The Watch World Convenes in Geneva for SIHH 2014

by Natasha Wolff | February 18, 2014 3:14 pm

The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie[1] in Geneva is more than just a simple watch exhibition. The annual event gathers 16 of the most prestigious watch maisons from around the world to present the latest in high-end timepieces. The invite-only exhibition showcases elegance, fine craftsmanship and, above all, luxury. Below, we bring you the top five timepieces from Switzerland.

1. The Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia[2] is the first watch from IWC to feature a patented constant-force tourbillon and features a customized celestial chart. IWC also hosted one of the most talked about parties featuring appearances by Ewan McGregor and Susan Sarandon and even a special performance by Cirque du Soleil.


2. The Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon[3] from Roger Dubuis showcases pioneering tourbillon technology and compensates for the effects of gravity to improve the functioning of the timepiece.


3. The Quai de L’Ile Day-Date and Power Reserve[4] by Vacheron Costantin is named for the famed watchmaker’s historial address in Geneva and features a see-through sapphire crystal faceback and 18-karat pink gold crown.


4. The 1815 Tourbillon [5]by A. Lange & Söhne highlights their patented Zero Reset mechanism which allows it to be stopped, set and restarted with one-second accuracy.


5. RM 052-01 Tourbillon Skull Nano-Ceramic is the latest innovation from Richard Mille. Resembling something out of a comic book, the timepiece features a ceramic case and solid gold skull at the center with the tourbillon located inside its jaws.


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  1. The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie:
  2. The Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia:
  3. The Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon:
  4. The Quai de L’Ile Day-Date and Power Reserve:
  5. The 1815 Tourbillon :
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  8. Jack Heuer’s Favorite Two Watches:

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