.a the 50-50-50 because of its 50-piece limitation, 50-year warranty and €50,000 Euro price is a Panerai like no other. The new Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech PAM 700 features a 49 mm Carbotech case and represents a series of technological innovations that come to confirm Panerai's ability to excel in the field of watchmaking.