Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique

15 New Pre-Baselworld 2018 Watches

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.

Richard Mille RM-11-03 McLaren Senna GTR Concept watch

My 5 Favorite Supercars (And A Superwatch) At The 2018 Geneva Motor Show, From Koenigsegg, Hennessey, McLaren, Pagani And Pininfarina

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, clockwise from top left Jean Daniel Nicolas (Mr. Daniel Roth), George Daniels, Roger Smith and Hajime Asaoka

Best Exhibition Of Independent Watchmaking Of 2018 (Outside SIHH): Philippe Dufour, Kari Voutilainen, Jean Daniel Nicolas/Daniel Roth, Vianney Halter, Christophe Claret, De Bethune/Denis Flageollet, Hajime Asaoka, Romain Gauthier, Roger W. Smith, Laurent Ferrier, Christian Klings, And George Daniels In Rome, New York, Hong Kong, And London

‘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.

Lume shot: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date glowing in the dark

5 Of The Best Classic Three-Hand Timepieces With Date From SIHH 2018

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.

Hermès Carré H with gray and black dials

DNA Approved: How Swiss Watch Brands Are Getting Back On Track

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.

F.A. Lange Watchmaking Excellence Award winner Timothé Raguin presented this watch with independent jumping seconds

Motivation To Achieve: F.P. Journe-FHH Young Talent Competition, The F.A. Lange Watchmaking Excellence Award And Fantastic Watchmaking

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.

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Planétarium on the wrist

Video: Elizabeth And Ian Discuss SIHH 2018 Standouts With The Watches TV

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.

SIHH 2018 logo

The Times, They Are A Changin’ At SIHH And Why That Matters: Observations From A Third-Timer

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.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph 33 mm on the wrist (photo courtesy

Sensible Case Sizing: How The 2018 SIHH Showed Us We Are Heading Back To The New Normal

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!