SIHH 2016 Highlights

The grand masters of the watchmaking industry pulled out all the stops at the recent Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 in Geneva. A splendid synthesis of high jewellery and artful mechanics, the show highlighted exquisitely-embellished timepieces that are also big on functionality and practicality. As there can’t just be one star of the show, SolitaireLuxe highlights 10 of our favourite timepieces from one of the world’s most important watch events.
02-AP1. Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury

Taking the watch world by storm with this all-diamond timepiece, Audemars Piguet’s Diamond Fury is a marvel to behold. A sister of the Diamond Punk, the full-diamond version of this timepiece is embellished with 4,635 brilliant-cut diamonds. #diamondfury #AudemarsPiguet #AP
03-RD2. Roger Dubuis Blossom Velvet

Just in time for Spring, Roger Dubuis unveils the Blossom Velvet collection that features Grand Feu enamel flowers on the dial. This particular Blossom Velvet Pink features diamonds set in the centre of the flowers, pink gold stems, and brilliant-cut diamonds around the barrel. #BlossomVelvet #RogerDubuis #Spring #grandfeu #enamel
04-Vancleef3. Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ronde des Papillons

This self-winding timepiece by the Maison features an on-demand animation module that allows user to see circling clouds, a swallow, and butterflies. This module is developed exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels. #VanCleefArpels #LadyArpels #animationmodule
05-Piaget4. Piaget Altiplano Rose

Piaget has not stopped reintroducing its iconic Yves Rose emblem. This year, the brand presents the ultra-thin 38mm diameter three-dimensional Altiplano Rose featuring an engraved gold dial, crafted by the artisan Dick Steenman. #YvesRose #Piaget #goldengraving #3D
06-Cartier5. Cartier Panthère Mystérieuse

Two of Cartier’s strong symbols, the panther and the mystery movement, have instantly stolen the limelight at the watch show. The 40mm diameter timepiece presents a transparent dial, featuring hands that are seemingly floating in suspension. #Cartier #Mysterywatch #panther #transparentdial
07-JLC6. Jaeger-LeCoultre JLC Reverso x Louboutin

Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates the 85th anniversary of the iconic Reverso line by collaborating with famous luxury footwear Christian Louboutin. Creating an exclusive Reverso collection just as sultry as the Louboutin shoes, the collaboration series is one to covet. #Reverso #Louboutinworld #JLCxLouboutin #Louboutin
08-Vacheron7. Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Fabuleux Ornements

Vacheron Constantin never fails to impress us with their new innovations and designs. An openwork dial, the watch features intricate and mechanical details of the Metier d’Art Fabuleux Ornements – Chinese Embroidery. It highlights 85 sparkling diamonds in 18k 5N pink gold. #VacheronConstantin #Chineseembroidery
09-Petite8. Baume & Mercier Petite Promesse

Baume & Mercier creates a daintier version of the Promesse collection, perfect for everyday wear. The Petite Promesse series consists of three watches, all featuring a double wrap-around strap in metal bracelet, blue, or orange calfskin. #PetitePromesse #Promesse #BaumeetMercier
10-hublot9. Hublot Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull

The winner of the 2015 Ladies’ Watch Prize at the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie, Hublot expands the Big Bang Broderie series. The timepiece features embroidered elements from St Gallen with Lurex threads, and adorned with 36 red spinels. #Hublot #SugarSkull #Broderie #SaintGall #BigBang
11-parmigiani10. Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire

Commemorating the brand’s 20th anniversary, Parmigiani unveils its new integrated split-seconds chronograph timepiece. With this new calibre, the watch has a single movement system that incorporates the chronograph and other components all in one mechanism. #Parmigiani #singlemovement #anniversary