Today is the last day of SIHH, taking place in Geneva. Whitewall is there to share some of the standout timepieces from watchmakers like Cartier, Parmigiani Fleurier, Girard-Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin, and Bovet.
Cartier presented a colorful collection that played with geometric forms and precious materials with Cartier Libre. The line includes the Tank Chinoise Red watch, the Diagonale watch, and the Baignoire Allongé watch in celadon and black. We particularly fell in love with the Diagonale timepiece, inspired by a modern design in the watchmaker’s sketchbooks. A classic with a twist, the heptagon dial is surrounded by pave diamonds and red and black enamel and paired with a triangular detail connected to a burgundy alligator leather strap.
In 2001, Parmigiani Fleurier created the now iconic Kalpa. This year, they’ve launched a new men’s model, the Kalpagraphe Chronomètre Titanium. An integrated chronograph, its titanium case creates a sporty aesthetic, complemented by an open-worked black and slate dial. The display features a semi-instantaneous date window and two snailed counters. A rubber strap adds an even more functional and modern touch.
Girard-Perregaux’s latest haute horlogerie masterpiece is the Cosmos. The mesmerizing watch features both a celestial and terrestrial globe. As the earth rotates, day and night are cycled through, as are the constellations of the zodiac. The timepiece features a new Manufacture Calibre GP09320-1098 within its 48mm dial. The expanse of the universe is referenced in a beadblasted titanium case, and a black PVD-treated titanium tourbillon bridge is reminiscent of the cosmic connection between land and sky.
Ulysse Nardin debuted a watch for the next generation: The Skeleton X. Nothing feels more daring than a skeleton timepiece, in our opinion. The 42mm case boasts a bold “X” that marks the spot, framed in a rectangle, surrounded by a circle. With a 96-hour power reserve, the Skeleton X comes in satin-finish titanium blue, satin-finish titanium black, satin-finish rose gold, and matte-finish Carbonium® GOLD.
Bovet has followed up its award-winning Astérium and Grand Récital tourbillons—characterized by their unique “writing slope” case—with the Retrograde Perpetual Calendar Récital 21. A retrograde index rotates showing the calendar around the hours and minutes, while days and months are displayed at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, all meant for maximum readability. The hand-decorated movement is complemented by a blue circular brushed finish on the dial. After choosing either 18K red gold or titanium, watch collectors have a choice of a Côtes de Genève or Fleurisanne hand-engraved motif on the surface of the calendar indicator.