We got a small taste of what’s to come from Montblanc in 2018 back in December, but earlier today, we found out the rest of the brand’s novelties during the first day of SIHH. All of Montblanc’s watches this year are concentrated into three lines: the 1858 collection, the TimeWalker collection, and the Star Legacy collection.
In particular, the 1858 collection, is noteworthy as 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the brand’s erstwhile Minerva marque, but all the...Read more: Montblanc Unveils Three Different Collections at SIHH 2018
The SIHH watch salon, which kicks off today, always offers some surprises, but also some things that can be counted on like (one should pardon the expression) clockwork: the weather will be cold, the traffic from the Palexpo to downtown Geneva will be awful, there will be much Champagne and little sleep for the assembled media guests, and A. Lange & Söhne will wow said media with at least one breathtakingly complicated timepiece. The Glashütte-based brand delivered again this year with the...Read more: Power of Three: Introducing the A. Lange Söhne Triple Split
Well, SIHH 2018 is a day away and our team is on the ground in Geneva ready to bring you the hottest horological news. We’ll be sending out a special edition of our daily newsletter highlighting the top stories you need to know about the latest innovations from the Richemont brands and more. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook if you aren’t already and get ready for the breaking news that is sure to follow. While you anxiously wait for the latest update, catch up on all our pre-SIHH...Read more: The Official WatchTime Pre-SIHH 2018 Roundup
With 263 years (and counting) of watchmaking history to draw from, Vacheron Constantin needed to reach back only a little more than half a century to find the inspiration for its latest all-new timepiece family, unveiled today at SIHH 2018 in Geneva. The Vacheron Constantin FiftySix collection takes as its template a vintage model from 1956, the now-iconic Reference 6073, giving it an elegantly modern twist and offering three distinctive models.Read more: Vacheron Constantin Gets Vintage Kicks with New FiftySix Collection
Well, that was a whirlwind. On Thursday, we received word that H. Moser & Cie. — the brand behind the Alp (faux-Apple) Watch and the Swiss Mad watch made from Swiss Cheese (yes, really) — had released the Swiss Icons watch. Moser, intending to make a splash before heading to Geneva for SIHH, decided to create a unique piece that lampooned the design of iconic models across the industry and stated it would be auctioned off after SIHH to benefit the Fondation pour la Culture Horlogère Suisse (...Read more: Agent Provocateur: H. Moser Cie. Trolls the Swiss Watch Industry Before Backtracking
The Bovet watch brand was incorporated in 1822, but its foundations were laid four years earlier, in 1818, on a now-legendary trip to Asia during which watchmaker Edouard Bovet and his brothers introduced their ticking masterworks to a collector in the Chinese city of Ghuangzhou, thus establishing the Fleurier-based manufacture as one of China’s most admired purveyors of timepieces. This year marks 200 years since that fateful journey, and today’s Bovet, under the stewardship of...Read more: Bovet Edouard Bovet Tourbillon: A Triple-Threat Travelers’ Watch
Amid the constant stream of pre-SIHH novelties that have floated across our desks over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a theme of innovation and development that is sometimes lacking at the annual industry fairs. That isn’t to say we aren’t in one of the most experimental times in horological history, because, by-and-large, we are — but after looking at some of the recent announcements we’ve covered such as the Greubel Forsey Foudroyante Jumping Seconds, you’ll see what I mean. T...Read more: Baume Mercier Introduces the Baumatic, a Chronometer with a Five-Day Power Reserve