Watches & Wonders 2015: My favorite new timepieces

A. Lange & SöhneBaume & Mercier, Cartier, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis and Vacheron Constantin … Please click on “read more” to discover all my favorites …

 

 

In the past days I have been presenting you the novelties of the brands exhibiting at Watches & Wonders, Asia´s one and only and most exclusive Haute Horlogerie Exhibition.

Watches & Wonders is a kind of mini Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) developing step by step to become an autonomous exhibition and not only being a late-in-the-year-replica of the Geneva based SIHH.

The brands made some real efforts to create new models and to present them at the HKCECHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Here and yet I will show my favorites. You may find more technical details by opening the articles I have already published about the watches earlier. Some of them even very early, as you will find out if you scroll down the main page of the blog a little bit.

Today is not about explaining you all details, its about my personal favorites and why I like them…

 

Enjoy my presentation and PLEASE let me know if you agree or disagree. Your valuable comments are of course very welcome!

 

Just to make it clear, this is not a ranking, the brands are shown in alphabetical order …

 

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”

 

The edition of the 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” in honey gold is limited to 200 watches. The solid-silver dial is endowed with a finely textured argenté-grainé surface. The 40-millimetre case is engraved with a serial number between 001/200 and 200/200.

Less is more! In my eyes just a stunning beautiful wristwatch crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards …

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 "200th Anniversary F. A. Lange"
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”

 

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 "200th Anniversary F. A. Lange"
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”

 

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 "200th Anniversary F. A. Lange"
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”

 

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 "200th Anniversary F. A. Lange"
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”

 

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 "200th Anniversary F. A. Lange" Calibre L051.1.1815
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” Calibre L051.1

 

 

Baume & Mercier Clifton

 

Loyal to its motto, “Accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality” Baume & Mercier was inspired by a 1950s model in the museum collection to create the Clifton watch. What you get is a good looking watch, now also with a black dial, for a very reasonable price. I like this type of watch with its full calendar indications (has to be adjusted manually) and the moon phase

 

Baume & Mercier Clifton
Baume & Mercier Clifton

 

Baume & Mercier Clifton
Baume & Mercier Clifton

 

 

Cartier Clé de Cartier

 

Cartier showed us the new steel/gold version of its new Clé watch, but did not provide us with pictures yet. So I show at a glance all the so far existing models and I do have to ask you to imagine how the steel gold version would look like. That´s anyhow not difficult to imagine 🙂 As soon I have the steel / gold pictures I will put them online. Why I like the Clé? The Clé in my eyes is a very welcome alternative especially for women to any Rolex Oyster. It´s the same type of watch, but made by Cartier … Can a man wear the watch? He could, I would not!

 

Cartier Clé de Cartier
Cartier Clé de Cartier

 

 

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

 

Not everyone liked the design of that Portofino chronograph, but everyone admitted that the watch is powered by a very nice and technical interesting in-house calibre. What I personally liked is how smooth and exactly you can operate the start-stop-reset-pusher, being integrated in the crown. Bravo IWC, your watchmakers made some real efforts to manufacture such a perfect chronograph calibre …

 

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher in 18-carat white gold
IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher in 18-carat white gold

 

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher in 18-carat white gold (Ref. IW515103) IWC calibre 59360
IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher in 18-carat white gold (Ref. IW515103) IWC calibre 59360

 

IWC calibre 59360
IWC calibre 59360

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time

 

I cannot get enough of looking at this wonderful Geophysic Universal Time wristwatch. Simply stunning!

Check out the article I wrote some days ago!

Its seconds hand jumps in one second steps over the dial. At first sight looks like a quartz-watch, but it is a new highly sophisticated mechanical calibre of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 772
Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 772

 

 

 

>>> Discover my next Watches & Wonders favorites on page 2 >>>

 

 

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14 Comments

  • A nice collection for must have, but only for rich and famous, rest of us have to save for years or rob the bank. I will go for a Jeager as Jeager Malaysia give me special discount of 20% without tax as I am their regular client. I will encourage all watch lover to visit this boutique, you will get full Royal treatment and nice Asia tea.

      • If you buy a Glasshutte Original in Dubai, I have been offered 30% discount,
        In a shop in Malaysia, they offered 50% one some high end brands like AP.
        The reason, the market have collapsed as everybody buying Apple Watch.
        In a Malaysia Apple Store, they have a long waiting list.

        • I don’t know any place where you have to wait for your Apple Watch. The contrary is true. To many of them are waiting for buyers. The discounts must have other reasons. This has nothing to do with the Apple Watch.

  • I definitely would go either Lange or Montblanc. Both outstanding declinations of existing Models !

  • Just a few Vacheron Canstantin watches in this lot.

    I wish you would provide us with pictures and details of all the Vacheron Canstantin novelties exhibited in Watches & Wonders 2015

  • The Lange takes the cake for me. How amazing that their simplest designs are usually the most successful.

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