SIHH 2019 is right around the corner, otherwise known as Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve. It will take place from January 14 till the 17th. This is the event where brands such as Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Panerai, Ulysse Nardin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, and many other brands unveil their novelty items for the year. As a leadup to the show, some of the brands have released previews to give us a sample of what we can expect this year. Below we take a look at four of such of these timepieces that will be showcased at the show.
Cartier Tonneau Watch Large Model
This soon-to-be released Cartier Tonneau Large Model watch will sport a 16mm x 12.9mm barrel-shaped case that is available in either platinum or pink gold. The pink gold variant will house a champagne dial while the platinum variant will include a silver dial and the platinum variant is also limited to only 100 pieces. Cartier has fitted each of these new watches with signature design details from Roman numerals on the dial to the railroad minute track to the blue cabochon-cut sapphire on the winding crown. The timepiece is powered by a Caliber 1917 MC with a power reserve of 38 hours.
Panerai Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry
The Panerai Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry Edition (PAM00982) sports a massive 47 mm case in brushed titanium topped with a titanium and blue ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel. As a dive watch, the PAM00982 can safely dive down to 300 meters deep while the shark gray dial with luminous hour markers and hands offers plenty of legibility under water. Also, as a flyback chronograph, there is the duo of sub dials on the dial. along with the central chronograph hand. There’s also the matching dark blue accordion rubber strap with a titanium buckle. Running on the in-house P.9100 automatic movement, the Panerai Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry Edition boasts a power reserve of 3 days thanks to two barrels.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Camouflage
Audemars Piguet made big news earlier in 2018 when they announced that 2019 would be the last year that they will participate in SIHH. As a pre-game glimpse, Audemars Piguet announced a trio of new Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Camouflage models.
Available in blue, green, or brown, the new 2019 Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Camouflage watches come equipped with large 44 mm cases fitted with the signature octagonal bezels, but in matching colored ceramic. The brown version is constructed with a pink gold case while the other two hues include steel cases. The dial includes the familiar “Méga-Tapisserie” pattern, also in either of the three shades, and the rubber camo style straps are where the watches earn their name. However, for those days that you don’t want to wear camouflage, each watch comes with a solid color strap too. At the heart of the new ROO chronographs is the Caliber 3126/3840 automatic movement with 50 hours of power reserve.
Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Phoenix
Within Vacheron Constantinis a special department called “Le Cabinotiers,” which is in charge of producing ultra-complicated or bespoke timepieces. Just ahead of SIHH 2019, Vacheron Constantin announced the one-of-a-kind Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Phoenix model with twin dials, 15 complications, and an intricately hand-engraved pink gold case displaying the mythical Phoenix.
The 15 complications include perpetual calendar, equation of time, sunrise and sunset, sky chart, seasons, signs of the zodiac, age and phase of the moon, solstices, sidereal hours and minutes, power, minute repeater, and tourbillon. This dizzying array of functions is all thanks to the famous Caliber 2755 manual-wound movement with a 58-hour power reserve. Given the complexity of this extraordinary example of haute horology, it’s no surprise that Vacheron Constantin only made one piece!
About Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry has been providing quality products and professional services to the metropolitan Denver, CO area since 1951. The very first watch repair and service facility ever opened in Colorado. Dan Matheu, watchmaker, pioneered watch repair and services in Colorado. Today, Scott Matheu is at the helm steering Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With his vision, Scott opened a watch store in Highland Ranch and has made Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry not only one of the largest watch stores to provide watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO but also the entire state.
Whether you need watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO, watch engraving, or even if you have an antique watch that you would like appraised, you can count on Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry to provide you with superior service each and every single time. All of our watchmakers are factory trained and we have CW21 Certified by the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) on site. This certification has the most stringent standards for watchmakers performing repair, restoration, and service work on watches. With one of the largest service centers in the metropolitan Denver, CO we are not only able to provide watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO but to the entire 50 states as well.
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry is also a factory authorized service center for Cartier, Tag Heuer, Philip Stein, Swiss Army and many more brands. When you use Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry for your watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive our (3) three-year warranty on major watch repairs that we provide. If you are looking for the best watch repair service center throughout the United States, you cannot go wrong when you choose Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With certifications from not only AWCI but SAWTA too, we not only stand out from the pact; we lead it.”