David King Picks His Favorite Timepieces from SIHH 2017 This year’s SIHH 2017 show in Geneva was nothing less than spectacular. The theme of the show was a balance of exceptional haute horology creations (the $1MM watch from Vacheron Constantin) with a strong focus on everyday, affordable luxury (Cartier reintroduced the Panther collection in steel that retails under $5,000). In total, SIHH 2017 included a record 30 brands from...
Watches that simultaneously show the time in more than one zone are accordingly an important specialty for watchmakers. Such timepieces belong to a genre in which Montblanc has achieved several attention-getting feats. These so-called “time-zone watches” can satisfy very different requirements for globetrotters and frequent flyers. Among these functions are the simultaneous display of the times in both the user’s local and home zones or the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time +/- time zone) function, but also the ability to show all of the planet’s 24 time zones at a glance, including day/night indication for the home zone, as well as showing the date, facilitating quick and easy changes from one zone’s display to another, etc.
The ExoTourbillon Chronographe adds another extraordinarily exclusive timepiece to the Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858. This regulator wristwatch combines a large minute-hand and elapsed-seconds hand at the center of the dial, a small off-center circle for the hours, a second time zone with day/night indication, a small hand for the continually running seconds and a chronograph with a counter for 30 elapsed minutes.
With IWC’s new partnership with Mercedes AMG Formula One Team, a race inspired carbon fiber model was only expected to be released sooner or later. Just in time for SIHH 2013, IWC has introduced the Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance watch.
Montblanc’s Star Collection prioritizes classically beautiful wristwatches by combining this brand’s unmistakable aesthetic and the traditional Swiss art of watchmaking. Classical forms, materials, techniques and embellishments that have been timelessly handsome for decades continues with the new Montblanc Star Quantième Complet, a gent’s wristwatch that’s equally appropriate with a classical business suit or to complement the formal elegance of a tuxedo.