Every January, the watch world comes together for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), a four-day show in Geneva, Switzerland that draws over 20,000 watch professionals, journalists and industry fans from around the globe.
We were lucky enough to attend this year’s show and witness the new models, collections and technologies that were unveiled. Check out just a few of the exciting novelties to come from our brand partners in 2019:
IWC Spitfire collection
IWC announced four new pilot’s watches making up their new Spitfire line – one of which commemorates Steve Boultbee-Brooks’ and Matt Jones’ upcoming flight around the world in a restored Spitfire. A special edition limited to 250 pieces, the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” was created to assist the two men in their flight. TOP GUN and “Le Petit Prince” editions were also presented at the show.
Ulysse Nardin Freak X
The Freak collection by Ulysse Nardin has historically been one of the brand’s most popular and impressive. The newest iteration, the Freak X, is smaller (43mm vs. 45mm), features a traditional crown for time correction and a lesser price point compared to its predecessors. The Freak X Carbonium is the first timepiece to be made with carbonium, a lightweight material most commonly used in the aeronautics industry.
Parmigiani Toric Chronometre
The Toric was the first ever watch created by Parmigiani’s founder. The newest edition to the Toric collection features a brilliant hand guilloche slate dial that evokes the scales of a pinecone, an example of the Golden Ratio found in nature. Hand guilloche involves engraving the material to produce a repeating decorative pattern and is a complex technique that few manufacturers have mastered. The innovative new dial puts a unique spin on this classic timepiece.
If SIHH was any indication of the year to come, 2019 is going to be an unforgettable year for the watch industry. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and be the first to know when these new releases hit our flagship store.