The SIHH 2019 – The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie which ran its course in Geneva last week, during 14th to 17th of January 2019. One of the greatest new about this watch fair was the announcement that in 2020 we would see SIHH collaborating with Baselworld.
This year’s edition of SIHH 2019 gathered 18 of Switzerland’s finest watchmakers along with 17 independent names. With 35 ultra-luxurious exhibitors, including luxury brands like Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, and Hermès, this event offered some of the most technically advanced and expensive timepieces with exclusive design in the world.
SIHH 2019 renowned splicing of age-old craftsmanship and forward-thinking technology brought forward a battle of supremacy. Modern watches, new ideas and collections, and the latest innovations were applied and introduced.
From the current trailblazers of the blue dial trend to the cohort of entirely new lines, Design Limited Edition presents you the most important highlights from SIHH 2019. Take a look!
Shades of Blue
In the Patrimony collection by Vacheron Constantin, we saw a striking majestic blue shade seep into its dials, from a classic hour-minute reference to its retrograde day-date model. The Genevan brand’s self-winding 40 mm Patrimony is a unique watch with 196 components of its Calibre 2460 Q6, including a 22-karat gold oscillating weight.
Swiss watchmaker and luxury brand Girard- Perregaux explored this new design trend in other ways. This expensive watch is a great example. Presenting an evolution of its predominant line, Laureato arrives in the watchmaking world’s first carbo glass material.
New Marvelous Lines
Designed by Ini Archibong, the new Galop d’Hermès was one of the highlights for women at SIHH 2019. The light is reflected in the curves, warming the metal and suffusing the shapes with vibrancy. Through the domed sapphire crystal, this unique watch exalts the gentleness of the dial.
Bling and Precious Updates
The new Dazzling Rendez-Vous Night & Day modern watch with an exclusive design is a truly breathtaking wonder of watchmaking and refinement. With a new griffe setting technique, this timepiece by Jaeger-LeCoultre expresses generosity and preciousness: the form of its case and floral numerals, its two rows of diamonds and mother-of-pearl dial enlightens its Night & Day function.
The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert” by IWC is the first watch with a case made from sand-colored ceramic. This unique watch is a limited-edition timepiece and its sand-colored ceramic is inspired by the Mojave Desert, home to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. Besides this, the color perfectly matches the uniforms worn by Navy pilots and is the result of a combination of zirconium oxide with other metallic oxides.
The Micros Updates
This edition of the Balencier Contemporain, at 39.6 mm, is Greubel Forsey’s smallest timepiece yet to fit the independent watchmaker’s exclusive oversized balance-wheel system.
For its latest unveil at the Salon de la Haute Horlogerie 2019, the Swiss luxury brand Richard Mille takes us on a nostalgic trip to the candy store, creating a much colorful buzz once again. Get impressed, we present you some timepieces by the Richard Mille Bonbon collection.
Writing the History
The Lange 1 by A. Lange & Söhne was one of the first unique watches made following the re-establishment of this brand manufactory. This timepiece is an extraordinary combination of tradition and innovation which makes it a prime example of Lange watchmaking artistry. With pioneering features, this expensive watch is writing history.
The Panerai Submersible Luna Rossa PAM 1039 is water resistant to 300 meters and features a very unique texture and look, resembling wood grain with a zebra pattern. Enhancing the strong personality, this modern watch is a great marriage between the luxury brand and Prada.