Greubel Forsey Unveils $1.4 Million Grand Sonnerie at SIHH 2017

 |  January 17th, 2017

            Another over-the-top $! Million + watch has been released at SIHH 2017: Greubel Forsey’s approximately  $1.4 million Grand Sonnerie. The incredible chiming timepiece – the brand’s first Grande Sonnerie — was 11 years in the research and development stages and has two patents pending. What’s Inside the Case The elaborate movement consists of  855 individual components, while the watch, in total, is comprised of 935 parts. The elaborate movement is equipped with a specially developed acoustic resonance cage to perfect a pure chiming sound. The Grande Sonnerie incorporates cathedral gongs and multiple striking hammers. The watch has multiple striking modes:  Grande Sonnerie (strikes the hours, and the quarter hours in passing); Petite Sonnerie (strikes the hours…

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SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin Unveils Most Complicated Wristwatch: $1M Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication

 |  January 16th, 2017

The century-old battle of the complications continues, as Vacheron Constantin unveils its most complicated wristwatch to date: Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600. The watch, which was five years in the making, boasts 23 functions and complexities, and offers   civil, solar and sidereal time indications – each via its own separate gear train. Based on previous demand of its bespoke pieces, we estimate that this unique watch easily carries a hefty price tag that goes above and beyond the $1 million mark. The watch was two years in the design and development stages for the movement, the functions and the mechanics – especially so that they would all fit inside a case that measures 45mm in diameter and is just…

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We’re Off to See the Wizards, the Wonderful Wizards of SIHH 2017 — and a Peek Inside

 |  January 13th, 2017

Ok, so today we officially close the office, put the team on high alert to focus on social media and head off to Geneva for the 2017 SIHH — the 27th edition of the by-invitation-only exhibition, and a show we have attended since it first opened. This year marks a number of firsts for this luxury expo, including the fact that for one day, at the end of the show, it will open its doors to the public  (for  70 Swiss Francs) — something never done before. Additionally, this year the exhibition houses 30 luxury brands (see the entire list below), including Richemont brands and independents. A Look Inside  the SIHH Exhibition While we look forward to seeing so many new…

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A Look at Three Terrific Rooster Watches for the Chinese New Year (Chopard, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin)

 |  January 12th, 2017

Following in our theme of celebrating the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Rooster — we bring you a look at three more terrific Year of the Rooster watches. These beauties come from Piaget, Chopard and Vacheron Constantin — all of which have been creating Chinese Zodiac watches for years. Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art the legend of the Chinese Zodiac Vacheron Constantin actually releases  two renditions of its Métiers d’Art “Legend of the Chinese Zodiac” watches  this year, as is typical for the brand. One version is created in rose gold with orange tone and the other in white gold with blue tones. Each carries the  Hallmark of Geneva certification  attesting to its high standards of craftsmanship and each…

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Meet the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rooster, Ulysse Nardin Classico Watch

 |  January 11th, 2017

Oh January is such a busy month  with so much going on. Because the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2017 is around the corner and we will be unveiling new products for the coming weeks, we decided to use this week to show off more “Year of the Rooster” watches before it is too late. While the Chinese New Year doesn’t officially kick off until January 28, and we already brought you two new pieces here (Panerai)  and here (Jaquet Droz),  we will take this week showcase another four top brands with Chinese astrological influences — beginning today with  Ulysse Nardin’s Classico Year of the Rooster. Classico Year of the Rooster Confident and dynamic, the rooster rules the roost with…

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