Watch News: SIHH Part 1

Two major trade shows brings together each for watch industry. During the Basel fair in March shows including Rolex, Breitling, Patek Philippe and the companies of the Swatch Group up their clock news. The other trend-setting clock fair, Salon International de la Haute Horlogeri in Geneva, which Richemontgruppens companies as well as a number of small watchmakers in the higher school exhibits took place at the end of January. Manolo has selected some of the most exciting news from Genévesalongen.

Most haussat before the show was how Audemars Piguet would celebrate the 40 anniversary of the ur-lyxstålsportklockan Royal Oak. In accordance with the wishes of many guesses and chose tillveraren to return to the original model’s appearance at the classic “Jumbo”, released an enlarged Royal Oak at 41 mm (which also came in kronografutförande), launched a new unisexvariant in 37 mm and sporty Offshore Diver in carbon fiber.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo

Panerai made 2012 to a specialår for its Radiomir-model with a variety of new designs, almost all of the “vintage” design that you used during the last few years with high glass (sometimes in plexiglass) and yellowed lysmassa, in both the regular production models in limited editions. Another prized new feature is Tuttonero (PAM438) which, like the name suggests, are both Panerai’s first model with a link that case in black ceramics.

Panerai PAM398 Tuttonero

Panerai PAM399

Panerai PAM438

IWC has a tradition that every year focusing on one of its product lines, focus and a proper makeover-2012 is the flygarlinjen that gets all the attention, and many new models. The theme is that former monochrome, clear watches with inspiration from the forties British and German flygarklockor and change the series has gotten even bigger sizes, higher technical level and interesting materials. Some of the highlights are the TOP GUN series enriched with several varieties of Big Pilot (including perpetual calendar), the Spitfire series has been a chronograph with perpetual calendar and even the show’s “regular” models have a red accents and the brand’s somewhat polarizing (Hate? Love?) triple date.

IWC Pilot Worldtimer

IWC Top Gun Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar.

After last year’s big bet on Reverso resting Jaeger-LeCoultre slightly in 2012, but had yet to come up with a number of actual smokers–including Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon, the fourth model in the Duomètreserien, this time with a very advanced fleraxlad tourbillon. In it a little bit more discreet segment released Master Ultrathin in both a tourbillon-as a gångreservvariant, and Reverso as triple calendar with moon phase. Last year’s Deep Sea-reissue, this year a sequel in the form of a Deep Sea-chronograph in the same vintagestuk.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre a Spherotourbillon.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultrathin Reserve de Marche

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Calender