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The 5 Best New Watches We Saw at SIHH 2019: Day Two


January 16, 2019 Watches By
This week, the Palexpo facility in Geneva, Switzerland, will become the center of the watch world for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, a luxury watch show rivaled only by BaselWorld in relevance and prestige. We’ve got a team on the ground, there to bring you the most exciting releases. Follow our coverage here, and also be sure to check out Instagram. We’ll be posting to our feed throughout the week.

If you’re a watch guy, there’s nothing quite like getting to take a first look at new references from the world’s most advanced manufactures. On Day Two of SIHH, that included everyone from independent watchmakers like Laurent Ferrier to legendary manufactures like Panerai and Montblanc. The impressive watches on display are innovative, beautiful and seriously impressive. Take a look at the best of what we saw below.

This is the Smaller, Achievably Priced Panerai Submersible You’ve Been Waiting For
This is the Smaller, Achievably Priced Panerai Submersible You’ve Been Waiting For

As it breaks the Submersible line off away from the Luminor collection, Panerai introduces a 42mm diver with decidedly modern touches.

Montblanc’s New Watch Draws Design Inspiration from Minerva’s Irresistible Watchmaking Heritage
Montblanc’s New Watch Draws Design Inspiration from Minerva’s Irresistible Watchmaking Heritage

Montblanc drew heavy inspiration from Minerva's watchmaking heritage to craft several beautiful new models, including a perpetual calendar.

The Royal Oak “Jumbo” Ultra-Thin Looks So Damn Good in This Combination of Gold
The Royal Oak “Jumbo” Ultra-Thin Looks So Damn Good in This Combination of Gold

Slim proportions and a pink gold-toned dial make this iteration of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak "Jumbo" Extra-Thin an instant hit.

This Is the New, (Relatively) Affordable Baume & Mercier Perpetual Calendar
This Is the New, (Relatively) Affordable Baume & Mercier Perpetual Calendar

Baume & Mercier's new Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar is a refreshing take on a hard-to-get watch.

Laurent Ferrier’s Annual Calendar Watch Is an Instant Heirloom
Laurent Ferrier’s Annual Calendar Watch Is an Instant Heirloom

Powered by a new movement and presented in a rich blue color, Laurent Ferrier's new annual calendar is a dream of a timepiece.

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