Pre-SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin introduces the Traditionnelle Minute Repeater Tourbillon

251-year old Vacheron Constantin is the first out the door with a preview of what it will be showing at SIHH 2017. The brand has just unveiled its stunning new Traditionnelle Minute Repeater Tourbillon, a high complication piece driven by the hand-wound in-house Calibre 2755 TMR.

You get two dial color options with the platinum reference - the slate-gray would be our choice.

You get two dial color options with the platinum reference – the slate-gray would be our choice.

Ulysse Nardin’s BaselWorld 2015 Novelties

Over the course of its history, Ulysse Nardin has produced many bold, unique and innovative timepieces. The company has long been associated with pocket watches and marine chronometers, the latter of which were rumored to be used by more than 50 of the world’s navies during the 19th century.

The Le Locle-based brand has constantly made its mark on the world of horology and, today, produces everything from time only watches to stunning examples of haute horology. We had heard several rumors about Ulysse Nardin’s new for 2015 timepieces, and we’re happy to report that the company more than met our expectations at BaselWorld 2015.

Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon

The Top 5 Watches of SIHH 2015 (Part 1)

Each year the Salon International De La Haute Horologerie (SIHH for short) takes place in Geneva, and gives those lucky enough to be invited a preview of watches to come during the year (and beyond). This year the exhibition ran from January 19 to 23 and celebrated ’25 years of magic’.

The first show took place back in 1992 and featured a mere five brands. The show was born out of a desire for brands to be able to show their forthcoming products ahead of BaselWorld, which is the original Swiss watchmaking exhibition. SIHH is primarily organised by The Richemont Group, though the group does also work with several independent brands.

Gallery: A. Lange & Söhne’s SIHH 2015 watches

A. Lange & Söhne’s makes some of the finest watches in the world and as part of the Richemont Group, the brand participates at the annual Salon International De La Haute Horologerie (SIHH) that takes place in Geneva.

This year, Lange has seven new models; the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater (read our detailed story here), a Lange 1 with a new calibre, three new Saxonia models, and new variants of the Datograph Up/Down and Datograph Perpetual.

A. Lange & Söhne introduces the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater

If you ask us which high-end brand can single-handedly make the best Swiss brands sweat, we’d shout back A. Lange & Söhne. The German manufacture makes some of the most desirable watches on the planet, and has now unveiled a timepiece that combines a mechanical jumping numerals display with a decimal minute repeater. To the best of our knowledge this is the only watch of this type, and it’s called the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater.

A. Lange & Söhne has just introduced another highly desirable Zeitwerk. The dial is perfectly symmetrical.

A. Lange & Söhne has just introduced another highly desirable Zeitwerk. The dial is perfectly symmetrical.