SIHH 2018: Top 5 Best High-End Luxury Watches Unveiled
This week is marked by the 28th edition of SIHH, one of the most important events in Fine Watchmaking. Professionals, collectors, enthusiasts, and journalists are all here to enjoy the best high-end luxury watches presented by the world’s leading horological manufacturers. In our previous blog posts, we already wrote about several stunning models created by such renowned brands as Cartier, Roger Dubuis, and Van Cleef & Arpels. However, since this fantastic annual show brings us numerous exciting brand new watches for 2018, it won’t be superfluous to take a closer look at several more fine watchmaking masterpieces unveiled at this year’s edition of SIHH. Enjoy the highlights!
1. Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Lady
With its intricately engineered, self-winding mechanical movement with snow-set micro-rotor, the Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Lady is undoubtedly one of the best high-end luxury watches presented this year at SIHH. Moreover, this 18k rose gold model comes with two beautiful dial options, Australian extra white mother-of-pearl or Tahitian black mother-of-pearl, each decorated with white diamonds. The novelty is limited to only 20 pieces worldwide.
2. F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante
Even though the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante looks like the F.P. Journe’s creation for Only Watch 2017, it is actually an entirely new luxury watch with a modified monopoussoir split-second chronograph movement, distinguished by a big date display at 6 o’clock. It is available in three versions: in 18k rose gold with a silver guilloche ruthenium dial, in platinum with a silver guilloche blue-mauve dial, and in titanium with an aluminum anthracite dial.
3. Montblanc 1858 Geosphere
The 1858 Geosphere is definitely the boldest among all high-end luxury watches introduced by Montblanc at SIHH 2018. Dedicated to the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge, this vintage-inspired timepiece represents a perfect combination of a simple dual time zone display with two sophisticated turning hemisphere globes showing local times across the globe. Plus, it features a stylish bezel that looks like a real compass for a more adventurous feel. The novelty is available in bronze or stainless steel.
4. Ulysse Nardin Freak Freak Vision
Combining innovative technological features with transparency based aesthetic, the Freak Vision is the latest horological marvel from the renowned Ulysse Nardin Freak collection. Enclosed in a platinum case with blue rubber detailing, this complicated luxury watch represents a unique flying carrousel tourbillon with hour and minute functions indicated by the movement’s rotation. Its power reserve is approximately 50 hours.
5. Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’ArtLes Aerostiers
Inspired by the early history of hot air ballooning, the new Metiers d’ArtLes Aerostiers series by Vacheron Constantin includes five high-end luxury watches with a variety of dial and strap colors. Each model is enclosed in an 18k white gold case and distinguished by a unique bas-relief balloon engraving on the plique-a-jour enameled dial.
These were some of the best high-end luxury watches presented at SIHH 2018. Stay with us to learn more about other models that are sure to enjoy success this year!