SIHH 2015 trends #6: minute repeater watches

9 February 2015 | , ,

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SIHH 2015 trends #5: old style

5 February 2015 | , , ,

A vintage style appeared at SIHH 2015 on wristwatches by Vacheron Constantin, who introduced the new HArmony collection with cushion-spae case, IWC, with a vintage Portoghese hand-wound with the old “International Watch Company” on the dial, Parmigiani Fleurier introduces an oval watch with pantograph-based hands.

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SIHH 2015 trends #3: resizing

30 January 2015 | , ,

Size matters. This is why many watch companies are changing their collection introducing small watches that better suit to thin wrists. Given the importance of this choice, many of those changes have been announced in Autumn or before the SIHH 2015 opened. Lange & Söhne modernize the Saxonia collection with the aim to further improve…

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The first Grand Complication on a wristwatch: the success of IWC Shaffhausen

3 January 2015 | , , ,

We already discussed about what a complication is in watchmaking. Many watch collectors asked to famous watchmakers ultra-complicated pocket watches. Marie Antoinette, Leroy 01, Packard, Graves, are exciting moments of the race toward the most complicated watch. Beyond those  incredibly high complicated watches, there was a current production of watches with many complications: Patek Philippe,…

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Swiss National Day: how do IWC watchmakers celebrate?

1 August 2014 |

An exceptional size for the IWC band celebrating the Swiss National Day, on August 1st.

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SIHH 2014 trends: waterproof watches

6 February 2014 | , , ,

Deep in the ocean with the new waterproof watches introduced at SIHH 2014. Following in the footsteps of the GST Deep One of 1999 and the Aquatimer Deep Two of 2009, the IWC Aquatimer Deep Three in titanium (Ref. IW355701) is the third generation of IWC’s diver’s watches to feature a mechanical depth gauge. During a dive, the blue…

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SIHH 2014 trends: cronographs

27 January 2014 | , , , ,

The SIHH 2014 chronographs – Salon Interational de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva Parmigiani Fleurier presents the Métrographe, with chronograph movement produced in their manufacture, steel and titanium case and bracelet. Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces the Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic limited edition, with black ceramic case. Panerai introduces three cronographs, limited edition, from the Radiomir 1940 collection:…

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Gérald Genta: the designer of the modern watchmaking

29 October 2013 | , , ,

The  touch of the designer Gérald Genta defined the feature of the “generation” of sport watches of the 70s. Watches that are, still nowadays, a dream of many watch collectors. Gérald Genta designed the Nautilus, by Patek Philippe, the 222 by Vacheron Constantin, predecessor of the current Overseas, the Royal Oak by Audemar Piguet and…

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