The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) bringing together 16 watchmakers and industry professionals end in January 2014 was an opportunity for brands to showcase their latest creations, the boutique luxury watches, not always to everyone budgets, but worth in any case the sight!
1-Cartier, the plunge
Let’s start this journey in watchmaking land with the brand Cartier, best known for his talents jewelers, but it changes to show the presentation of this year’s Cartier Calibre Diver! First, to get you in the mood, this watch is sold from 5,850 euros with a price that increases with the materials used. Cartier offers us a watch rather “affordable” when it comes to luxury watches and above all shows that everyone could love hold on to her wrist! The brand has made a great first presenting its Calibre Diver, because it is actually a dive watch in the sense that the watch is ISO, it has passed a set of tests allowing its owner to visit the underwater world without worries (300m) with his favorite shows …
2-Richard Mile gives the whirlwind!
In second place, I suggest a pit stop with the WRC Rally champion Sébastien Loeb! The French driver has participated in the development with a Richard Mille watch on his name, “Richard Mille RM 36-01 Loeb,” an exceptional watch for fans watch racy character… The watch offers the ‘course time, but is also equipped with a whirlpool with a G sensor allowing the driver to see at a glance the number of G accumulated driving (up to 6 G). While Cartier above only cost “only” 5,850 euros for this model have asked the brand over a year and a half of research and development, you will still pay 550,000 euros… the ELP are broken or we resist?
3-Van Cleef & Arpels, stars in their eyes
Finally, in third place, I let you admire more than surprising creation: Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium! This is not necessarily a watch that we choose to put every day, but impossible to miss at the SIHH 2014, one of the stars of the show… This show generated 396 copies offers impressive technicality. The dial features a real planetarium (Saturn will for example 29 and a half years-land-to go around the sun and Mercury only three months). The watch has amazed all professionals gathered for the occasion but not only, since after less than a month, the model of this video presentation totals more than 275,000 views on YouTube ( video available below ), a more than respectable score for the presentation of a luxury watch! The price of this timepiece? You can buy it if you want it to $ 245,000, slightly less than 180,000 euros, but when you love, you do not count …
If the subject has interested you, I suggest you go find the MagMontres selection of the finest watches SIHH 2014 , it’s worth a look!