In this age of digital information, watch companies try to get ahead of the competition by releasing news on new timepieces ahead of the big watch fairs. This year is no different, and in honor of the upcoming 101st edition of Baselworld, which opens its doors to the public on March 22, 2018, we present you with an overview of 15 new models.
These are the five prettiest cars from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in my opinion (practicality be gone): Koenigsegg Regera, Hennessey Venom 5, McLaren Senna GTR Concept, Pagani Huayra Roadster, and Pininfarina H2 Speed. As a bonus, one of them was introduced at the same time as a new Richard Mille watch decorated in McLaren orange!
‘Watchmakers: The Masters of Art Horology’ is an international traveling exhibition of watches by 13 of the world’s best independent watchmakers and horologists. This special exhibition of horological art was created by the Maxima Gallery in Rome at the behest of gallery director Claudio Proietti.
Here are Sabine Zwettler’s favorite five “three hands plus date” from the fantastic watches on display at SIHH 2018. What they all have in common is their meticulous attention to detail, including numerals, hands, case sizes, and materials as well as color schemes and top-notch straps and bracelets, which result in the classiest of looks.
Watchmaking is an impressive art, and that art costs money. However, as the old saying goes, every rule has its exceptions. Here are Lukasz Doskocz’s top five picks for best value for money at the 2018 SIHH.
What is the most precious element of any watch brand? Its manufacture? Its skilled employees? Its brand ambassadors? Its boutiques? Martin Green thinks that it’s none of those, because the most important asset of a brand is its so-called DNA. Here he explains how brands better used their DNA at the 2018 SIHH.
At SIHH 2018, two competitions highlighted creative young watchmakers: one by F.P. Journe in collaboration with the FHH and one from A. Lange & Söhne. Each of these competitions has a specific focus, but both are aimed at giving young watchmakers an opportunity to find the spotlight for their talents. Judging by the finalists, there is plenty of creativity to keep mechanical watchmaking alive for the next generation.
On the last day of SIHH 2018 in Geneva, Elizabeth and Ian met with Marc André Deschoux of Watches TV to discuss what we had seen during the second part of the fair.
Łukasz Doskocz has no problem being quite frank with anyone when it comes to watches: he enjoys every watch fair and looks forward to seeing what comes next. This year, unlike the years before, it seems to him as if brands have started to listen to collectors, finally appreciating what we want for our money. Which is why the SIHH 2018 mattered to him greatly . . . well, that and a few other things.
There is a certain sense of irony in it: while trying on a new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore I realized during the 2018 SIHH that current trends seem to favor smaller watches. It seems that the watch world has finally returned to its senses with smaller sizes. And that is a good thing!