The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva is the largest and most famous watch fair in the world. From January 14 to January 17, the most prestigious watch brands were on stage to present their latest models. If you – like many of us – have not been there in Switzerland, then the website: “the wrist watch” listed below the perfect list of some of the finest watches from SIHH 2019 for you.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Ultra Thin
The Overseas Collection of Vacheron Constantin is a feast for the eyes. Last year the watch was already seen as one of the best editions of the year, but now Vacheron Constantin is raising the bar even higher. Mounting one of the most complex complications in an 8.1 mm thick case is an amazing achievement – and it actually makes this watch a must-have for all formal occasions in 2019.
A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon
If the German watchmakers A. Lange & Sohne are known for one thing, it is the production of beautifully intricate watches with the most valuable materials. This Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon is made with a salmon pink gold dial and white gold case. In fact, almost everything you see on this watch is made from the precious metal. Wonderful.
Audemar Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra Thin
A classic by Audemar Piguet was reinvented with a new colour combination and a much-discussed dial tone. We would call it brown/pink gold, which stands out beautifully against the white gold of the case, bezel and bracelet. And while this is traditionally a sporty model, the 39mm watch has been given a distinctly elegant upgrade.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
Getting lost in the wine-red dial of this Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds is very simple. The masters of Jaeger-LeCoultre have really surpassed themselves this time by combining the rich red watch with a burgundy strap to really set the colors off.
IWC Pilot’s watch automatic Spitfire
If you’re looking for a piece of history on your wrist but still want the reliability of the latest technology, then this Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire is perfect. The 39mm housing houses a power reserve of 72 hours and on the back you’ll find the engraving of possibly the most famous aircraft of all time, the Spitfire.
Ulysse Nardin Freak X Carbonium
What you see here isn’t just any watch. The Freak has no hands, no dial, but a lot of character. This new model is the first time Ulysse Nardin placed a crown on the side of a Freak, and also the first time they made a watch in Carbonium – an extremely light and tough carbon mixture that was created from waste from aviation parts.
Richard Mille RM 37-01 Sucette
Colour and playfulness are at the heart of Richard Mille’s latest collection. Inspired by their favorite candy from around the world, these watches have a sweet look. Although the pictures are enough to make these watches a hit, the underlying technique is virtually unrivalled.
Baume et Mercier Clifton Baumatic blue dial
A blue-to-black sunburst dial is not something you see every day. But Baume and Mercier have given the Baumatic watch this striking look. It is COSC certified and comes with a high level of antimagnetism, but it didn’t stop there. This model also has a new set of lubricants in the mechanism, which means you save money because you don’t have to maintain your watch regularly.