Day 1 at SIHH

Bucherer’s up-to-date coverage from this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie starts today, with the announcement of new collection and updates from some of your favourite watch houses.

A vision in black

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 – Midnight Black Ceramic

Matte black has taken over silver and gold at Zenith with the latest iteration of the ground-breaking Zenith Defy El Primero 21 which takes on the title of the world’s most accurate chronograph. The new Zenith El Primero represents a quantum leap in both performance and mechanical design. This is a competition against no-one but itself. The newly upgraded movement of this outstanding timepiece boasts a frequency of 360, 000 A/H (50Hz), ten times that of its world-famous El Primero predecessor, enabling 1/100th of a second precision.

A new classic

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date

The see now, buy later is common yet frustrating practice for many wristwatches following SIHH. That;s why this year, Jaeger-LeCoultre has adoped the available immediately mentality used  by household fashion houses.
The Polaris will be available online immediately and is a brand new collection from the brand targeted at men. Described as an elegant sports watch they are inspired by a watch of the same name from 1968 – thought to be a legendary diving watch.

The showstopper

Panerai Lo Scienziato

Heritage Italian watchmakers innovate again with the Lo Scienziato featuring a 3D-printed Titanium case and the P.2005/T skeletonised movement with Tourbilon regulator. The case of this stunning piece has a 47mm diameter and it is made of Titanium, a material that is not only known for its hypoallergenic characteristics and resistant to corrosion but also much lighter than steel.