Baselworld starts in a few days, and so before we take off to cover the world’s largest watch show, we wanted to recap some of our favorite timepieces from the world’s most exclusive luxury watch show — SIHH. There were many beautiful timepieces this year at SIHH, so picking just five was not an easy task. Nonetheless, these are our five “Most Wanted” watches from SIHH 2014. (Click image to view the slideshow.)
Ahead of SIHH 2014, Piaget introduced the ground-breaking Altiplano 900P 38 mm which is the world’s thinnest mechanical timepiece. At SIHH, they unveiled additional versions of the 900P, including a beautiful rose gold and grey variation. They also introduced some interesting Scrimshaw and Embroidered Altiplano timepieces. (Click the image to view the slideshow.)
Baume & Mercier added a new chronograph, and even a tourbillon model to their Clifton collection this year at SIHH, but it was the new Clifton Retrograde model that caught our eye the most. The polished rose gold hour markers; as well as hour, minute and second hands — on a sun satin-finish silver dial — is really attractive. Furthermore, the blued hands of the subsidiary day, date and power reserve indications, add to the overall good aesthetics while also helping to differentiate from the primary time indications.
Van Cleef & Arpels added two elegant new men’s timepieces to their Pierre Arpels collection this year: the Pierre Arpels Platinum and the Pierre Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs. The former is a basic time only model and the latter features double jumping hours with retrograde minutes (in video above).