Wearing a watch in 2016 is all about making a statement. Forget bulky watches taking over our wrists in the past, this year it’s all about strapping on the latest innovation piece; stripped and going back to basics.
This year SIHH, the most luxurious trade fair in the world, gave us a taste of what’s to arrive this spring and here are some of the top 5 pieces which caught our eye.
This is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s second Gyrotourbillon released in history, with the first one making it’s debut in 2008. The new and improved version is much slimmer and svelte – going from 36 x 55 x 15.8 mm to 31 x 51.1 x 12.4 mm – which accounts for about 30% difference in the upgrade.
Jarger-LeCaultre are keeping things mysterious when it comes to the price of the time piece, so if you want to know the price of ownership, you can only find this information out upon request.
Greubel Forsey’s lastes piece from the collection grabs your eye instantly. The top white half of the dial – almost an illusion – showing off what the timepiece could look like, just. Further down, the watch bears it all, with an opening to the heart of the machine, parading it’s beauty and exposing every single minuscule part and it’s inner dazzling beauty.
Vacheron Constantin’s latest time piece collection, the Overseas Chronograph, is “an invitation to travel.” The luxury watchmaker cryptically describe the sleek, yet sporty, Overseas line as the “love complications that are useful in everyday life.” In other words, if you lead a busy lifestyle, always on the move, this luxurious timepiece is your best friend. It’s interchangeable bracelets and straps make it the ideal accessory for any occasion. Depending on the model you will receive two or three different straps: steel, gold, leather or rubber.
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph collection starts from £9,550.
Audemars Pigeut’s newest badboy was described as the “loudest timepiece” by Forbes magazine. It is the ultimate statement piece by far and at first glace, the yellow on black dial gives the illusion that Bublebee (from Transformers) is about to come to life at any moment.
MB&F HM6 SV
This is by far the most unique and interesting timepiece. Made with sapphire crystal, the Horological Machine No. 6 in the SV, is unlike any other timepiece. Its transparency gives it a sense of confidence, like it has nothing to hide. You can see all its inner workings and pulsations, alive and breathing. Nothing more, nothing less.