The Watch Gallery Buyers- SIHH selections

Our seasoned professionals Adrian Maronneau and Emma Jayne Hamilton pick their favourite new releases from SIHH 2017…

Photoshoot_Portrait_Adrian_20453_1bAdrian Maronneau, Director of Buying at The Watch Gallery, says “to say that attending SIHH is the favourite part of my watch year would be an understatement! Product is at the heart of what I do so spending 3 days surrounded by new watches in an impossibly luxurious environment is beyond exciting. There is a real creative and commercial buzz every year which enables to gauge the “watch temperature” of the rest of the world. The fair is also the opportunity to meet fantastic passionate individuals from designers and head of creations to international directors”

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

“The Royal Oak collection is absolutely iconic already, but this chronograph with it’s “Méga Tapisserie”-pattern dial, pink gold Royal Oak hands and brown alligator strap is a great spin on a classic. That chocolate brown dial nods nicely to it’s 1970s heritage, and pops brilliantly against the pink gold.”

Piaget Altiplano Manual-Winding 38 mm

“Piaget are known for their ultra-thin Altiplano collection, and their new releases at SIHH add to this already successful collection, celebrating it’s 60th anniversary. The white gold hands, cross and batons add to its elegant feel.”

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase and Retrograde Date

“A moonphase is always beautiful, but this Vacheron is particularly attractive. The pink gold against the dark brown alligator strap is exceptionally striking.”

Ulysse Nardin Diver Le Locle

“This piece was inspired by a vintage design, and I’m very taken by its aesthetic. The stamped case-back featuring an image of a diver is a nice touch.”

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 34mm

“The Laureato collection is a 1970s design; I can’t get enough of that iconic octagonal bezel. This new ladies size brings the glamour and luxury of the collection to a new audience, and I’m sure they’ll be as smitten as I am. The diamond-set bezel and blue “Clou de Paris” pattern dial really set this piece off.”

 

 

Emma Jayne Hamilton, Assistant Fine Watch Buyer at The Watch Gallery, says “this was my first time attending SIHH, and I was not disappointed. It’s a fantastic event, and a real highlight for our calendar. I was deeply impressed with all of the exciting new product launching this year, and I can’t wait to bring our selections to The Watch Gallery customer.”

Cartier Panthère de Cartier

“I find this yellow gold iteration of the much-feted, relaunched Panthère collection very chic. It’s understated, but still thoroughly high fashion.”

Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato Tropical

“Inspired by the early Radiomir, this piece features a very distinctive 12-sided engraved bezel. I love it’s military styling and the bold and unusual brown dial.”

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night and Day

“The large, pink gold Rendez-Vous Night and Day is incredibly special. It would be a very striking dress watch; I can confirm that the nude crocodile strap is very flattering on the wrist. As you’d expect from Jaeger-LeCoultre, the craftsmanship that goes into each piece is exceptional.”

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC

“Inspired by the cool simplicity of vintage automotive speedometers, the TimeWalker collection from Montblanc is exceptionally strong. These are very masculine watches, yes, but also very dynamic and elegant for a chronograph.”

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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

“IWC continually create instant timeless classics, and this piece is no exception. The slate grey dial with blue subdial sets off the steel case perfectly, and the overall effect is quite utilitarian and subtly chic. It looks fantastic on the wrist, and is ideal for both day and evening wear.”

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