Pre-SIHH 2018: 4 High-End Watches You Will Love

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is merely two weeks away, and we all cannot wait to see the latest high-end watches that will be introduced by the leading luxury watch manufacturers. Needless to say that there are many surprises ahead, making this prestigious show one of the most anticipated in the world of Haute Horlogerie. Anyway, this does not stop renowned watchmakers from revealing some of the secrets prepared for this year’s edition of SIHH. In one of our previous articles, we wrote about Ulysse Nardin and Vacheron Constantin high-end watches that will be officially presented on January 15-19. This time, let’s look at more models to be shown at this important annual luxury watch trade show! Here are our top 4 models you are sure to love!

1. Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon

With such a unique combination of watchmaking know-how and company’s heritage, the Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon is undoubtedly one of the best Cartier high-end luxury watches to be presented at SIHH 2018. Enclosed in a solid platinum case, this eye-catching model is distinguished by its ornately skeletonized movement with the iconic mystery double tourbillon mechanism visible at 6 o’clock.

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon

2. Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Ceramic 

The Laureato 42mm Ceramic is the first Girard-Perregaux black ceramic wrist watch to be included in the company’s signature Laureato collection, which is largely known for its casual chic high-end watches. As the name suggests, the novelty features a 42mm black ceramic case complemented by a black ceramic bracelet and a black dial. Besides, it is powered by the in-house self-winding mechanical movement composed of 191 components.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Ceramic Ref. 81010-32-631-32A

3. Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S

Created in collaboration with Lamborghini and Pirelli, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S is a more luxurious version of the latest Aventador model inspired by the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO. It still comes in a multi-layer carbon case, however, with 18k red gold bezel, hands, crown, and bridge cover. The novelty is presented on a stylish Alcantra strap and limited to only 28 pieces.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S with 18k Red Gold Bezel

4. Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium

The Lady Arpels Planetarium by Van Cleef & Arpels is a true masterpiece enclosed in an 18k white gold case and decorated with a variety of gems. First of all, this unique ladies watch is distinguished by its aventurine dial that illustrates the Sun, Earth with the Moon, Venus, and Mercury, all moving at their actual speed. Secondly, the time is shown by a beautiful shooting star in rhodium-plated gold. Finally, this amazing self-winding luxury watch additionally features special calendar apertures on the case back. It is available in two versions: with a blue alligator leather strap and with a precious 18k white gold bracelet decorated with diamonds.

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium

The 28th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie will take place in Geneva, with these and many other high-end watches to be introduced to professionals, collectors, journalists, and luxury watch enthusiasts. The show will be open to the general public on January 19, 2018.