The SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) in Geneva that took place from 16 to 20 January 2017 featured numerous exciting timepiece launches. Baroque Access chooses some of the highlights
Last week’s exciting Salon International de la Haute Horlogie featured 30 top designer brands and specialist horologists. The show, which is one of the most important of the year for the luxury Swiss watch industry, was the launching pad for many exquisite watches. We have chosen some of our favorites that also just happen to be some of the rarest luxury timepieces available in 2017.
Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie
It took 11 years’ to develop this magnificent timepiece, which also boasts two patents. The watch, which features 11 security functions and around 935 parts, is believed to be the most complex timepiece ever created. It operates on three different modes: Grande Sonnerie (which strikes the hours and the quarters), Petite Sonnerie (which strikes the full hours) and a silent mode. This model is limited to only five to eight pieces a year.
HYT Skull Pocket
Only eight pieces of this timepiece have been created. Watchmakers HYT have received a great deal of acclaim for their liquid mechanical watches and this model is its first pocket watch. It features the first skull and mechanical light source combination as well as exclusive finishes. The 59mm case is made of titanium and black DLC titanium with a customizable, leather-embossed cover. The light source module works by converting mechanical power into electricity.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous collection
For 2017, the collection has introduced a moon phase, a chiming reminder function, and new colors, including yellow and rose gold. The Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large model features a chiming mechanism that moves a decorative star around the dial. There are two versions: a rose gold model with blue steel hand and a white gold model with an amethyst dial and brilliant cut diamonds adorning the bezel, lugs and the case rim.
Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary Collection
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of its ultra-thin watch, the Antiplano, Piaget has launched a limited-edition edition, starting with two watches that were launched at SIHH. Both have replicated the design codes from the very first Antiplano model that was launched in 1957. The Piaget Altiplano Self-Winding 43 mm is a large, ultra-thin watch equipped with caliber 1200P, the fourth generation of its ultra-thin automatic movements, measuring 2.35 mm and an 18k white gold case.
Roger Dubuis 2017 Excalibur Collection
This luxury watch brand added three new watches plus a new metal to its Excaliber Collection. One of these, the Excalibur Quatuor Blue Cobalt boasts a 48mm case, bezel, case-back and crown made using a special MicroMelt technology.
There are only eight pieces of this extraordinary timepiece, which is powered by a caliber RD101 manual movement.
If you would like to find out more about any of these magnificent timepieces, let Baroque Access assist. Contact us by mail, firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find out all the information about the watch, and assist with purchase, if need be.