SIHH Novelties 2018
SIHH 2018 – the Haute Horlogerie Rendez-Vous
From the 15th to the 19th of January 2018, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is opening its doors in the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1991, and now in its 28th consecutive year, the SIHH continues to present a prestigious platform for the main Maisons to showcase their unique creations.
The exhibition has been divided in two main areas. The “Carré des Horlogers”, is a recent addition to the SIHH and supports the contemporary brands in presenting their unique identities and forward-thinking style. The “Cité de l’Horlogerie” on the other hand, sets the perfect scene for the established Maisons. The list of attendants is growing by the year, underlining the importance and reach of this event.
This year, 35 exhibiting Maisons are presenting the latest in trends and exclusive introductions. A must for watch lovers and collectors alike! For the second time, the SIHH will open its doors to the public.
It is with great pride, that we unveil some of our partners latest introductions, which are also on show at the SIHH. We hope you will find them as tempting and inspiring as we do. There is, after all, no time like the present to celebrate exceptional skills.
Jaeger Le-Coultre presents the new collection Polaris
The new Polaris collection is not only an homage to the 50th anniversary of the Memovox. Rather, it captures the spirit of the Memovox Polaris and is re-interpreted for the modern man. The collection combines the unique craftsmanship and savoir-faire of the Maison which produces all mechanical movements under one roof, with robustness, a highly aesthetic design and sporty elegance. The result is a unique collection of highly attractive timepieces with just the right amount of vintage. The unique dial unites three finishes: the centre sports a sunray finish, the ring for the hours and minutes is grained and the inner bezel features an opaline treatment. The logo as well as the indices are applied, the hands feature a coat of Super-Luminova™ for improved visibility. A lot of attention went into the case which was given a sporty-elegant look. Perfect to keep up with the busy and sporty lifestyle of today’s men.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph
For the Polaris Chronograph, Jaeger-LeCoultre took inspiration from the fêted 1968 Memovox Polaris design. The brushed and polished stainless steel case presents the black dial with white indices and Arabic markers. The chronograph is also fitted with a tachymeter up to 500 km/h. The transparent case back reveals the calibre 751, which offers a power reserve of 65 hours. A black alligator leather strap completes this timepiece.
Parmigiani Fleurier defines the shape of excellence with the new Kalpa collection
Since its creation in 2001, the Kalpa watch has become a strong Parmigiani Fleurier symbol. The latest version carefully reinterprets the original design features and is now fitted with a movement specifically developed in-house. The Kalpa story continues with the tonneau case and the teardrop-shaped lugs created with harmony and proportionality in mind. As with all of Michel Parmigiani’s creations the designs are based on the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence. Limited to 50 exclusively numbered pieces, the Kalpa Chronor is fitted with the world’s first self-winding, solid gold integrated chronograph movement. The calibre PF365 provides hour, minute, small seconds and chronograph functions with a tachymeter and date window. The transparent case back reveals the new shaped gold movement and the engraving ‘CHRONOMETRE’ as well as ‘EDITION LIMITEE’ and the respective numbering. The name Kalpa is very apt – the word refers to cosmic order, ritual and art, through which man achieves harmony with universal energy.
Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Chronor
The new Kalpa: shapely excellence. The rose gold tonneau case of the new Kalpa Chronor presents the black opaline dial with manually applied, luminescent indices and braid guilloché. The date aperture and chronograph sub dials are elegantly displayed. The transparent opening in the case back reveals a glimpse of the calibre PF365 which offers a power reserve of 65 hours. A Hermès alligator strap adds the finishing touch.
Roger Dubuis is partners with Lamborghini for the Excalibur Aventador S Blue
Offering yet another stunning example of highly complicated watchmaking inspired by the automotive world, the Roger Dubuis/Lamborghini Squadra Corse partnership roars to life in 2018. The values fuelling Lamborghini inevitably resonate with the Roger Dubuis ethos: an avant-garde mindset, a quest for performance engraved in its genetic makeup, a focus on innovative materials and world premieres, along with unparalleled customer experiences and extremely exclusive production – naturally including a bespoke offer. To mark the launch of the partnership, the Manufacture Roger Dubuis technical specialists drew inspiration from the Lamborghini spirit in creating the first horological expression of this high-speed partnership: the Excalibur Aventador S, propelled by a powerful “engine” designed to resemble that in Lamborghini’s actual Aventador. Two iconic brands equally committed to delivering standout customer experiences of the kind money can’t buy, launch a series of Geneva-hallmarked models. What else could watch aficionados possibly be waiting for?
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S Blue Edition
In an exclusive partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse, Roger Dubuis designed this timepiece to follow the same supercar codes. The 45 mm multi-layer carbon case features the squelette interior with blue details for the minute rail, hands and crown. The self-winding automatic movement RD103SQ with double sprung balance with differential offers a power reserve of 40 hours. The Poinçon de Genève stamp, as well as a black strap with blue rubber inlay add the finishing touch to the limited edition of 88 pieces.
Piaget celebrates the irresistible elegance of infinite slenderness
Demonstrating its supremacy in the field of ultra-thin watchmaking, Piaget presents the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic. With a mere 4.3 mm thickness, this record-breaking watch expresses the boldness, elegance and refinement embedded in the Piaget DNA. The secret lies in its revolutionary construction, breaking free of the distinction between movement and exterior elements. The case serves as the mainplate to which the 219 incredibly thin components are affixed. The Altiplano Ultimate Automatic flaunts a contemporary character while celebrating the 60th anniversary of ultra-thin watchmaking. It is an emblem of the brand and of watchmaking itself. Never has an Altiplano so richly deserved its Name.
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic 910P
With the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic 910P, Piaget redefines the definition of an ultra-thin case. A mere 4.3 mm thick, the polished white gold case is an integral part of the specially engineered movement. Powered by the automatic calibre 910P, this watch has a power reserve of 50 hours. The skeletonised dial presents baton style hands, a black alligator leather strap with a white gold pin buckle adds the finishing touch.
IWC Schaffhausen unveils the jubilee collection at the SIHH
For IWC Schaffhausen, 2018 marks the 150th company anniversary. The jubilee will be observed with a special collection to be unveiled at the SIHH. The jubilee collection of 27 limited editions, features a number of overarching design elements such as the special jubilee insignia which is present either as a medallion or as an engraving, the exclusive black alligator leather straps and the attention to detail that went into the lacquered dials.
Gübelin has decided to focus on the Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” which has been fitted with the newly developed IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre with Pellaton winding. Components subject to pronounced stress are made of virtually wear-free ceramic. This special edition is the first to be fitted with the new calibre and underlines IWC Schaffhausen’s clear focus on technology and development.
Da Vinci Automatic Edition "150 Years"
The Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” marks the company anniversary in style. The stainless steel case presents the blue lacquer finish dial with rhodium-plated hands and small seconds. The new IWC manufacture 82200 calibre ensures a power reserve of 60 hours. Limited to 500 pieces, the watch is fitted with a transparent case back revealing the skeletonised rotor, Geneva stripes and an anniversary insignia. A black Santoni alligator leather strap adds the finishing touch.
Ulysse Nardin presents the Classico Jade Collection
Although the new Classico Jade collection features a smaller size case, they are by far no less glamorous! The stainless steel bezel is set with 76 beautiful diamonds, another ten diamonds turn the wave on the dial into an immediate eye-catcher. The Classico Jade is fitted with the reliable UN-815 automatic calibre which is exclusive to this collection. The new collection unites the best of all worlds: the techniques and materials of Haute Joaillerie with classic craftsmanship and unique horological skill. And last but not least, female charm! Stylishly for the gala, great dressed down with jeans, know you have a perfectly modern classic companion.
Ulysse Nardin Classico Jade
Nardin adds a new facet to Jade. The 37 mm stainless steel case of the automatic watch presents the diamond-set bezel. The white mother-of-pearl dial features a delicate wave of ten diamonds, large blue Arabic hour markers and thin hands. An engraved case back as well as a blue leather strap add the finishing touch.
Hermès celebrates the square in the rectangle
The collection Cape Cod dates back to 1991. Designer Henri d’Origny was asked to create a square watch for women. He lifted the legendary Chaîne d’Ancre motif and added half to each side of the square. The mix of the two shapes resulted in a rectangle. And there you have it: Cape Cod is a square in a rectangle. Playfully different and especially with the famed double tour bracelet which lends originality and dare.
Hermès Cape Cod
The new Cape Cod by Hermès features a blue lacquered dial with a coat of transparent lacquer and Chaîne d’Ancre applied index. Rhodium-plated hands show the time on this Swiss Made quartz watch. A grained Maltese-blue calfskin strap in a single or double tour version add the finishing touch.
Baume & Mercier presents the new Clifton Baumatic™ collection
The new Clifton Baumatic™ collection by Baume & Mercier epitomizes the brand's understated and contemporary appeal. Traditional watchmaking values are blended with classic and timeless designs and quality finishes. The latest addition to the Clifton collection was fitted with the calibre BM12-1975A. Developed in close cooperation with the Richemont Group, the automatic movement is robust and accurate, perfect for everyday-wear that will stand the test of time.
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic™
The new Clifton Baumatic™ celebrates refined modernity. The polished and brushed stainless steel case of the automatic watch presents a crisp white dial with rhodium-plated indices and hands. The date aperture is located at three o’clock. The Swiss Made calibre Baumatic™ BM12-197is visible through the transparent case back, a blue alligator leather strap adds the finishing touch.