SIHH is about marvelousness. Thick covers, free champagne and flawlessly dressed individuals who have not a solitary issue on the planet associating with one another – that is many’s opinion on the watch display facilitated by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in chilly Geneva.
While it is obvious that SIHH has a specific stylish compared to Baselworld the situation I painted above is not really the situation. Maybe it is for a few, however certainly, not for us, watch writers. Going to SIHH is an extraordinary advantage that numerous mediums just wish to have, so when you do get that ticket you’d prefer to place in the work. Go to however many introductions as should be obvious you can, see and feel however many new looks as they show you and find out about what is the issue here. Somewhat, as far as I might be concerned, it was about bright dials.
From more reasonable brands like Baume & Mercier to Maisons (as they call themselves) like Jaeger-LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin (see beneath), numerous companies delivered in any event one watch with a lovely dial shading this year. It has been the pattern for watch brands throughout recent years, and it appears to be that it won’t cease to exist at any point in the near future. As new strategies make their ways into the watch business it makes a lot simpler for brands to make dials in stunning tones and shadings. Fortunately not just the haute horlogerie brands have this advantage. I have gathered my best 5 picks of beautiful dials at SIHH 2019.
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Let’s beginning with a brand that falls into the moderate class in the SIHH 2019 procession; Baume & Mercier . Their Clifton Baumatic line is a lively yet rich assortment with 40mm steel or two-tone cases (until this year) and white or dark dials. During SIHH 2019 the brand presented us their two new highlights; a gold case and a delightful graduated blue dial tone for the Clifton Baumatic models. The Baume & Mercier Classima assortment previously had blue dials, yet they are more brilliant in tone and sunburst. The new Clifton Baumatic with the graduated blue dial is very different. The dark blue around the edge of the dial shows the lists impeccably. While towards the middle it gets more brilliant, which broadens it optically. The graduated blue is a classy decision. Subsequently, it is no doubt that the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic make it to my list.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire
As we would anticipate from IWC they generally have a lot of oddities. Watches in various sizes and case materials, as ceratanium or bronze. My next brilliant dials at SIHH 2019 contender additionally comes from the last classification. It’s the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire. For those of you who have not seen this watch, it has a reduced case width of 41mm and thickness of 15.3mm. The type (69380) is equivalent to the Chronograph Top Gun and Mojave Edition models (another SIHH curiosity). To coordinate the bronze case, the IWC Chronograph Spitfire got a profound, olive green dial. Needless to say, it is the ideal combination to the bronze case. I need to say, in actuality, it looks much preferable – and extraordinary – over in the photographs. In spite of the fact that it is additionally worth referencing that the bronze case with the olive dial isn’t the most flexible look.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
While SIHH, similar to all other fairs, was uproarious of the haute horlogerie pieces with a wide range of tourbillons and moment repeaters, it was another watch that stood apart of the group. At any rate among the writers. It doesn’t have insane complications or a valuable metal case. I’m discussing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds, a steel 45.6 mm x 27.4 mm case with a thickness of simply 8.5 mm. What makes this watch so exceptional is its lovely profound burgundy red dial. A shading that helps us to remember an extraordinary jug of red wine from the ideal vintage. Jaeger-LeCoultre got a great deal of warmth this year, their watches were brilliant. The Reverso was to some degree dominated by them and that is a disgrace truly. In this way, we needed to ensure that it will visit beautiful dials determination. An incredibly classy watch.
Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph
Montblanc is a brand I truly need to cherish. How they manage their acquired Minerva fabricate is extraordinary and I love their curiosities as well. I can’t become accustomed to that logo. I know, it’s a restored vintage image of Montblanc yet at the same time. However, I was unable to allow my own inclination to hold up traffic of the Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition . I have covered the watch previously, you can find out about it here. This time we’ll just discuss the dial. Its hypnotizing pinkish salmon tone is simply awesome. To the extent plan, the dial is fairly complex. It’s a domed salmon-colored dial with “grené” hour ring and sunburst wraps up. The numerals are applied anthracite Arabic. You additionally have dabs as files, anthracite brilliant. An uncommon piece both in its design and shading. Particularly in the event that you consider that you don’t see numerous brilliant dials from Montblanc this year.
Surely there were numerous different curiosities with dials worth a notice from different brands just as from the ones I’ve recorded previously. A portion of the respectable notices would incorporate the excessively astounding Bonbon Collection by Richard Mille. While not some tea, I surely appreciate the craftsmanship that went into making those watches. Another most loved was the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra Thin in a white gold case and pink gold-conditioned “Unimposing Tapisserie” dial. Returning to Jaeger-LeCoultre, their blue dials like the one on the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel are something different. Wealthy in shading and similarly pretty much rich. Obviously, H.Moser & Cie never stops to astound us with their manifestations. Leave that alone blue, green or “plain” dark. Ultimately, the shooting star dials from Piaget, particularly the blue one, are things you truly need to see in person.