If you still think Louis Vuitton is a fashion brand trying to play watchmaker it might be time to think again. In January this year the luxury behemoth officially unveiled its new Tourbillon Volant timepiece, complete with the highly coveted Poinçon de Genève (that’s the Seal of Geneva for us English-speakers) stamped proudly on the dial side of the highly skeletonized movement. For the non-watch people reading this the Geneva Seal is arguably considered the highest mark of quality and reliability in watchmaking.
If there is one thing Richard Mille is known for – and to be fair there are many things he is known for – it is the ability to induce shock and awe. Admittedly his watches don’t always land with me and this latest one is certainly no exception but you can’t help but admire the bravado and showmanship. I’m sure you’ve already seen it before but in case you haven’t, meet the new Richard Mille ACJ RM 50-02 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph.
Parmigiani Fleurier is one of those impossibly cool brands that always seems to fly just under the radar, consistently delivering knock out pieces without the usual fanfare of much larger brands. The latest example of this comes in the form of the new Tonda Chronor Anniversaire, launched at SIHH in celebration of the company’s 20th Anniversary, which boasts an in-house movement with a fully integrated chronograph. Not to mention the fact that it looks amazing.
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.