Ralph Lauren releases their Safari RL 67 Sporting Chronograph just in time for SIHH. It features a durable canvas wristband in olive green and combines it with a matte grey bezel. The analog watch face shows roman numerals layered a tinted sapphire crystal case. 39mm and 49mm editions are available starting at $9,800 USD.
Hodinkee is reporting live from SIHH and they have turned us to the unveiling of IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer, which is part of the iconic watchmaker’s Pilot Collection. The 45mm timepiece comes in a stainless steel body and displays 24 timezones simultaneously. The home-time jumps in one hour intervals for easy setting when changing timezones while the automatic movement delivers a 42 hour power reserve.
Ahead of SIHH 2012 later this month comes a look at the IWC Top Gun Miramar Chronograph, the latest edition to the Swiss watchmaker’s Pilot Collection. The beauty is powered by the new in-house caliber 89365 movement as opposed to the Valjoux 7750 which was found in the past versions. The new caliber is more advanced and robust than its predecessor as it features a flyback function and a 168-hour power reserve. The design is military-inspired with a case that’s made from scratch-proof grey ceramic. The dial’s a matte anthracite color with camo-colored beige hands and chapter ring and a green textile strap to finish things off. More details to drop once this beauty is unveiled at SIHH along with four other models from the Pilot collection.
As part of Cartier‘s “Calibre de Cartier” collection which made its debut last year, the luxury brand has unveiled the Calibre de Cartier Astrotourbillon at this year’s SIHH in Geneva. The model features Cartier’s Calibre 9451 MC Astrotourbillon manual winding movement and the end all result looks stunning to say the least. The 47mm titanium case is fitted with a black alligator strap and is limited edition 100 pieces, each individually numbered.
Ahead of the SIHH, which takes place in less than two weeks time, is a look at Audemars Piguet‘s Millenary Minute Repeater. The timepiece is a wonderful blend of expertise, technical sophistication and innovative materials. Audemars continues to push the envelope and this watch goes show the amount of resources the watchmaker invests in R & D. The Millenary Minute Repeater is fitted with hours, minutes, seconds and minute repeater functions and equipped with a winding system specially developed for its hand-wound Calibre 2910. The refined movement features a new AP escapement, a double balance-spring, and overall construction that’s unparalleled.
The anthracite grey dial looks superb with its applied pink gold Roman numerals and silvered small seconds subdial. The oval-shaped titanium case is mated with a black hand-sewn crocodile leather strap, fastened by a titanium AP folding clasp.
The fine folks at Hodinkee have turned us to a rare pre-SIHH drop from high-grade Swiss watchmaker Piaget. The Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic is said to be the world’s thinnest automatic tourbillon measuring in at 10.4mm thick.
Piaget is known for their ultra thin mechanical movements, and it is fitting that their newest release, announced in advance of the SIHH in a few weeks, pushes the boundary on what is possible with an ultra-thin watch. Any watch at 10.4mm thick is considered thin, a tourbillon at this size is really impressive, an automatic tourbillon at this depth is really something extraordinary.
Let’s dig a bit deeper, shall we? Inside the Emperador Coussin is Piaget’s own caliber 1270P ultra-thin mechanical self-winding tourbillon movement which has a power reserve of 40 hours. On the outside the time is displayed off center, as both the tourbillon and the micro-rotor are on the front of the dial. This beauty is 46.5mm in diameter and is available in both rose gold and white gold. The white gold version is presented on a black alligator strap with white gold buckle, and while the red gold is on a blown alligator strap with red gold buckle.
For more details on Piaget’s Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic, head over to Hodinkee.