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SIHH 2011 – An Impression So Far…

SIHH 2011 – An Impression So Far…

The SIHH 2011, or began last Sunday and each of the 19 exhibitors are flooding press, web-based media organizations and watch discussions with data about their new watches.

Below, you’ll see an outline of what I believe are the most intriguing watches introduced during the SIHH 2011 (till now). For your benefit, I sorted them per brand in sequential order.

A. Lange & Soehne

The ‘other’ brand from Glashuette that needs to – and maybe can –  measure themselves with the highest point of the bill haute horlogerie brands from Switzerland. Other than a couple of amazing new Saxonia watches and the Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time watch, A.Lange & Soehne presents the RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON “Pour le Mérite”. You most likely wouldn’t have speculated, however I love controller dials. This uncommon controller dial has a skeletonized lower left sub seconds dial that uncovers the one-minute tourbillon with protected stop seconds. This 41.9mm measurement watch will be accessible as ref.760.025 in  platinum (100 pieces) and ref.760.032 in red gold.

The development inside is type L072.1, 33.6mm in measurement, 26 gems and has a force save of 36 hours.

Audemars Piguet

AP is by all accounts zeroing in on the Jules Audemars assortment this year, maybe to set aside Royal Oak advancements for next year’s 40th commemoration of this notorious model from Gerald Genta. Some time back I covered the new Jules Audemars Extra Thin here at Fratellowatches ( click here ). During SIHH 2011, AP showed the Jules Audemars Extra Thin, Dual Time and Moon Phase Calendar. More about these Jules Audemars watches in another blog entry. In spite of next year’s 40th commemoration, the Royal Oak Off-Shore Chronograph stands out enough to be noticed this year.

It is in the subtleties obviously, particularly for all you non-Royal Oak fans out there, however it varies a lot from the current/previous Off-Shore chronograph assortment. Apparently, the new Off-Shore chronograph will be underway close to the current models (like the Safary, Navy, Themes version and so on) It is – shock – a non-restricted creation model, 44mm in distance across and with a presentation back to hotshot its development. Other than the bigger width, the bezel, crown and pusher are made of earthenware material. What’s more, the chronograph pushers, winding crown and crown-monitors have another design.

Prices start at $28,100 USD for the treated steel model (ref.26400SO.OO.A002CA.01). Hope to pay more for the produced carbon (ref. 26400AU.OO.A002CA.01) and gold (ref.26400RO.OO.A002CA.01) models.


The watch fabricate from Schaffhausen appears to have re-rediscovered (or redid) their Portofino assortment. Presently, there’s the Portofino Chronograph, Portofino Dual Time and to wrap things up, the Portofino 8-Days. The last one is my number one Portofino model (ref.5101) and maybe even in my present top 3 most loved IWC watches. The recognized ‘Max Bill’ look of the dial with its rich tone, gold hands, hand wound development and the lash made by Santoni (love their shoes) was bulls-eye for me, until I read about the size of this watch. An incredible 45mm is by all accounts a piece to much for a dress watch imho. In any case, let’s stand by and ideally give it a shot in the close future.

Hand wound type 59210 development with a pocket-watch breadth (37.8mm) has a force save of 8 days, as shown on the dial.


If there is one brand making name previously and during the SIHH this year, it’s Jaeger-LeCoultre. The new Ultra Thin Reverso previously got a great deal of consideration before the SIHH, Jaeger even dispatched a virtual gallery for their most famous watch. In any case, on the off chance that I needed to pick a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, it would be the new Memovox – Tribute to Deep Sea (Q2028470, 959 pieces in particular). For 9.500,- Euro, you’ll purchase an exceptionally amazing imitation of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Classique 1959.

The alert capacity of the Memovox watch is – I think – perhaps the most fascinating and valuable complications in a mechanical watch, other than showing time and date.


JeanRichard, once known as Daniel JeanRichard, presented a couple of intriguing watches too. The Highlands sports model and the exemplary Bressel models are certainly worth considering. Since I just covered them for MotoringExposure, if it’s not too much trouble, to find out about them.

Officine Panerai

Large watches are no prevailing fashion, however setting down deep roots. Panerai, being one of the ‘inventors’ of the current acknowledged watch sizes, presents (among others) the PAM00382. This brushed bronze cased Panerai Luminor Submersible is certainly something other than what’s expected from the recently reported Luminor Marina models. The bronze, in combination with the green dial makes this watch entrancing, much the same as the yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master II with green dial.

Powered by Panerai’s in-house type P9000 development, this watch has a force hold of 3 days. Other intriguing Officine Panerai models that have been presented are the Luminor 1950 Chronograph PAM00345 and the rose gold Radiomir (PAM00379).

Vacheron Constantin

My long for world clocks has been replied by one of the most established watch producers on the planet, Vacheron Constantin. The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time empowers concurrent perusing of all world timezones. In the no so distant past, I recorded my main 3 of world clock watches, this new VC could without much of a stretch be in there some place ( click here for my Top 3 World Timer article ).

As you likely know, the world has in excess of 24 time regions. A few nations or districts love to appear as something else, and embraced a half-hour or quarter-hour contrast and subsequently, we have 37 diverse time regions in this world. Vacheron Constantin developed another development (type 2460WT) that brings these particular attributes into account.

The new development is very easy to use. Pick a reference area and spot it inverse the dark triangle at 6 o’clock. The mentioned time region can now either be perused continuously hand or by the 24-hour plate (external dial), while any remaining 36 timezones can be at the same time read as well.

Only accessible in rose gold case with a breadth of 42.5mm.

Is this it?

Of course not, it is only my own choice of top picks I’ve found in the SIHH 2011 line-up. Later on this week, I will make another determination of intriguing watches presented during the SIHH 2011. Meanwhile, if it’s not too much trouble, let me understand your opinion about these watches or which SIHH 2011 watches you believe are intriguing. Utilize the comments to share your contemplations and opinion.