Time is almost up. Luxury watchmakers are getting ready to open Geneva’s Palexpo convention center’s doors for the 2019 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) from January 14th to the 17th.
Besides announcing a merge between Baselworld and SIHH in 2020, the biggest news for the upcoming 2019 edition is the bowing out of Van Cleef & Arpels that has marked the golden squad, together with Cartier and Piaget which attended for many years.
Despite Van Cleef & Arpels’ big departure, we are looking forward to discover the latest trends for 2019 (stay tuned because our wrap-up will go live shortly after the event.) For now, our spotlight goes on Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Rendez-Vous Moon watch that, in both its pink gold and steel versions, encapsulates a discrete and sophisticated elegance.
A silvered guillochè dial, the hands, the collection’s signature floral minerals and the chatons highlight the hours and presents an entirely reworked moon phase that showcases the extensive expertise of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rare Handcrafts “Métiers Rares®”.
The iconic Rendez-Vous collection’s characteristic include the bezel, set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds blended into a seamless border. Meanwhile the watch inner dial is studded with 47 smaller diamonds in perfect symmetry. The textured effect of the guilloché dial completes the harmonious marriage of materials and precious stones.
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Important to mention also the historic brand Bovet that has all the intentions (and credentials) to fit right into the SIHH bill. Founded in 1822 and acquired in 2015 by collector Pascal Raffy, he is about to cross paths with both Audemar Piguet and Richard Mille that will make their final appearance at SIHH 2019.
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