The best Watches
Twice a year international press and buyers descend on Switzerland to check out the latest offerings from the finest watch brands in the world. Think of it as a bit of friendly competition: Megabrands and upstarts coming together to showcase the innovative mechanics, magnificent craftsmanship, and precious materials of their new creations. First on the docket was the Geneva-based Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, which wrapped up last month.
The exclusive by-invitation show is put on by the worldwide luxury group Richemont, and though it was created as platform for in-house brands like Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet, this season a group of smaller independent watchmakers were invited to a bring a new wave of creativity to an already impressive show. It was a great way to kick off what looks to be a great year for watches and the watchmaking industry. So, while we count the hours and minutes until the next big show, Baselworld, we decided to take a look back at a dozen of the best timepieces SIHH had to offer.