The luxury watch industry may be in for some challenging times ahead but there’s no doubt the independent spirit of innovation is still very much alive. De Bethune, another of the independent brands making its debut at SIHH this year, provides yet another example of this with the introduction of its new DB25 World Traveller watch.
URWERK was one of just nine independent watch brands making their debut at SIHH this year and although the company didn’t unveil any major new models they did deliver a couple of very nice variations, specifically the UR-105 T-Rex and the EMC Time Hunter.
At SIHH 2016 haute horology specialists Greubel Forsey thrilled fans and onlookers alike with the official unveiling of the Signature 1 timepiece. The first model in the newly announced Signature Series, many people are calling it the ‘entry-level’ piece for those who want a taste of what Greubel Forsey has to offer but aren’t able or willing to stump up half a million dollars to sample something more exotic.
MB&F has gone and done the impossible yet again, somehow finding a way to crank up the already extremely high ‘wow’ factor of the HM6 Space Pirate. Proving beyond a doubt that the brand is absolutely deserving of its inaugural place at SIHH 2016, it has unveiled the new Space Pirate SV (short for Sapphire Vision) revealing the inner workings of the HM6 in all their breath-taking glory.
There are very few established watch brands that still have the ability to really wow us year in and year out. A. Lange & Söhne is most definitely one of them and if you needed any convincing of that fact than look no further than the exceptional Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon unveiled at SIHH 2016 earlier today.