The 27th edition of the SIHH (Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie) is just around the corner. This year’s first gathering of watchmaking professionals is going to be very special not only for luxury watch brands but also for many other connoisseurs of Haute Horlogerie. The fact is that after the four trade-only days, January 16 to 19, the SIHH 2017 will open its doors to the public for the first time ever. This historical event will take place at the PalExpo in Geneva on January 20. So what to expect? Numerous high-end luxury watches for men and women from the best watchmaking manufacturers and designers of course! Here are only a few unique timepieces to look at this year’s show:
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold
Have you ever heard of ancient Florentine gold hammering jewelry technique? Now you have a chance to see it with your own eyes, as new Audemars Piguet luxury watches for women sparkle with this lustrous gold finish created by a famous designer Carolina Bucci. The Royal Oak Frosted Gold models come in 37mm and 33mm versions; each is available in 18k rose gold with a silver-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial and in 18k white gold with a rhodium-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial.
Montblanc 1858 Bronze Chronograph Tachymeter
Not that Montblanc uses bronze in a case for the first time, but this new 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter is truly exceptional. First of all, such a perfect example of vintage-looking luxury watches for men is inspired by the Minerva military timepieces from the 1930s. Second, it is powered by an award-winning hand-winding caliber MV M16.29 with a 50-hour power reserve. Finally, this beautiful 44mm bronze luxury watch with chronograph comes in a limited edition of only 100 pieces worldwide.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large
This exquisite piece of Jaeger-LeCoultre luxury watches for women is distinguished by a unique chiming reminder function indicated by a mysterious little star moving around the silver dial. Created to chime at the appointed hour, this discreet reminder will never let you forget about an upcoming rendez-vous! The model comes in a 38.2mm 18k rose gold case topped with an elegant diamond-set bezel.
Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Mysterious Hour Skeleton
It’s not a tourbillon or minute repeater luxury watch, but the new Rotonde De Cartier Mysterious Hour Skeleton model is striking in its wealth of crafty skeletonization work. This amazing sample of Cartier brand new watches features a 42mm palladium case equipped with an in-house hand-winding movement, caliber 9983 MC, visible through distinctive skeleton Roman numerals.
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture Blue Grand Feu
After years as a Baselworld mainstay, Ulysse Nardin will exhibit for the first time at the SIHH. To celebrate such an important event, the famous watchmaking manufacturer has prepared several fantastic new design watches, and the Classico Manufacture Blue Grand Feu is one of them. This 40mm stainless steel model is distinguished by an eye-catching enameled dial with shimmering, translucent blue surface. Besides, it is powered by an in-house self-winding movement, caliber UN-320, with 48 hours of power reserve.
Don’t miss a unique chance to see all these gorgeous luxury watches for men and women with your own eyes! The SIHH 2017 is waiting for you on January 20!