While it is best known for the many variations on its classic Luminor and Radiomir collections, Panerai has dabbled, pretty impressively in some cases, with highly complicated, highly limited timepieces, as witness the brand’s Carillon Tourbillon Minute Repeater GMT from 2016, for example. However, the one complication that the Florentine brand had never produced, amazingly enough, is a moon-phase. That changes this year, with the introduction of the L’Astronomo, unveiled this week...Read more: Discovering L’Astronomo: Panerai’s First Moon-Phase Watch is So Much More
Parmigiani Fleurier is “shaping up” its emblematic Kalpa watch collection at this year’s SIHH, launching three new models and outfitting each of them, for the first time since the Kalpa’s 2001 debut, exclusively with in-house movements that are shaped to perfectly fit the dimensions of the watches’ tonneau cases. Here’s what you should know about the new Kalpa Chronor, Kalpagraphe Chronometre, and Kalpa Hebdomaire.Read more: Getting Into Shape: New Movements for Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Collection
To most historians, the year 1968 was defined mostly by tragedies and setbacks — the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the escalation of the war in Vietnam, unrest and protests on college campuses — but to students of horological history, the year offered some bright spots. One of these was undoubtedly Jaeger-LeCoultre’s introduction of the now-famous Memovox Polaris, a diving watch with a mechanical alarm. That iconic timepiece is the inspiration for the Swiss...Read more: The New Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Collection Revives the Spirit of ’68
The Freak has returned. At SIHH this week, Ulysse Nardin updated its most prominent watch with new technology first seen last year inside the Innovision II. While the Innovision II was just a concept watch, its ideas have been fleshed out into what UN is calling the Freak Vision, which is set to become a regular production model for the brand. This is good news for watch enthusiasts that are particularly interested in owning groundbreaking watches that use innovative materials.Read more: The Ulysse Nardin Freak is Back and Better Than Ever
Back in August, Baume & Mercier announced a partnership with Indian Motorcycles. We saw the first result from this partnership back in November with the Clifton Club Burt Munro limited edition and at SIHH this week we got the latest update with two new chronographs, aptly named the Clifton Club Indian Legend Tribute Chief and Scout Limited Editions.
Named after two of Indian Motorcycle’s most popular...Read more: Baume Mercier Continues Partnership with Indian Motorcycles with Two New Watches
The big story during IWC‘s 150th-anniversary celebration at SIHH this year has been the Jubilee Collection, which features the buzzworthy Tribute to Pallweber. The most prominent motif for IWC throughout all 27 new models? A classic design that embodies the spirit of the Schaffhausen-based manufacture with a slight shift away from sportier models such as the Ingenieur and Aquatimer (fear not, IWC released a new Ingenieur collection back in March of last year).Read more: Three New Pilot’s Watches from IWC
As a pre-SIHH teaser, the madmen behind Greubel Forseyrevealed a watch with the world’s smallest foudroyante jumping seconds complication. Today in Geneva, the young brand put on a display showcasing the continued progress of three of its most important horological innovations.
The new GMT is like the old GMT — except when it isn’t. While the updated GMT Earth may seem identical to previous iterations of the timepiece, the construction has been totally revamped. The dial now...Read more: Three Highly-Complex Timepieces from Greubel Forsey