Haute Time is live from Geneva, Switzerland, where the watch world has gathered for the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. Day two of SIHH revealed some incredible new treasures, including a Panerai pocket watch, an IWC dedicated to Charles Darwin, and more.
Check out our exclusive photos of these unveilings:
Panerai Radiomir Pocket Watch 3 Days Oro Rosso
This piece features a hand-wound caliber P.3001/10, driven by two barrels for a 3-day power reserve. The watch has a hinged cover that can be personalized, and a sandwich dial that features a sun-brushed finish. It is also available in Oro Bianco.
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Expedition Charles Darwin
This piece features a bronze case, something new for IWC. The watch is a tribute to Charles Darwin’s exploration of the Galapagos Islands in 1835. His portrait is etched in the caseback. It is water resistant to 300 meters and contains automatic caliber 89365 with a 68-hour power reserve and a new internal/external rotating bezel.
Piaget Altiplano 900P
The world’s thinnest mechanical watch – at 3.65mm thick – from the company that holds 14 world records for thin calibers. How does it stay so slim? The caseback doubles as the main plate, onto which the movement is built, which also serves as the dial, integrating hands along with movement components. A high jewelry version contains just under five carats of diamonds, and is just 5.65mm thick.
A. Lange & Söhne Perpetual Calendar Terraluna
This piece features a regulator dial – hour, minute a seconds subdials intersect. an orbital moonphase on the caseback the moon phase positioned in the night sky of the northern hemisphere – functioning as a day/night indicator. The watch also has a constant force mechanism and a leap year indicator, a rare complication.
Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Resonance
This piece features a hand-wound minute repeater and large date. This the largest instantaneous date display in the watch world, measuring 5.9mm wide – 2.9mm for each numeral. It is a cathedral chime with gongs that are serpent-shaped, for aesthetic reasons, and visible through the caseback.
Photo credit: Carol Besler for Haute Time.