Please take a moment to relax and have a look at this hypnotising little film by A. Lange & Söhne featuring the 1815 Up/Down and the Tourbograph Perpetual “Pour le Mérite”. It will be 31 seconds of pure watch bliss.
A comeback can be a risky thing. Take ‘old’ football players for instance who at the end of their careers abroad return to their first club out of love. But love doesn’t win football matches. Girard-Perregaux last SIHH appearance was in 2012 and this year the brand made its comeback.
SIHH is not a normal place. The salon is a like a secret universe inside the PalExpo. The normal world is nowhere to be seen. The De Bethune DB25L Milky Way is perfectly at home in this tiny star system.
The Clifton Collection, one of Baume & Mercier's watchmaking lines, is expanding this year with a new series of timepieces, the Clifton Club. The watch maison wants to fulfill the needs of urban, active and elegant men – in one word the “gentlesportsmen”.
Ladies are now an integral part of IWC and the soft subtle roundness of the new Da Vinci models are deployed to catch women's hearts and wrists. The 36mm and 40mm models are understated classic timepieces more feminine than male DNA but luckily the predominantly male complications fans aren't left
On 17 January 2017, A. Lange & Söhne went live on Facebook at the SIHH in Geneva. Host Piers Gibbon, A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid and watchmaker Robert Hoffmann discussed the 2017 debuts and answered questions on the timepieces.
At SIHH 2017 we see Ulysse Nardin at the top of its game with some startling watches. The Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu uses an in-house movement with a silicium hairspring and a very delicate white grand feu enamel dial.