Fantastic coverage, Jsx.
Thanks for sharing a very comprehensive pictorial eports and candid remarks of the 2009 SIHH/Geneva novelties.
Great stuff indeed. Cheers, Jim
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My comprehensive SIHH and Geneva 2009 report
SIHH and Geneva 2009 By Su JiaXian © January 2009 Here is my comprehensive report on the watches presented at SIHH and Geneva two weeks ago. A couple of things to note. This is a long report, comprising 656 photos and 13,121 words, but it is divided into ...
*** A. Lange & Söhne
Each year Lange typically debuts one new complication, plus as assorted number of existing models with new dials or cases. This year continued that tradition but Lange did it better than before. 1815 in platinum - 500 pieces limited edition Two new moveme...
Some info on the new balance from Lange
The new balance in the L051.1 of the new 1815 has 4 long screws for regulation of the balance, while the other screws in the balance are used to poise it. It uses a flat hairspring. - SJX
Clarification about the stops seconds on the RL PLM
Hello SJX, Thanks for the great photo reports for the brands, much appreciated ! I have a question though about the stop seconds function on the RL PLM. I have read and heard from various sources different opinions, and i'd thought maybe you could help me...
The roman 6 is cut off in PLM or am I mistaken?
where you're coming from, but the sub dial truncating at 6 still is a 'flaw' to me. It's disappointing given such a beautiful movement introduced.
*** Audemars Piguet
Each year the new products from AP can be neatly split into two groups – Royal Oaks and Others. Fortunately, this year Others are numerous and impressive. But let’s get the difficult part out of the way and first run through the new Royal Oaks. The grand ...
Cartier’s collection this year is typical in the fact that its entry- and mid-level stuff will likely be commercial hits. But it is atypical because its haute horlogerie watches are numerous and are a declaration of Cartier’s goals to push itself upmarket...
*** De Bethune
I am undecided about what I like best of the new De Bethune products. The Dream Watches One and Two were unveiled, but so was the De Bethune roadster. While other companies are making watches with car keys, De Bethune has built its own car. The car was pa...
True to form, IWC showcased a big collection with strong mass market appeal. Two traits that have made IWC what it is – an accessible price point combined with high quality cases and bracelets – are evident in the flagship collection for 2009, the revampe...
Jaeger-LeCoultre presented numerous new products in many directions, which it always does. The number of models and lines verge on being confusing, but some of the new products are worthy of note. There was also a rumour of a ultra-grande complication, on...
The integrated straps
Hi JiaXian, Thank you for your report and superb pics (much better than mine). AFAIK the integrated straps on the Grande Reverso models are Squadra straps used for the show but they are not supposed to be used for production watches. That's what i've unde...
*** Maximilian Büsser & Friends
Only one model was officially launched by MB&F during the SIHH period, the HM2 in ceramic. In a couple of months, a variant of the HM1 using the last handful of HM1 movements will be unveiled, followed by the HM4 later in the year. From now on, Max will u...
When Montblanc first launched its watch collection several years ago, I visited one of the few Montblanc boutiques (there were much less pervasive then) to check out the range. Only a handful of watches were available, all contained ETA movements and poss...
I will begin with the comical Egiziano before discussing the proper watches unveiled at SIHH. It is a limited edition of only 300 pieces (whew) and is 60 mm in diameter like the original, but it is cased in titanium whereas the original was steel. And the...
The new product launched by Urwerk was the 103T, or ‘Tarantula’. While it is different from the existing 103 with regards to construction and motion of the satellite arms, it is not that different. The 103 is getting long in tooth and the derivatives of t...
*** Vacheron Constantin
Vacheron Constantin’s collection this year, whilst small, is probably the best in a long time. No exotic complications unveiled at SIHH; instead VC presented a series of classical watches that are uniformly fine-looking (save for the Overseas which I neve...
*** Van Cleef & Arpels
I only really took notice of Van Cleef et Arpels when they launched the Midnight in Paris astronomical watch a year or two back. Prior to that VC&A had some fairly interesting small complications like alarm watches and chronographs, as well as a unique la...
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thank you SJX for this amazing post and all the time u've put to prepare it. Really amazing. I liked ur critics also. The SIHH should award u a VIP pass for next year salon K.
Fantastic coverage, Jsx.
Thanks for sharing a very comprehensive pictorial eports and candid remarks of the 2009 SIHH/Geneva novelties. Great stuff indeed. Cheers, Jim
Jia Xian Anything on Pateks?
Someone else is already doing it, and he does a better job than me, his includes video. - SJX
Video? Of what?
Watch hands going around dials, perhaps. Or CEOs getting drunk and sleazing onto models at after-fair parties. Where can I get tickets? Cheers Tony P
Very impressive report SJX...
a very nice read with excellent pictures and It was a pleasure meeting you on the Tuesday @ Lange ! Best regards, Stefan