Montblanc’s Star Collection embraces a whole series of classically beautiful wristwatches that wed the brand’s unmistakable aesthetic and the traditional art of Swiss watchmaking. These watches follow no trends and will therefore never go out of style. Instead, they embody timelessly elegant design which will seem as convincing and harmonious to tasteful individuals many years from now as it seems to their discerning forebears today. New models will soon be added to further enhance this imperishably classical look by combining it with a mechanical inner life crafted in accord with the best Swiss tradition: there will be a diamond-studded watch for ladies, as well as a bi-color version in stainless steel and gold in sizes for ladies and gents. This latter duo is conceived for two people who already belong together or hope to become a loving couple.
Jaeger-LeCoultre seems to never fail to impress and break boundaries. For this year’s SIHH they have released the Master Ultra Thin Jubilee. It is the world’s thinnest manually-winding mechanical wristwatch. The inspiration of the Master Ultra Thin Jubilee was actually from another one of the manufactures’ record breaking timepiece created in 1907. Only this piece was a manually-wound mechanical pocket-watch and is still to this day the world’s thinnest manually-wound mechanical pocket watch.
This year at SIHH 2013 Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces a refreshed Deep Sea Chronograph that follows last year’s model. This model features a three-counter chronograph movement and was created with inspiration from the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea model. This Deep Sea Chronograph incorporates a new high-tech material called cermet. Not to be confused with cement considering this is a divers watch and would most likely take you deeper in the sea than you would prefer.
Cartier presents another world time this year at the SIHH 2013. Like the multifuseaux (multi-time zone) released last year, Cartier presents the Cartier Tortue Multifuseaux. This world time model has a unique feature with the names of the cities representing it’s time zone shown on the left side of the case. Traditionally world time models will have a disc which covers the periphery of the dial with the names of the cities.
Cartier is debuting another exciting piece this month in Geneva during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), a new Ballon Bleu Tourbillon. This watch has very distinctive features such as the minute hand in the center with dual jump-hour counters. The second time zone indicator is advanced by the pusher at 10 o’clock.