At the 25th edition of the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie, more commonly referred to as SIHH, hundreds of amazing watches were unveiled in a span of four days. In fact, this year, so many brilliant creations were announced, especially for men, that it’s very hard to select the ones that are worth paying attention to. Before SIHH began, we came up with a list of ‘5 timepieces to watch out for’ and now that it is over, here are seven best new watches for men introduced by the top brands from Switzerland and Germany.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept RD#1
We begin the list with a concept watch that is not for sale, but we liked it so much that we couldn’t resist adding it to our list. Audemars Piguet is no stranger to the idea of unveiling concept watches as the brand has done it time and again. A star at SIHH, the concept watch billed as the ‘Acoustic Research – Episode 1’ is absolutely stunning. It focuses on taking chiming watches to a whole new level. We are waiting for the brand to come up with the actual production piece; no doubt, it’s going to fantastic.
Price – Not for sale
Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision
Greubel Forsey is known for making watches that are big, thick and come with the distinctly noticeable asymmetric case. However, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision is probably the most discreet creation by the luxury brand thanks to its slimmer profile and perfectly round case. Well, the only bulge you’ll find is the tourbillon bubble on the caseback meant to give enough space for the tourbillion. The Vision uses a modified version of the existing 288-piece movement with an inclined tourbillon that rotates once each 24 seconds. It is a limited edition of 22 pieces and we found it interesting enough to add it in our list.
Price – North of $300,000
Richard Mille RM 11 Bracelet
Most of the watches that were introduced at the SIHH aren’t really new and just feature subtle changes. Same is the case with the Richard Mille RM 11 timepiece, which is one of the most iconic pieces in the Richard Mille collection that has undergone numerous upgrades over the years. The reason why we included it in our list is that Richard Mille has finally added the option of a titanium bracelet for a men’s watch. Instantly, the RM 11 watch with the titanium bracelet looks impressive.
Price – on request
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton
Roger Dubuis is known for coming up with wild designs that never cease to amaze us. For this year, the brand has finally decided to come up with a tourbillon-less version of their amazing skeletonized movement in the Excalibur 42 Automatic Skeleton watch. Available in black-colored titanium or 18k rose gold, the watch without the tourbillon isn’t that delicate anymore making it a bit more wearable and consumer friendly.
Price – Starts at $63,900
Vacheron Constantin Harmony Ultra-Thin Grande Complication Chronograph Caliber 3500
After a wild design, now it is time for a watch that features a very desirable traditional and simple design. Limited to only 10 pieces, the brand new Vacheron Constantin Harmony Ultra-Thin Grande Complication Chronograph Caliber 3500 watch is set as the flagship for the brand’s new Harmony collection. Bling might be in fashion these days, but watches like this particular model can never lose its charm. Aficionados with knowledge will instantly recognize that the watch is special.
Price – $369,200
Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon
We covered the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon a few days back and the timepiece is stunning. The watch is not only beautiful to look at, but also comes with a very complicated movement boasting a bi-axial Sphérotourbillon with an added moon-phase indicator. Most Jaeger-LeCoultre perpetual calendars have a moon phase discrepancy of one day every 122 years. However, this Duomètre is different because when it is set, the moon phase is accurate to 3,887 years. This makes it a very special watch.
Price – Not announced yet
Piaget Altiplano Chronograph
An ultra-slim timepiece by Piaget is not surprising; however, the flagship Altiplano line of slim watches has never contained a chronograph. This latest addition to the company’s ultra-thin collection boasts the world’s thinnest chronograph movement. This 41 mm chronograph features the new Piaget caliber 883P, the thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph ever made. The depth of the whole movement is just 4.65 mm thick, with a power reserve of 50 hours and 3Hz beat rate.
Price – $28,000