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SIHH 2017 - The editorial team's personal favourites (4)

SIHH 2017 The editorial team's personal favourites (4)

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 - Officine Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 BMG-TECH (PAM 692)

It's all about new materials this year at Panerai. While the brand's new limited-edition concept watch has its merits (and we will come back to it in more detail soon), the piece that caught my attention is the new Submersible model that is the first to use a metallic glass material for the entire case (other brands have already used it for bezels). The material is resistant to shocks, scratches and corrosion and is harder than steel, yet also lighter. BMG stands for Bulk Metallic Glass and is 52% zirconium and a mixture of aluminium, titanium, copper and nickel in proportions that Panerai wants to keep secret. The best news is that this pioneering new technology is available for less than 10,000 euros in a watch.


The editorial team's personal favourites (4)


Michèle Brunner - IWC, Da Vinci Automatic Phase de Lune 36

It is also available in red gold or steel versions with a diamond set bezel and a maroon strap, but I prefer the more simple model in steel with a blue Santoni leather strap – with new mobile lugs, for optimum comfort on the wrist. This new Da Vinci ladies' watch and its moon phase complication, displayed at 12 o'clock on a starry blue sky with silver reflections, comes in a 36mm case with a domed sapphire crystal. The watchmaking technology comes in the form of a self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve, a stop-seconds mechanism to help in setting the ime and a precision moon phase. It's also a pleasure to wear a watch whose name is taken from the Italian Renaissance genius, whose flower of life is engraved on the case back!

The editorial team's personal favourites (4)


Camille Gendre - Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rendez-Vous collection

My final highlight of the week is the ladies' Rendez-Vous collection by Jaeger-LeCoultre. In 2017, this sophisticated collection, with a jewellery soul, is enhanced with several new models. Feminine complications, sophisticated materials, tones both neutral and vibrant reaffirm the timeless elegance of this elegant line, with its Art Deco inspired accents.
The watchmakers from Jaeger-LeCoultre have given the Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large an unusual function that can be set by the crown and is indicated by a mysterious star on the dial. At the chosen time, a single note sounds at the strike of a hammer, as a discreet reminder of an upcoming rendez-vous.
The editorial team's personal favourites (4)

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