Our news ticker informs you on a daily basis about the highlights of the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. Enjoy with us outstanding new products of fine watchmaking.
A. Lange & Söhne — Annual Calendar
The newly launched 1815 Annual Calendar distinguishes itself from the previous models by a hand-wound movement, caliber L051.3 and the pointer date. The manual winding mechanism is a subtle tribute to Ferdinand Adolph Lange and is completed by the hand display of the date, day of the week and month as well as by a moon-phase display.
A. Lange & Söhne — Zeitwerk Decimal Strike
A. Lange & Söhne expands the Zeitwerk product family by introducing the Zeitwerk Decimal Strike in a limited edition of 100 pieces. Hand-wound caliber L043.7 ticks inside the 44.4-millimeter honey gold case. The caliber’s components are decorated down to the smallest detail and its strike train chimes automatically on the hour, and also at every ten minute interval.
A. Lange & Söhne — Lange 31
The new design version of the Lange 31 has an impressive 45.9-millimeter case in 18 k white gold and a gray dial. The movement has a power reserve of 31 days, which is correspondingly indicated by a distinctive white “31” at the upper end of the power-reserve display. A further characteristic of this model is the lettering below the large date.
A. Lange & Söhne — Tourbograph Perpetual
In the fifth timepiece in the “Pour le Mérite” series from A. Lange & Söhne the fusée-and-chain transmission is supplemented with a tourbillon, split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar. This masterpiece of watchmaking is housed in a 43-millimeter platinum case.
A. Lange & Söhne — Saxonia
A. Lange & Söhne presents the new Saxonia, a ladies’s watch with a diameter of 35 millimeters, available in either 18 k white or rose gold and housing a hand-wound movement. A white alligator skin strap and a shimmering mother-of-pearl dial are further inspiring design details of this new Saxonia model.
Audemars Piguet — Royal Oak Chronograph
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak Chronograph, the watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet unveils seven new models: four versions in 18 k rose gold and three versions in stainless steel. Self-winding manufacture movement 2385 ticks inside the 41-millimeter case. Besides smaller yet broadened hour markers, a modified font and enlarged totalizers at 3 and 9 o’clock, all models impress with an improved legibility in the dark. The unique “Grande Tapisserie” dial, available in different colors, is a particular eye-catcher of this line.
Illustrated model: 18 k rose gold with a blue alligator-skin watch band and a blue "Grand Tapisserie" dial
Audemars Piguet — Royal Oak Chronograph
Illustrated model: 18 k rose gold with a brown alligator-skin watch band and a brown “Grande Tapisserie” dial
Audemars Piguet — Royal Oak Chronograph
Illustrated model: Stainless steel with a blue “Grande Tapisserie” dial
Audemars Piguet — Royal Oak Chronograph
Illustrated model: Stainless steel with a black “Grande Tapisserie” dial
Audemars Piguet — Royal Oak Chronograph
Illustrated model: Stainless steel with a Silver-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial
Baume et Mercier — Clifton Club Shelby Cobra
Its exceptional design makes the Clifton Club Shelby Cobra a fascinating sight. It is available in a limited edition of 196 pieces and boasts a flyback chronograph, a tachymeter scale, a day & date function and a Swiss-made self-winding movement. The 44-millimeter case is completed by a blue calfskin strap.
Baume et Mercier — Clifton Club
The Clifton Club is offered in five sporty yet elegant versions, each one being a master class by itself. Self-winding caliber SW200 ticks inside the 42-millimeter stainless steel case.
Baume et Mercier — My Classima
Roman numerals, a date display, an elegant stainless steel case and a Swiss-made quartz caliber lend finesse, reliability and precision to this watch. Presented in three sizes — with a diameter of 40, 36.5 and 31 millimeters — it fits both women and men.
Catier — Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat
Maison Cartier presents the Drive de Cartier Extra Flat in a 18 k white or rose gold case measuring 38 x 39 millimeters. The watches are powered by manufacture caliber 430 MC.
Cartier — Drive de Cartier Moonphase
The Drive de Cartier collection is completed by a new model with a moon-phase display. The timepiece’s silver-plated dial is framed by a cushion-shaped case of 40 x 41 millimeters crafted either from stainless steel or 18 k rose gold. The Drive de Cartier Moon Phases features self-winding manufacture caliber 1904-LU MC.
Cartier — Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater
The new Rotonde de Cartier combines the complications of a double tourbillon and a minute repeater. Its hand-wound manufacture caliber 9407 MC is protected by a titanium case with a diameter of 45 millimeters. The watch comes with a black alligator skin strap.
Cartier — Panthère de Cartier
The panther is the iconic symbol for Maison Cartier. It has decisively inspired the brand’s collection of fine watches and jewelry since 1914. The medium-sized model of the current line boasts a stainless steel case of 27 x 37 millimeters and is powered by a quartz movement.
IWC — Da Vinci Chronograph Edition Laureus World Sport
With the new Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” IWC Schaffhausen launches the 11th special edition, part of the proceeds of which is used to help disadvantaged children. The characteristic details of this 42-millimeter chronograph are its blue dial, the date display and the fly-back chronograph showing elapsed minutes and hours on a subdial. The stopped times can thus be read off just like the ordinary time.
IWC — Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
With the new Da Vinci collection 2017 IWC Schaffhausen bids farewell to the tonneau shape and returns to the classic round case shape that is characteristic for the brand’s design code of the 1980s.
Newly developed self-winding manufacture caliber 89630 ticks inside the 43-millimeter case, which is either available in stainless steel or in 18 k rose gold. The new caliber makes it possible for the very first time in IWC’s history to combine a chronograph with the perpetual calendar’s moon-phase display in a subdial at 12 o’clock. Furthermore, the date, the month and the day of the week can be clearly read on three further subdials. The calendar is completed by the year being displayed in a window in the lower part of the dial.
IWC — Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph
This model presented by IWC Schaffhausen combines the complications of a flying minute tourbillon, a retrograde date display and a fly-back chronograph. The 44-millimeter case is made of 18 k rose gold and houses the new self-winding manufacture caliber 89900.
IWC — Da Vinci Automatic 36
The Da Vinci Automatic 36 collection offers four sparkling versions: three stainless steel models and one in 18 k rose gold. The stainless steel model shown on the picture boasts a diamond bezel (54 diamonds) and a raspberry-colored alligator skin strap by Santoni. The discreetly recessed inner circle on the dial, the semicircular crown and the date window form a harmonious ensemble.
Jaeger-LeCoultre — Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time
With the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time Jaeger-LeCoultre presents for the first time a watch combining a flying tourbillon and a world time display. The newly developed self-winding caliber 948 is protected by a platinum case with a diameter of 43.5 millimeters.
Jaeger-LeCoultre — Rendez-Vous Moon Medium
The Rendez-Vous Moon Medium distinguishes itself by a prominent moon-phase display, a diamond bezel and a blue alligator skin strap. Inside its 43-millimeter case, available either in stainless steel or 18 k rose gold, ticks self-winding manufacture caliber 935A with a power reserve of 40 hours.
Jaeger-LeCoultre — Reverso Classic Duoface Small Second medium
Driven by a mechanical hand-wound movement, this Reverso model impresses by its high degree of customizing. The Reverso Atelier presents this year six new dials for the timepiece’s reverse side: they range from very masculine dials in red, teal and gray with carbon fiber effect to dials made of rock, such as gray meteorite stone, green marble and an amber-colored stone. This wide choice is supplemented by a large range of straps in a multitude of colors, which can be easily changed thanks to a quick-change system.
Jaeger-LeCoultre — Reverso Tribute Duoface
This model in 18 k rose gold is characterized by its timeless elegance and discretion. Combining a silver-colored dial with a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock and an anthracite dial it displays two different time zones.
Montblanc — TimeWalker Automatic Date
Inspired by the spirit of motorsports Montblanc launches the TimeWalker Automatic Date in a sporty design. Powered by self-winding manufacture caliber MB 24.17, the timepiece comes in a 41-millimeter stainless steel case with a black ceramic bezel.
Montblanc — 1858 Automatic Bronze
As its name suggests, this timepiece impresses with a bronze-colored bezel and crown. The model’s vintage style is further enhanced by its reminiscence of the impressive design of Minerva wristwatches and pocket watches from the 1930s. Precise self-winding caliber MB 24.16 ticks inside the 44-millimeter case made of satin-fished stainless steel.
Montblanc — TimeWalker Chronograph UTC
The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC impresses with its sporty and masculine design. It comes in a 43-millimeter black DLC-coated case and is powered by self-winding caliber MB.25.03 enabling the display of three time zones, the date and a chronograph function.
Panerai — Luminor 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo
Panerai’s PAM00671, limited to 1,000 pieces, combines the brand’s tradition of iconic underwater watches with excellent technical details. The 47-millimeter case made of a copper and pure tin alloy protects self-winding manufacture caliber P.9010. The patina developing on the bronze case after some time underlines the nautical character of this sturdy diver’s watch and provides a fascinating contrast with the blue dial with seconds and date display.
Panerai — Luminor Submersible 1950 BMG-Tech 3 Days Automatic
At first sight 47-millimeter large PAM00692 distinguishes itself by its prominent blue dial displaying hours, minutes, seconds (on a subsidiary dial) and the date. An innovation that is invisible for the eye yet trailblazing is the material used for the case, bezel and winding crown. Its structure is similar to a titanium case, but the BMG-Tech material is a metallic glass with a disordered atomic structure. This makes it more resistant than stainless steel.
Panerai — LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days
Panerai’s PAM00700 comes in a unique edition of 50 pieces and epitomizes the brand’s high innovative power resulting from the use of advanced technologies and the infinite potential of carbon. The power for displaying the hour, minute, small second and power reserve on the case back is provided by hand-wound manufacture caliber P.3001/C. It is housed in a large carbotech case with a diameter of 49 millimeters.
Panerai — Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio
The 47-millimeter Radiomir case and the 12-sided bezel, engraved with the words “Officine Panerai — Brevettato” of PAM00687 form an elegant and symmetrical construction. This Special Edition pays tribute to a rare historic model that was manufactured in the 1930 for the Italian Navy. The P.3000 hand-wound movement, completely created in the Panerai Manufacture, does its work behind the shaded brown dial hand.
Parmigiani — Tonda Metrograph
The new Tonda Metrograph from Parmigiani stands out for its inspiring technology and its thrilling design: the self-winding chronograph has a power reserve of 42 hours and with a diameter of 40 millimeters its stainless steel case fits on smaller and larger wrists.
Parmigiani — Tonda 1950 Meteorite
The new Tonda 1950 Meteorite is powered by a self-winding movement with a platinum micro-rotor. It has a power reserve of 48 hours and the 39-millimeter case in 18 k rose gold houses a dial made of blue meteorite.
Parmigiani — Tonda 1950 Steel
Luminous hands move above a silver-colored dial under an anti-reflective sapphire crystal while an elegant alligator skin strap holds the new Tonda 1950 Steel securely on the wrist. The self-winding movement is housed in a 40-millimeter case and offers a power reserve of 48 hours.
Piaget presents a range of expressive ladies’ and men’s models in a collection celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Altiplano. The ultra-thin timepieces of this line have impressed with their slimness and puristic sleek dial design since 1957. The 43-millimeter anniversary model is launched in a limited edition of 360 pieces. It is powered by self-winding manufacture caliber 1200P and housed in an 18 k white gold case. The blue dial and perfectly color-matched blue alligator skin strap lend a special touch to this model.
The Altiplano in an 18 k yellow gold case of 40 millimeters is an expressive timepiece launched in a limited edition of 260 pieces. Below this model’s green patinated dial ticks ultra-flat self-winding manufacture caliber 1203P.
Ultra-flat hand-wound manufacture caliber 430P sets the basis for the Altiplano 34 mm featuring a diamond bezel, pink dial, 18 k white gold case and a pink alligator skin strap. This ladies’ model comes in a limited edition of 360 pieces.
Roger Dubuis — Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt
The resistant cobalt chromium alloy covering the 48-millimeter case, the bezel, the caseback and the crown is produced using highly exclusive MicroMelt technology. Hand-wound Quatuor caliber RD101 ticks inside this watch.
Roger Dubuis — Excalibur 36
The Excalibur Essential 36 Automatic distinguishes itself by a DLC-coated titanium case and a bezel set with 48 blue sapphires. This elegant, smaller version of the Excalibur has a triple strap lug as well as dazzling Roman numerals, interrupted by a useful small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock and completed by an unobtrusive date display.
Ulysse Nardin — Executive Dual Time
A decisive advantage of this self-winding timepiece is that the time in the second time zone can be quickly set and that the dial is clearly arranged, which is underscored by the virtually Spartan look of the date display in a double window. A ceramic bezel adorns the 43-millimeter case. The watch is further equipped with a screw-in crown.
Ulysse Nardin — Marine Chronograph
This self-winding watch in 18 k rose gold features a chronograph and an annual calendar. The chronograph counters share functions: they indicate the measured minutes and up to 12 hours of elapsed time as well as the current month. The 43-millimeter case is water-resistant to 100 meters and is held by a rubber strap.
Vacheron Constantin — Patrimony Moon Phase
Presented by Vacheron Constantin in the run-up to SIHH 2017, this new model in the Patrimony collection comes in a 42.5-millimeter case in either 18 k rose or white gold and features a moon-phase display and a retrograde date. Self-winding manufacture caliber 2460 PDL drives the hours and minutes hand, the retrograde date as well as the precise moon-phase and age-of-the-moon display.
Vacheron Constantin — Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar
In this new watch from the Traditionnelle collection, Vacheron Constantin combines two complications of fine watchmaking. Hand-wound manufacture caliber 1142 QP drives the chronograph functions as well as those of a perpetual calendar. The 43-millimeter platinum case with a slate-colored opaline dial is supplemented by a black Mississippi alligator skin strap.
Vacheron Constantin — Patrimony Perpetual Calendar
The new interpretation of the Patrimony Perpetual Calendar comes with a slate-colored opaline dial, a case in 18 k rose gold and a black alligator skin strap. Ultra-thin self-winding manufacture caliber 1120 QP developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin drives the hours and minutes hands, the moon phase and the perpetual calendar.