Philippe Dufour, watchmaker, legend, and frank opinionator, was asked by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) to choose his top five watches of the 2018 SIHH. While some of his choices may seem unusual, they absolutely resonated with me!
Montblanc presents a brand-new look and concept for its 1858 collection of 2018, which now exudes a distinct outdoorsy vibe. The main message here is a clearer, more simplified concept, integrating the outdoors and the idea of a more natural lifestyle into the new watches. What do you think?
Halfway through the 2018 SIHH, Elizabeth and Ian met with Marc André Deschoux of the Watches TV to discuss what we had seen so far. Find out more about trends, independents, the Urwerk AMC technology, some standout ladies’ watches, and the mood at the fair in this fast-moving and friendly discussion.
Founded in 1991, until now Hennessey has made a name for itself by extracting huge amounts of horsepower (chiefly) out of American sports cars and SUVs while keeping them drivable and dependable. Now comes the Venom F5, the first full Hennessey and one that can do up to 300 mph – if there were tires available to hold up at this speed.
IWC’s Tribute to Pallweber Edition 150 Years stands out as the first wristwatch with digital time display the Swiss brand has ever produced. And it is thanks to this big anniversary that IWC has dug deep into its archives to breathe new life into this beauty.
In his previous article on the Time Aeon Le Garde Temps project, Joshua Munchow poetically compares the development of this wristwatch to an epic quest. At the time I didn’t appreciate just how true the analogy is, though perhaps not so much a hero’s quest as a band-of-brothers journey. And what a journey it’s turning out to be.
Armin Strom continues of its philosophy of engineering the essential with the appropriately named Pure Resonance, which made its debut at SIHH 2018.
The six new watches of the 2018 Polaris collection docks into the history of the handsome diver’s watch of the same name that is unmistakably Jaeger-LeCoultre, and it seems perfect to me for the needs of 2018’s consumers.
“A few years ago Jean-Louis Dumas, then at the head of Hermès, asked me to think about ‘what an Hermès timepiece for a travelling dandy might look like’,” said architect and designer Marc Berthier in 2010. While today we are more used to seeing a shape similar to this thanks to the Apple Watch, in 2010 a squarish case wildly stood out. And now in 2017 a brand-new Carré H arrives for the sophisticated, sporty, elegant man.
Joshua waxes poetic over the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Tourbillon Concept, a gentle dome of streaked metal containing an ocean of reflection, darkness, simplicity, and complicated mechanics.