MB&F introduces a little robot called Sherman

There’s just no predicting what Maximilian Büsser and his eponymous brand will get up to next. In 2015 MB&F introduced Melchior with two legs, Arachnophobia with eight legs and now, on day one of SIHH 2016, we’ve got… caterpillar treads. No, you aren’t seeing things, and yes, MB&F has a new robot, and the cute little guy is called Sherman.

We're getting a cute Wall-E vibe from MB&F's latest horological robot.

We’re getting a cute Wall-E vibe from MB&F’s latest horological robot.

H. Moser & Cie unveils vintage inspired perpetual calendar

SIHH 2016 is still a few hours away but independent watchmaker H. Moser & Cie (HMC) has already opened its horological-gates with three new timepieces. These aren’t all new watches, instead they are different references though one in particular, the Perpetual Calendar Heritage Limited Edition,  is so distinctive compared to its predecessors, it could be considered an all new watch.

H. Moser & Cie's latest perpetual calendar just exudes old world charm.

H. Moser & Cie’s latest perpetual calendar just exudes old world charm.

HYT pulls a watchmaking u-turn ahead of SIHH 2016

Hang on a minute! What are Roman numerals, guilloché finishing, blued hands and lacquered dials doing on a HYT watch? Vincent Perriard, CEO of HYT, famously said that his company would never create a classic piece, and yet its new piece, the H2 Tradition, has several classic touches. What’s going on? More than meets the eye, of course.

HYT says it has pulled a retro contemporary U-turn with its H2 Tradition.

HYT says it has pulled a retro contemporary U-turn with its H2 Tradition.

Introducing the IWC Mark XVIII

If you’re an aviator or you just like the look/style of aviation watches, IWC is a brand you’re probably already very familiar with. Ahead of this year’s SIHH, the Swiss brand has revealed its new Mark XVIII, an entry-level pilot watch that is purported to be the successor of the brand’s iconic Mark 11.

IWC has a new pilot watch, and it looks just right.

IWC has a new pilot watch, and it looks just right.

Hermès highlights art of miniature painting with Slim d’Hermès Mille Fleurs du Mexique

With the launch of the Slim d’Hermès collection in 2015, Hermès gave the world a collection that it hoped would be an everyday staple for those that wore mechanical timepieces. It was an interesting and elegant family, one that we liked, and now in 2016, Hermès has decided to give the family an artistic boost.

The Slim d’Hermès Mille Fleurs du Mexique will grab attention, and only six will ever be made.

The Slim d’Hermès Mille Fleurs du Mexique will grab attention, and only six will ever be made.

The uncommon rarity of Grieb & Benzinger watches

There are rare watches, and then there are RARE watches. Grieb & Benzinger specialises in the latter, the German company sees mechanical watchmaking as an art form, and sources historical or rare watch movements, passing them on to its artisans for refurbishment and serious decoration, before putting them into precious metal cases for the lucky owners.

The Grieb & Benzinger Blue Sensation. The vintage Patek calibre was modified to display time like a regulator, meaning that the hours, minutes and seconds are shown in three different displays.

The Grieb & Benzinger Blue Sensation. The vintage Patek calibre was modified to display time like a regulator, meaning that the hours, minutes and seconds are shown in three different displays.