Our 5 Favorite Luxury Watches from Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2013
Luxury watches, and all of lovers thereof—we owe you an apology. You see the big Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, undoubtedly the biggest event in the world of luxury watchmaking, happened just as New York Fashion Week was picking up steam so we’ve let this post slide for way too long. But here it is. With some of the most prestigious and revered watchmakers in attendance at this year’s SIHH, such as Panerai, Montblanc, IWC and Jaeger LeCoultre, it goes without saying that there were some simply breath taking luxury timepieces that’ll be rolling out this year– let’s take a look at 5 of the best watches from SIHH 2013. Just this way…
Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar Watch
Offering a rich watchmaking tradition coupled with an eye for the sort of designs that finds favor with watch aficionados all over the world, it is little wonder that Baume and Mercier have established themselves as one of the most respected and celebrated manufacturers of luxury watches on the market. It is courtesy of timepieces like the Baume and Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar watch, which made an appearance at SIHH, that they have such a lofty status within the industry and this breath taking watch has plenty of stunning features including a luxury black alligator leather strap, moon-phase indicator, day and month apertures at 12 ‘o’ clock and sapphire crystal glass casing.
IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon Watch
If you’re really looking to make a statement with your choice of timepiece in 2013, it’s like luxury Swiss watchmakers, IWC, have been reading your mind with timepieces like the, frankly stunning, IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon watch which was showcased at this year’s SIHH. With a visible mechanism through the sapphire crystal glass case back, Double Moon-Phase for both northern and southern hemispheres and a 96 hour power reserve, this exquisitely timepiece is likely to be one of IWC’s stand-out offerings of 2013.
Montblanc TimeWalker Voyager UTC Steel & Titanium Watch
Montblanc are one of the most well-regarded and luxurious watchmakers and it is fair to say that they turned plenty of heads at SIHH 2013 with their selection of timepieces hitting the market this year. Chief amongst their head-turning timepieces was that of the Montblanc Timewalker Voyager UTC steel and titanium watch which boasts an anthracite dial with a titanium bezel and is all set to be one of the most popular timepieces in 2013 for lovers of sporty style luxury timepieces.
Officine Panerai Ceramica Pocket Watch
Whilst you may have thought that the day of the pocket watch had dawned, Officine Panerai have different ideas and plan to bring back the stylish accompaniment to the masses through the stunning Panerai pocket watch revealed at SIHH 2013. This spectacular and eye-catching piece is the first ever pocket watch created by Panerai and it’s safe to say they’ve set the bar pretty high if they are to produce more in the future. It features a skeletal dial, 24 hour indicator, 6 day power reserve, sapphire crystal glass casing and visible tourbillon movement.
Officine Panerai Radiomir Watch
Italian luxury and Swiss precision infuses all Officine Panerai watches and if you’re a fan of this rugged and luxurious watchmaker’s previous offerings then, chances are, you’ll be waiting with baited breath for their 2013 releases. Well, if the Panerai Radiomir watch above is anything to go by, it is fair to say that aficionados of this high-end Italian brand are in for a treat over the next twelve months. Just some of the features of this exemplary watch include a polished stainless steel case, 3 day power reserve 50m water resistance and a Panerai P.3000 Calibre automatic movement. A great luxury timepiece from the leading name in Italian watchmaking.
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