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SIHH 2017 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie - Geneva, 16-20 January 2017

SIHH 2017 - The editorial team's personal favourites (2)

SIHH 2017 The editorial team's personal favourites (2)

Every day of the SIHH 2017 our editorial team bring you their personal favourites among the many new watches.The editorial team's personal favourites.

Paul O'Neil - Montblanc, Timewalker Rally Timer

I was a big fan of rallying as a child and grew up in the era of the legendary Group B rally cars. Having mellowed in my middle age, my dream would be to have a modest vintage cabriolet (British and preferably made in Coventry) to take on regularity rallies and such in the mountains of Switzerland on a balmy summer weekend. An on-board chronograph would thus be essential and the only one that fits the bill and can also be worn on the wrist as a timepiece is the Montblanc Rally Timer. Its beautiful Minerva calibre, of which I have always been a fan, is an added bonus.

The editorial team's personal favourites

Camille Gendre - Audemars Piguet, Diamond Outrage

A sister model to the Diamond Punk of 2015 and the Diamond Fury unveiled last year 2016, the Diamond Outrage is astonishingly beautiful. This secret watch was inspired by the winter landscapes of the Vallée de Joux, where the Audemars Piguet factory is located. Made out of white gold, the Diamond Outrage is set with diamonds using the snow setting technique and three of its "stalagmites" are fully set with baguette diamonds that add an extra hypnotic effect to the piece. And if white diamonds are not your favourite precious stone, you can also get the Diamond Outrage in a version set with blue sapphires.

The editorial team's personal favourites

 

Michèle Brunner - Piaget, Altiplano 34mm cadran rose

I spotted my favourite watch of the day in a showcase outside the Piaget stand, before seeing the watches "in the flesh". There were three new Altiplano models in the display case, making up a trilogy of bright pink, green and midnight blue to enhance the collection that celebrates its 60th birthday this year. These colours recall those of the stone dials on the models from the 1960s. At first glance, it's difficult to pick a favourite, since the radiance of the dial and the gradient effect of the colour, along the matching strap, all appealed to me. But my preference goes to the pink model with the diamond-set bezel in the 34 mm case in white gold, although I would have preferred it in a 40mm case, like the more masculine models in blue and green. Bright and elegant, this limited edition of 360 pieces in pink houses the calibre 430P movement, which is just 2.1 mm thick and is a successor to the manually-wound Piaget 9P calibre.

 

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