10 amazing new products at the exhibition hours in Geneva
Geneva Salon of Haute Horlogerie (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, SIHH) - exhibition of achievements in less than two dozen companies. But these companies - the "cream" community watch, and every word in micromechanics, innovation and design is almost awe among professionals.
The event was closed 13 000 visitors may only appear by invitation only, and curious strangers are not allowed here. It shows all the new and often - the results of years of development. It is not only the mechanisms and complexity, but also cutting-edge design and craftsmanship of jewelers, enamel, engravers and other craftsmen.
In the coming years, new items, especially from the limited series, become the property of collectors. Forbes chose the ten most unusual models SIHH 2014. They still can not buy: they are only planned for release, watchmakers take orders.
Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon
Avant-garde design and non-standard for fine watchmaking materials. The company first introduced a model with an upper bridge and the bezel (rim) of white ceramics, which is 9 times stronger than steel. Housing made of titanium - a large (44 mm), but easy. There tourbillon, a device for partial compensation to gravity (at around 9 o'clock), and the screen of the second time zone (at around 3 hours). Power reserve - 10 days.
Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch
A fundamentally new interpretation of the perpetual calendar: the dial is built on the principle of "amphitheater". The innovative design allows the transformation of the very easy to read a calendar. Concentric circles - a function pointer, from the day of the week (in the center) and ending date. The pointer of the year - on the back cover.
Les Indomptables de Cartier Crocodile
As both a watch and jewelery house, Cartier company introduced, in addition to the prestigious male models with complications, a dazzling range of jewelery watches. The greatest attention was attracted by the precious model with detachable brooch, depicting animal figures, studded with diamonds.
Les Indomptables de Cartier Crocodile
Tourbillon 24 secondes Contemporain
Modern brand, makes it very difficult hours, presented a beautiful model with a 24-second tourbillon, encrusted with baguette-cut diamonds. Diamonds emphasize the play of light and draw attention to the tiered architecture, blue dial blued titanium.
Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Expedition Charles Darwin"
These watches are not made of gold - the company IWC for the first time used for housing this unusual material like bronze. Model dedicated to naval expedition of Darwin to the Galapagos Islands. Gradually, the bronze will be covered with platinum, each instance will get a unique look and charm of vintage things.
Duometre Unique Travel Time
Original and spectacular system of "world time" with a rotating globe company first introduced last year. The new version - in the case of pink gold. dual-wing system is composed of two mechanisms: for the local time and second time zone, each with an independent source of energy, which contributes to greater accuracy.
TimeWalker Chronograph 100
Patented chronograph allows this model to do something that is rarely capable of a mechanical watch: to measure time with an accuracy of 1/100 of a second. One counter measure hundredths of a second, different - minutes and seconds. The body is made of materials used in the manufacture of racing cars - titanium, steel, carbon fiber.
Altiplano 900P 38 mm
It is the world's thinnest mechanical watch. Their thickness - only 3, 65 mm! Piaget company generally known for ultra-thin models. Secret extreme thinness new clock enclosed in their design: the mechanism is not inserted into the housing, and is a part - the rear wall serves as the main platinum.
Metiers d'Art Fabuleux Ornements
Each new release of the project Metiers d'Art of the company is the hype: the idea is always original, but the embodiment - flawlessly. In this year's collection of four female models in buildings with mechanisms-skeleton (left to right): "French Lace," "Indian manuscript", "Ottoman architecture" and "The Chinese embroidery".
Van Cleef & Arpels
Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complications
Under the motto "Time - it is emotion" in the collection Poetic Astronomy created a whole galaxy of poetic. The dial of the Goldstone disk simulates the sky with the sun moving around the sixth planet Mars makes a circle for 88 days, Saturn - for 29 years. Falling gold star on outer circle makes a revolution in 24 hours, acting as clockwise. The minute hand is not: it is space and eternity! His "lucky day" can be noted with a red triangle, and when he comes, the planet Earth (balloon turquoise) will fall under the "lucky" white star.