SIHH continued in glittering form, with the arrival of some superstar ambassadors. After being unveiled as their poster-child in 2014, Hugh Jackman came back to Montblanc’s booth, to show off his own watch collection.
Vacheron Constantin turns Fifty Six
The celebrities weren’t the stars of the show, the watches clearly were. And bidding to be the best of those stars, was Vacheron Constantin’s FiftySix. As the world’s oldest continued watchmaker (around since 1755), VC doesn’t just make the most exquisite dress watches, but also creates a range of daily wearable timepieces. And the latest of these, the FiftySix (named after a similar model released in 1956) is perhaps the best of the whole Overseas Collection.
Aiming at a more contemporary and frugal watch-loving market, the Fifty Six keeps things classic with a basic three-hand and date. This enables a modern-day collector to afford a slice of Vacheron’s history.
Hermes enters SIHH for the first time
Although only their first year exhibiting at SIHH for their first time, Hermes has been around the watch world for decades longer, celebrating their 40th anniversary of moving to Switzerland.
Theming their show around the concept of “Play”, the Square lives up to that playful design with the curved corners and lugs of this square watch casing. Quirky and simple, Hermes stayed subdued, but still maintained their unique Hermes style.
Made of Makers – Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Chronograph Worldtime
The stand-out from today’s show has to be the Chronograph Worldtime. Packing so much into its robust dial, with a sense of sporty elegance, this timepiece was part of the a completely new collection. Reinventing the iconic Memovox Polaris line, 50 years after it’s first launch, the Worldtime sits alongside four other models including a three-hand automatic, a chronograph, and two classic vintage pieces. Competitively-priced, this collection makes a beautiful and complementary addition to the Jaegar-LeCoultre family.