If you’re ever going to find five great British watches anywhere, it most certainly would be at SalonQP, the UK’s premier watch event. So without further ado, I present you five British watches on show at the 2016 SalonQP in London.
A Nobel prize laureate wrote in 1964 that, “The times they are a-changin’.”
It is now 2017, and the locus of the changes in the horological world is a company known as Compagnie Financière Richemont SA. And there are a lot of changes.
Lovers of vintage good looks, clean and clear dials, and sensational manufacture movements will love Montblanc’s new for 2017 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter in bronze as well as the TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100. These two new lines also include reasonably priced timepieces.
In honor of the upcoming 27th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which opens its doors on January 16, 2017, we present you with an overview of 35 new models that have already been revealed – at least electronically.
Quill & Pad’s early 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. In contention this year are the Tudor Black Bay Dark, the Eberhard & Co. Scafograf 300, Montblanc’s TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Limited Edition, the TAG Heuer Heuer Monza Chronograph, Ressence’s Type 5b, and the Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon.
Our panel members choose their winners in the Chronograph category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie between the Louis Moinet Memoris Red Eclipse, Ulysse Nardin’s Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar, Montblanc’s 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition, the Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition, Zenith’s El Primero 36’000 VPH, and the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire.
The new Montblanc commemorative Rouge & Noir line comprises a variety of editions within the Montblanc Heritage Collection, including some ultra-limited high-jewelry versions that really show off the company’s craftsmanship in areas we don’t always think about in pen making – like engraving and stone setting. But for us mere mortals, there are some quite spectacular options in the Heritage Collection Special Edition and Limited Edition 1906 lines.
Mont Blanc is visible from just about everywhere in Geneva: the name of the highest mountain in the Alps means “white mountain” and it rises 4,808.73 meters above sea level. The summit comprises a thick dome of snow and ice, which makes exact measurements not only difficult, but also different depending on what time of year – and what year – the measurements are taken. This is why Montblanc added “4810,” the approximate height of Mont Blanc in meters, to its historical logo. And 4810 is also the name of a new themed collection making its debut at the 2016 edition of the SIHH.
In this age of digital information, watch companies try to get ahead of the competition by releasing news on their new timepieces ahead of the big watch fairs. The 2016 edition is no different, and in honor of the upcoming 26th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), we present you with an overview of some of the new models that have already been revealed, including timepieces by Jaeger-LeCoultre, Richard Mille, Piaget, Montblanc, MB&F, H. Moser & Cie, HYT, and Roger Dubuis.
Montblanc has announced the creation of the Montblanc Watch Division, headed by Davide Cerrato, the man who chiefly steered Tudor to its current renaissance as its vice-president of marketing, design, and product development. Cerrato joins Montblanc as its new managing director for the fresh “watch division” and will be based at the Montblanc Manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland.