This is part 2 of the Timepieces that were shown at SIHH 2019. Below are the last of the luxury watches that were previewed by prestigious Swiss watchmaking companies at the trade show.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Huracàn Performante
Roger Dubuis introduced the light and sleek design Exclaibur Huracan Performante. This sleek timepiece is based on the Lamborghini sports scar of the same name. The 45mm titanium case contains a skeletonized dial with a black lower flange, anthracite upper flange, rhodium plate indexes that are filled with white Super-LumiNova, 18k black PVD coated gold hands with yellow transfers and white Super-LumiNova tips. This immaculate timepiece is powered by the RD630 automatic with 12-degree balance and boasts a 60-hour power reserve. It is limited to a mere 88 pieces.
Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece in black and white opaline dials
This magnificent timepiece was designed entirely in-house by the award-winning watchmaker, Laurent Ferrier. It is available with white and black opaline dials that display the day of the week, the date and the month with adjustment required only once a year on the first day of March. The date is indicated by a central hand and the days of the week and months in two beveled windows.
The caliber LF126.01 mechanical movement is designed in such a way to be user friendly. The days of the week are updated by pushing the button the left-hand side of the case. All of the other adjustments are made by using the crown. No tool is required in doing so. The movement comes with a boastful, 80-hour power reserve with the indicator on the back of the timepiece. The 40mm School Piece 18k Red Gold case has a roundness that is reminiscent of the first pocket watches that were ever converted into wrist watches.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène in rose gold
This 33mm rose gold case has a bezel adorned with 76 brilliant-cut diamonds. The white mother-of-pearl dial with rose gold highlights features a russet moon at the 12 o’clock position. It disappears and merges from a white cloud below the starry night sky. The in-house PF318 movement has a 50-hour power reserve and a moon phase module that is based on a gear moved by the hour wheel.
It rotates at half the speed of the fear. The gear itself, drives the moon disc every 24 hours via a flexible blade that is integrated in the center of its wheel. A corrector positioned at the 9 o’clock position enables the wearer to be able to independently index the moon in relation to the day and date in order to match its phase to the geographic reference location.
Hermès Arceau 78
This everyday luxury timepiece features a round 40mm case in a mirror-polished stainless steel that is topped by a bead blasted bezel in matte brushed stainless steel. Equestrian inspired asymmetrical lugs are a nod to Hermes roots as a creator of the leather horse saddles. A grained anthracite dial is topped slender cream-colored luminescent hands, sloping Arabic numerals and a 6 o’clock date display. This timepiece is powered by a Swiss made quartz movement and comes with a natural Barenia calf leather strap.
Girard-Perregaux Cats Eye Aventurine
The world renown Swiss Luxury timepiece brand, Girard-Perregaux introduced three versions of an iconic women’s watch with aventurine glass inspired by the island of Murano. These three versions dubbed, Majestic, Celestial and Tourbillon all feature sparkling aventurine glass that depicts the night sky.
First up is the Cat’s Eye Tourbillon. It comes in white gold and is encrusted with 98 diamonds within the bezel, some of which cut across the dial in shooting star patterns and top the crown and wrap around the tourbillon in a bow. This 40mm timepiece with its tourbillon complication is powered by the GP09700-0015 manual movement.
Next up is the Cat’s Eye Celestial that features a moon phase that sweeps across the upper half of the horizontal oval dial. The bezel of the pink gold case is encrusted with 62 diamonds and the dial has an additional 33 brilliant-cut diamonds for the hour markers on the dial for an artistic interpretation of the night horizon. It is powered by the GP03300-0125 automatic movement.
Finally, the Cat’s Eye Majestic was displayed. It features a 40mm oval dial with a bezel that is adorned with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds and hour markers which are enhanced with 24 more brilliant-cut diamonds. This majestic timepiece as the name implies is powered by the in-house GP03300-0121 automatic movement which boasts a 46-hour power reserve.
HYT H2O ‘Time Is Fluid’
Last up for the timepieces that caught our eye at SIHH 2019 is the HYT H20. HYT is the only Swiss luxury watch brand that actually uses fluid to at least partially power its timepieces. For its latest invention, it uses this manufacturing concept as an aesthetic statement by literally producing the words, “Time is Fluid” around the clear raised bezel of the timepiece. The 51mm case is a domed sapphire crystal with 18k yellow gold. A red fluid line indicates the hours while the minutes and seconds are located on a guilloche subdials at the 12 o’clock and 3 o’clock positions respectively. This timepiece is limited to only 20 pieces.
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