2016 was a banner year for Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, with a large number of new releases from some of the biggest names in luxury from the horological world. For the first time ever, in addition to brands like Cartier and Audemars Piguet, there were also many independent watch brands showing off their pieces at the new Carré des Horlogers section. Both types of brands use SIHH to show off their newest and best, and watches featuring high end complications are always to be expected. Below are aBlogtoWatch’s picks for 7 beautifully complicated watches from SIHH 2016.
Parmigiani Tonda Chronor Anniversaire
One of the most elegant and beautiful watches of the year gets only more stunning once you take a look at the case back. It’s a prestige watch for the most discerning collector who understands the difficulty in putting together the integrated chronograph the Parmigiani Tonda Chronor Anniversaire possesses. There are only 50 of these watches being made, with 25 in white gold and 25 in rose gold. Price is $135,000.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon
If there was one word that describes this watch, “breathtaking” would have to be it. The Reverso is an icon in the watch world, and the bi-axial flying tourbillon is a sight to behold for anyone from casual fan to high-end watch collector. The result is one of the most impressive versions of a legendary watch, which also sports an exposed engraved movement. The price for one of the 75 pieces made is $270,000.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin is one of the biggest names in the upper echelon of wristwatches, and the combination of discrete, elegant looks inside of a platinum case housing this version of their storied Patrimony collection was a sure thing for this list. The perpetual calendar complication is one of the most difficult to get right and Vacheron Constantin succeeds in a magnificent way here. Price is $110,700.