The 26th Geneva High-end Watch Salon (SIHH) is coming. As 9 new watchmaking brands are added this year, it will certainly be more exciting. Some people say that the sudden addition of nine independent watch brands is to restore the market’s confidence in Swiss fine watchmaking. After all, the good news of the Swiss watchmaking industry has not been heard for a long time; others say that it is a new round Layout, the group wants to join hands with the highest independent watchmaker in Switzerland. But no matter what, as ordinary watch fans, 9 creative watchmaking brands join SIHH, I think there will be many surprises this year.
Lange-1815 Tourbillon Limited Edition
Lange 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst
As one of Richemont’s top precision watch manufacturers, each year Lange’s new products always attract the attention of the most professional. This year’s SIHH, it is known that Lange will exhibit a limited edition of the 1815 Tourbillon watch, the full name is ‘1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst’, of which ‘Handwerkskunst’ is the name of the special watch since 2011, Grid has continued to use the advanced and sophisticated series ‘Pour le Metier’ with the same meaning.
All Langer Handwerkskunst watches so far
The 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst watch is limited to 30 pieces. Its tourbillon uses two patented structures to allow the tourbillon to stop seconds and return to zero. This outstanding technology is unique to Lange. In addition, this watch was released at the end of 2015 as a tribute to the 200th anniversary of the founder of Lange and the pioneer of German fine watchmaking, Adolf Lange. It is made of 18K gold and equipped with sandblasting by Tremblage engraving. Black rhodium-plated 18K rose gold dial.
Audemars Piguet-Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 18K Gold Edition
Perpetual calendar has always been Audemars Piguet’s strength. Before the brand was founded, founder Jules Louis Audemars has produced a perpetual calendar. In the early 20th century, Audemars Piguet’s perpetual calendar pocket watches were enriched. Displayed perpetual calendar watch series, launched the world’s thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar watch with calibre 2120 in 1978. Since then, Audemars Piguet has applied the perpetual calendar to its major series. In 1984, the first Royal Oak perpetual calendar designed by Jacqueline Dimier. The watch came out. Of the 279 originally released, 229 were made of gold. In 2015, the 140th anniversary of the brand’s founding, Audemars Piguet launched 4 (two stainless steel, two rose gold) ultra-thin perpetual calendar watches.
In 2016, Audemars Piguet returned to the original perpetual calendar design and launched an ultra-thin perpetual calendar watch made of 18K yellow gold. With a 41 mm diameter case after the 2012 case size reform, the ultra-thin perpetual calendar machine developed from the 2120 movement is built in. Core 5134. In addition to the perpetual calendar function, this movement also has an accurate romantic moon phase, as well as a week number indication function for 52 weeks throughout the year. Even so complicated, the watch still has a 40-hour power reserve.
Vacheron Constantin-Master of Arts Legend Decoration
2016 SIHH Vacheron Constantin Fabuleux Ornements
Vacheron Constantin’s master series of art is not only a craftsmanship of the fusion of brand mechanical art and different cultures, but also the pinnacle of superb craftsmanship. In the Master of Arts series, there is a very unique branch-Fabuleux Ornements, which is also translated as ‘legend decoration’. The branch launched the first set of ‘decorative’ watches in SIHH in 2014, mainly using a large number of outstanding decorative techniques including large fire enamel, gem setting, engraving, etc., plus precious materials such as mother-of-pearl, diamonds, precious metals, gems, Pearls, etc., show the charm of four different cultural arts Ottoman architecture, Chinese embroidery, Indian manuscripts and French lace.
2014 SIHH Vacheron Constantin Fabuleux Ornements Watch
In 2016, Vacheron Constantin will again launch the ‘Legendary Decoration’ watch series, which also focuses on these four cultures and arts, and refurbish them. Each theme adds unused presentation methods to make it beautiful. Artistic charm. Each watch is limited to 20 pieces and is only available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques.
Piaget-a new journey of MEMS
In 2014, Piaget launched the 900P, the world’s thinnest mechanical watch, and innovatively proposed an unprecedented ultra-thin mechanical architecture, thus becoming one of the most popular watches of the year. I thought that such a legend would add new features, or use creative art for re-creation. I did not expect that in 2016 SIHH, Piaget will unexpectedly exhibit a mechanical and electrical watch 700P. The launch of this watch is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first self-made quartz movement 7P launched in 1976, and the specially produced micro-electromechanical masterpiece is limited to 118 pieces.
The special feature of this watch is that although it uses a mechanical structure, its core oscillation system uses electronic control technology. This form, like Seiko’s Spring Drive, outputs energy from the barrel for gear transmission, and has a coil structure for power generation, which provides a tiny amount of electricity to the quartz oscillator. The quartz oscillator has a 32768Hz frequency. This regular vibration frequency is then converted into a gear transmission like a quartz movement, and finally achieves travel time. Its advantage lies in the use of quartz oscillators, which are extremely accurate, while retaining the traditional meaning of traditional watchmaking processes and mechanical watches represented by mechanical manufacturing.
Jaeger-LeCoultre-Reverso 85 years and time
In 1931, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Reverso series watch specially designed for the polo game. No one thought that the watch body flip structure, which was only designed to protect the watch mirror, has become a brand benchmark product today. It has become a classic. Today, 85 years later, the Reverso series has gradually become a model for square watches, not only with complex functions, but also elegant appearance. Both men’s watches and women’s watches have become the darlings of the market.
In the upcoming SIHH, Jaeger-LeCoultre will exhibit three new Reverso series dual time zone watches (and two classic models), all of which are double-sided disc designs, that is, a movement with two time display systems. Among the three watches, one is a watch with a 24-hour display on the front, one is an ordinary small three-pin model on the front, and one is a watch with an annual calendar and moon phases on the front.
Panerai-Radiomir 1940 PAM655
Panerai was once regarded as the myth of watchmaking. It is the only brand that uses other movement watches to pay more than its own movement watches. Due to the interesting dial and various straps, it has become the most rewarding playfulness. High-end luxury brand. In the upcoming SIHH of 2016, Panerai will launch a Radiomir 1940 series watch with white dial and Arabic numerals, equipped with its own self-winding movement P4000, with 3 days power.
IWC-Dafei and Aquatimer take off
Earlier, IWC introduced a special new product release rule, which is to release new products year by year according to the series. 2012 is the year of the pilot, the main pilot watch, 2013 is the year of the engineer, the engineer’s watch is promoted, and the 2014 is the Aquatimer diving watch. In the year, the main push for diving watches, 2015 is the Portuguese year, the main Portuguese series. However, since the Portofino mid-size watch was launched in the second half of 2014, this pattern has become a bit chaotic. Although the Portuguese series was the main product last year, the Portofino mid-size watches are not missing. This year should be the year of the pilot, but Aquatimer is still the main product.
At this year’s SIHH, IWC will exhibit a variety of pilot series watches, including a 55mm ultra-large small three-hand pilot watch, which has already become the focus of public opinion, just to see its true colors. At the same time, there are multiple pilot watches of different sizes and functions, pending release. The new diving watch Aquetimer, launched in 2014, will also have new works on display this year.
Cartier-6 new works
In recent years, the growth rate of Cartier’s high-end watches and jewellery watches is amazing. Among the high-end watch brands compared with the same period of last year, few new works are produced every year like Cartier, and the number is still quite large. In 2016, Cartier will lead 6 new works to appear at SIHH. Of course, this is just a preview before the show. It is estimated that when it is launched, Cartier will have more exciting works presented.
Van Cleef & Arpels-still poetic
Since the birth of Van Cleef & Arpels’s poetic complex series, with its outstanding design and clever time indication, it has achieved wonderful and beautiful time presentation again and again. So far, we still remember those poetic watches full of romantic feelings, such as the bridge of poetic lovers, a day in Paris and so on. During this year’s SIHH watch exhibition, Van Cleef & Arpels will once again exert its infinite creative design skills, put time in the cloud, and let the swallows and butterflies indicate the time for us. With an oval gear inside, the three butterflies hidden inside the watch will indicate the minutes in their respective areas, and by activating the button at 8 o’clock, all three butterflies can fly on the dial. After a few seconds it will be hidden under the clouds again, showing the correct time. The swallow at the bottom indicates the hour through its wings, and jumps back to the dot every 12 hours to indicate the hour again.
Montblanc-Continue the Leading Edge
Since Montblanc launched the Perpetual Calendar watch in 2014, the exploration of the middle-class circle of complex-function watches has become a hot spot. After that, Montblanc seems to have found a new development path. In the past two years, it has continued to try in this regard, but A lot of gains. At this year’s SIHH, Montblanc will continue this leading edge and will display a perpetual calendar chronograph watch based on the Selite movement. The price of steel is only a little over 10,000 dollars, or it will become the most accessible super-complex watch. In addition, Montblanc will also introduce the Timewalker tourbillon chronograph and paperback calendar watch.
Baume & Mercier-Clayton Calendar
Baume & Mercier is the only brand under the Richemont Group to enter the mid-range market. Although its quality is very good, for a long time, it has not been equipped with a main movement and complex functions using a basic movement plus function modules. The upper circle of the market, perhaps this is its positioning. This year’s SIHH, Baume & Mercier will exhibit a Crichton series annual calendar chronograph watch with moon phase function, which can also be regarded as a high-level complex function watch, the movement changed from 7750.
Independent watch brand
Henry Moser Swiss Apl Watch
Perpetual calendar concept by Henry Moser
Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Chronograph
MB & F LM101
HYT H2 watch
So far, only a few independent watch brands have revealed new products to be exhibited this year, including Parmigiani, Henry Moser, MB & F, HYT, etc. Many other brands still do not disclose new SIHH products.