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Audemars Piguet Millenary Woman in red gold with mother of pearl dial

Give Me Five! Scintillating Ladies Watches From SIHH 2015

It’s no secret that luxury watch manufacturers are courting women more and more. Women, in fact, represent a largely untapped segment of market share for manufacturers of mechanical watches that have thus far been largely male-oriented.

Here we show you five beautiful mechanical watches for women powered by high-end mechanical movements from Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, IWC and Parmigiani.

It is interesting to note that all of these timepieces are set with diamonds. And you can attach whichever value to that you like. In at least one sense it is positive because the diamonds add playful sparkle, making these timepieces jewelry in addition to being mechanical watches.

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Cartier Tank Louis Cartier Skeleton Sapphire

Give Me Five! Skeleton Watches From SIHH 2015

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January 29, 2015
In the past, a skeletonizer would have taken many hours to saw and file away at an existing movement in order to remove all that is superfluous. Today, skeletonized movements are for the most part conceived to be such right from the start. At the 2015 edition of SIHH, we found five such skeletonized watches, all of which were designed as such from the get-go.
Jaeger-LaCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication

SIHH 2015 Photo Essay: Jaeger-LeCoultre

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January 28, 2015
The moon and its astronomical implications was the overriding theme for Jaeger-LeCoultre at the 2015 edition of the SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) in Geneva. And there was no better way to illustrate this than to introduce new variations on some of the Le Sentier-based brand’s most complicated, astronomically-themed timepieces.
The Richard Mille Tourbillon Fleur

SIHH 2015 Photo Essay: Richard Mille

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January 27, 2015
The Richard Mille booth was more than ever a visual treat at SIHH 2015. Behind the uniform exterior of the elegant booth facade, the visitor to Richard Mille was greeted not only by graphically and mechanically interesting wristwatches, but also exceptionally decorative stand personnel. In fact, despite the cold snow and wind outside the fair hall, it was positively blooming with springtime flowers here: meet the brand's new timepieces, including the incredible and unique RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur.
GMT Black by Greubel Forsey

SIHH 2015 Photo Essay: Greubel Forsey

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January 26, 2015
Greubel Forsey had an impressive SIHH 2015, which included two new variations on the GMT, one all black and one with an eye-catching red gold dial in a white gold case, and the all-new Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication

Give Me Five! Tourbillons From SIHH 2015

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January 23, 2015
A tourbillon is actually a type of escapement and not a real complication. Tourbillons are not only quite complicated in themselves - some more complicated than others - they come in a very wide variety of shapes, sizes and functionality. Here are five tourbillons presented at the SIHH 2015 by Cartier, Greubel Forsey, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Parmigiani, and Roger Dubuis.
Montblanc Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama

BOOM! Montblanc’s Explorer-Inspired Heritage Chronométrie Collection

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January 22, 2015
Montblanc’s watch division was motivated by Vasco De Gama, a Portuguese navigator, to write a horologically inspirational tale of pioneering spirit by creating a line of special edition watches accompanying the new Heritage Chronométrie collection.
Richard Mille RM 51-02 Diamond Twister

SIHH 2015 Photo Essay Monday: Ralph Lauren, Richard Mille, And Montblanc

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January 21, 2015
Monday is usually a fairly easy day at the SIHH as the press conferences start later to allow visitors time to check in and get badges, etc. The Quill & Pad team kicked off SIHH 2015 with the Ralph Lauren, Richard Mille, and Montblanc press conferences.
The stunning De Bethune DB25T Zodiac on the wrist

SIHH 2015 Photo Essay Sunday: De Bethune, Urwerk, Laurent Ferrier, Revelation, Christophe Claret, Speake-Marin

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January 20, 2015
Paradoxically, the SIHH really begins at least a day before its doors open; Sunday is the time to visit the smaller brands holding private exhibitions Geneva. So we put on our Sunday best and headed into town for a busy day of meetings with De Bethune, Urwerk, Laurent Ferrier, Revelation, Christophe Claret, Speake-Marin.
Greubel Forsey GMT with red gold dial

SIHH 2015: Greubel Forsey In Black, Gold, And Understated

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January 19, 2015
Greubel Forsey has begun the new year with a bang by presenting three new models at the 2015 SIHH: GMT Black, GMT with a striking red gold dial, and the all-new, beautifully pared-down, Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision.
Parmigiani's Dragon

Celebrating 25 Years Of SIHH

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January 16, 2015
It is impossible to think that the SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) has been around for 25 years already…you know what they say, tempus fugit (time flies). The Geneva fair began in 1991 with five exhibitors: Cartier, Piaget and Baume & Mercier Gérald Genta and Daniel Roth.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Reverso 1931 on the author’s wrist

Why I Bought It: Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute To Reverso 1931

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January 14, 2015
Over the twenty-odd years I’ve been buying “serious” watches, I’ve purchased more pieces bearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand name than any other, by far. Within the Jaeger-LeCoultre pantheon, one watch sub-group stands out for me: the Reverso. Between my wife and I, we’ve bought a total of seven Reverso models. Given that, why add another? In this instance, the Reverso Tribute to 1931?
Breguet fountain pen with cap on and off

Breguet: The Pen Whisperer

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January 12, 2015
When it comes to a brand like Breguet, one expects nothing but the very best in every aspect of its representation. So I figured its pens, like its recent jewelry collections, would be solid and elegant expressions of the company’s overriding sense of quality and innovation. I was right.
McGonigle Tuscar Bánú in red gold

Interconnectivity And Independence: The McGonigle Tuscar

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January 11, 2015
Brothers John and Stephen McGonigle from Athlone, Ireland are fine examples of the independent spirit, and this is evident in their unique Tuscar timepiece, which features a highly distinctive in-house movement with subtle details reflecting their Irish heritage.
Thousands of silk stitches do into hand embroidering the Piaget Altiplano Rose dial

The Piaget Altiplano Rose: It Wouldn't Be As Sweet By Any Other Name

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January 8, 2015
Piaget added to its line of Altiplano rose-themed timepieces at the 2014 SIHH in spectacular fashion. Independent embroidery artist Sylvie Deschamps stitched a unique silk rose to form the dial of a white gold timepiece set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds in the shape of the Yves Piaget Rose.
Hands, hand-made: the Voutilainen Observatoire

WAG And SIWP Independent Watch Exhibitions In Geneva, January 2015

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January 8, 2015
If you are in Geneva during the SIHH week, you may want to consider going to one of the other horological exhibitions taking place in town at the same time as the main show: WAG (Watch Art Gallery) and SIWP (Swiss Independent Watchmaking Pavilion). Both exhibitions provide visitors with the chance to get to know independent creators and boutique luxury brands.