Watch you seek is Watch you get!
Welcome to Watchuseek! We have the largest collection of horological links, links to all known watch manufacturers, lots of interesting unofficial and official watch forums and a nice collection of fine watches & accessories. We'd very much appreciate your support by visiting the websites of our sponsors.
On behalf of the Watchuseek team, I wish you a pleasant and informative stay!
This SIHH might be a little conservative and careful, because of the economic context - especially with the BNS announcements last weeks, but Cartier was one of the very offensive brands of the SIHH, with no less than 109 new references, new Métiers d'Art pieces, a complete new collection, and a remarkable Grande Complication.
Greubel Forsey is one of the partner brands of Richemont and has its stand inside the SIHH - like Audemars Piguet or Richard Mille, for instance. However, the mad men of the manufacture don't evolve as fast as the other brands. One new model a year, maximum. The company remains quite small, with 100 people manufacturing 100 pieces a year.
There really is horological life beyond SIHH and to prove it, Christopher Ward has announced a new version of their C60 Trident Dive/Sport family with a radical re-engineering and design advancement across the new generation of the brand’s most popular range.
A few years ago, when a Ralph Lauren booth popped up in the middle of Palexpo, where SIHH is located, some laughed. Most people were wondering what a fashion/clothes/fragrance brand could be doing jostling for position with the likes of A. Lange & Söhne and Jaeger-LeCoultre.
The Watchuseek team visited with Speake-Marin and observed a gradual evolution of a small brand into a mid-level brand. Pierce Brosnan, after spending some time with Peter on a movie set (where Pierce is a watchmaker by day and assassin by night), is now an ambassador for the brand. Speake-Marin's strategy to make unique watches at various price levels is the key for organic growth.
What happens in the SIHH is strictly related to Richemont and all its brands, plus affiliated brands (Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, Parmigiani, Greubel Forsey). However, once the Palexpo doors opens, the world of independent watchmakers is yours.
Don’t expect anything from IWC but Portuguese. And the reason is the 75th anniversary of the brand’s success – without any chance left for the Ingenieur or any other collection to have a glimpse of attention!
It’s again a world record. It’s again, a ultra-thin caliber. And it’s again, signed Piaget. But this time, it’s a complicated watch : a chronograph.
The announcement could have been missed if it was not Piaget : it’s not again a ultra-thin movement, it’s the first chronograph in Piaget’s collection, ever, amongts the 37 calibers developed by the manufacture, including 25 ultra-thin – and numerous world records.
Panerai is often compared with Rolex. The two brands have many similarities, with rather simple products, faithful to their original models, a design that never changes, very clear collections and a very powerful club of passionate fans around the world – in Panerai’s case called the Paneristis.
This new high jewelry tourbillon takes all of its cues from the swirling form of a twisting spiral, a shape expressed in many organic forms in the natural environment.