A. Lange & Söhne, Baume & 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 HKCEC – Hong 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 …
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
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!
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 …
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.
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