February 6, 2023
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Piaget Altiplano Gold Bracelet

The Altiplano continues to be around since 1998, but in most time since there is not been a gold bracelet version. Piaget has fixed this year with six new models in 2 dimensions, four in pink gold and 2 in white gold or platinum. The bigger of these two is really a still discreet 38mm across, and also the more compact is 34mm across. Each model is run by Piaget’s in-house automatic calibre 534P.

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‘The Altiplano is really a classic, and among the first names in ultra-thin watches, among the prevailing trends in fine the watchmaking industry during the last couple of years,’ states Faye Soteri, Watches of Switzerland’s specialist watch buyer. ‘But it’s usually didn’t have a rare metal bracelet version, which chic, formal new pieces plug the space superbly. The bracelets are fantastically made, as well as on the wrist they’re remarkably ergonomic – however you won’t ever get half measures at Piaget.’

Cartier Clé p Cartier

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We’ve already discussed the Cartier Clé p Cartier within our hits of SIHH piece, but it’s worth a mention again to focus on the plethora of pieces within the new line.

In year one, Cartier has stuck to the traditional approach of just presenting a brand new piece in gold and silver, so there isn’t any steel to talk of yet (provide annually), but lots of pink and white gold or platinum, along with a fair couple of diamonds as well. You will find already three dimensions within the line, the bigger at 40mm, with two more compact models at 35mm and 31mm.

The 2 bigger models carry Cartier’s new in-house ‘tractor’ movement, Calibre 1847 MC, which we’ll be seeing much more of in a long time as Cartier becomes progressively up and down integrated.

‘I think this is a really effective piece,’ states Mark Toulson, Watches of Switzerland’s Mind of Watch Purchasing. ‘Cartier’s strength happens to be introducing artful twists into its designs, as well as in this situation that’s the signature ‘key’ crown. Overall, it’s a really strong design, supported by classic Cartier particulars, like the Roman numeral dial, the guillochage and also the sword-formed hands. The final situation shape Cartier released was the Ballon Bleu in 2007, and that’s now among the world’s recommended watches, as worn through the Duchess of Cambridge. I can’t visit a reason this wouldn’t go exactly the same way.’

A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia

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Lange flagged in the arrival of their lightly refurbished Saxonia before SIHH started that whet hunger for seeing it within the flesh. It didn’t dissatisfy. Each one of the three new models was superbly crafted and proportioned, but the one which leaped out was the 38.5mm Saxonia Automatik, specially the version in white gold or platinum having a solid silver dial.

‘Sometimes it’s the easiest stuff that live longest within the memory,’ states David Lindsay, Watches of Switzerland’s Retail Director, Luxury Brands. ‘Lange’s pared-back aesthetic is constantly on the draw an audience as watch purchasers within this country find out more about what’s behind it – namely highly advanced, exquisitely hands-finished actions produced in the brand’s Glashütte manufacture. The very fact the company goes about its business in this quiet, understated manner only causes it to be more appealing. The Saxonia Automatik is among individuals in-the-know watches, a bit for any connoisseur.’

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Ultra-Slim

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Montblanc’s collection doesn’t quite stretch the space and breadth from the horological spectrum, but it isn’t remote. While at one finish it’s making esoteric pieces such as the insanely complicated Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama in the other it is also making simple classics such as this, the brand new Heritage Chronométrie Ultra-Slim.

‘There’s an absurd pleasure in hunting the stands at SIHH for watches with real-world prices,’ states Robin Swithinbank, editor of Calibre, Watches of Switzerland’s official magazine. ‘But they’re there so when you discover them, they are usually boiled lower versions of greater-finish pieces – fine the watchmaking industry in condensed form. Such may be the situation with Montblanc’s Heritage Chronométrie Ultra-Slim, a hands-wound two-hander inside a 38mm situation that’s a wrist-embracing 5.8mm thick. It is available in red-colored gold or steel, and also the latter is slated to cost an affordable £1,520. Refreshingly easy and hands lower among the best watches in the fair.’

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