To kick off the new year, our editors flew out to spend a week scouring the show floor in Geneva at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, one of the world’s premier luxury watch shows. In addition to getting first looks and hands-on with yet-to-be-released watches, our team has been spotting trends and getting to sit down with the watchmakers themselves. Whether you’re an obsessive like us, or just a casual follower of the world of watchmaking, you’ll find everything you could want to know about SIHH 2019 below.
Editor’s Picks: Our Favorite Watches of SIHH 2019
If we each had to choose one watch to own from SIHH 2019, this is what we’d end up with — and it was no easy choice.
The 12 Best New Watches of SIHH 2019
This year’s SIHH saw watch companies developing exciting new movements and innovative takes on classic complications.
SIHH ’19 Confirmed Our Suspicions: The Unisex Watch Is Here to Stay
Smaller cases, brighter dials, less macho marketing. It’s 2019, and watches have never been more unisex than they are right now.
The 5 Best New Watches We Saw at SIHH 2019: Day One
SIHH gives us a glimpse of some of the watch world’s hottest releases for the year — follow along with us as pick our faves from each day.
The 5 Best New Watches We Saw at SIHH 2019: Day Two
From Montblanc’s Heritage Pulsograph to a new, slimmed-down Panerai Submersible, here’s the best of what we saw on day two of SIHH.
The 5 Best New Watches We Saw at SIHH 2019: Day Three
We saw a great mix of watches on Day Three of SIHH, though it was mostly the complicated pieces that tended to stand out.
IWC’s Timezoner Spitfire Edition “Longest Flight” Is a True Purpose-Built Pilot’s Watch
Developed for easily transitioning between different time zones, the Timezoner Spitfire Edition features a unique new movement and feature set.
The Military-Grade Cool IWC TOP GUN Watches Receive Their Very Own Movements, Here’s What to Know
Over a decade after first releasing the TOP GUN line, IWC’s famed pilot’s watches are finally getting all in-house movements.
Everything You Need to Know About the New Richard Lange Jumping Seconds in a Not-So-Basic Black
The new Richard Lange Jumping Seconds from A. Lange & Söhne looks lovely with a darker dial.
IWC’s Newly Expanded Pilot’s Watch Line Has Our Head in the Clouds
Several new additions to the IWC pilot’s watch offer something for everybody, including complicated movements, bronze cases and more.
There Are Only 2 of These Ultra-Complicated Vacheron Constantin Watches
A gorgeous new reference combines both minute repeater and perpetual calendar, though the watch is only available in one pink and one white gold piece.
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Line Gets a Complicated Addition
IWC’s Pilot’s Watch line continues to expand into ever-more-complicated territory with the addition of the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph.
Get the Lowdown on the Release That Broke the Watch World’s Collective Brain
Audemars Piguet’s new line of watches is controversial, but the best effort so far at creating something distinctly new.
Like the IWC Automatic Spitfire? You’ll Love it With an In-House Movement
Available in bronze and in steel, the new Spitfire Automatics feature the IWC-manufactured 32110 calibre and vintage aesthetics.
The A. Lange & Sohne Langematik, One of Our Favorite Watches, Just Got a Major Update
A. Lange & Söhne’s Langematik Perpetual has been updated with a Honeygold case — a material built for longevity.
A. Lange & Sohnë Brightens Up One of its Most Complicated Models
A Lange & Sohnë’s new rose-gold Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon is one of the smartest updates to an existing model we’ve seen in some time.
Meet the Zeitwerk Date, One of A. Lange & Sohne’s Most Exciting New Watches
The Zeitwerk Date celebrates the 10th anniversary of A. Lange & Söhne’s stunning “digital” mechanical watch and adds a beautiful date ring.
Montblanc’s 1858 Watches Get a Handsome Bronze and Green Makeover
The Swiss manufacturer expands its lineup with new 1858 Automatic, Automatic Chronograph and Geosphere models in bronze and steel.
This Is Why You’ll Love Laurent Ferrier’s Bridge One as Your Next Formal Watch
Laurent Ferrier’s new Bridge One timepiece features an inspired case design, an all-new caliber and, of course, incredible finishing in every sense.
What You Need to Know About the Incredible Technology Inside the New Vacheron Constantin Pereptual Calendar
Vacheron Constantin’s newest complicated creation features a user-controlled, dual-frequency movement for an extended power reserve.
A Classic Design from Vacheron Constantin Gets a Sharp Looking Midnight Blue Dial Treatment
One of Vacheron Constantin’s cleanest, most elegant watch lines gets a reboot with beautiful new midnight blue dials.
Smart Use of Colors and Materials Makes This Complicated Vacheron Constantin a Total Winner
A pink gold case with striking blue dial and numerous strap and options make for an attractive, eye-grabbing watch.
A Tourbillon in Steel? It’s a Baller Move for Vacheron Constantin and We Dig it
Taking an incredibly complicated mechanism and placing it front-and-center in a watch such as the Overseas isn’t something you see every day.
One of Our Favorite New Watches from Vacheron Constantin’s Fiftysix Collection Gets a Cool Blue New Look
Vacheron’s entry-level Fiftysix Collection gets an upgrade with the addition of a new Self-Winding and Complete Calendar in blue.
This is the Smaller, Achievably Priced Panerai Submersible You’ve Been Waiting For
As it breaks the Submersible line off away from the Luminor collection, Panerai introduces a 42mm diver with decidedly modern touches.
Montblanc’s New Watch Draws Design Inspiration from Minerva’s Irresistible Watchmaking Heritage
Montblanc drew heavy inspiration from Minerva’s watchmaking heritage to craft several beautiful new models, including a perpetual calendar.
The Royal Oak “Jumbo” Ultra-Thin Looks So Damn Good in This Combination of Gold
Slim proportions and a pink gold-toned dial make this iteration of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin an instant hit.
Laurent Ferrier’s Annual Calendar Watch Is an Instant Heirloom
Powered by a new movement and presented in rich blue color, Laurent Ferrier’s new annual calendar is a dream of a timepiece.
This Swiss Watch Maker’s Newest Release Has Us Falling for an Obscure New Material
The Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveller features a dual-time aperture, a gorgeous opaline dial, a small-seconds subdial and enough smooth style to sink a ship.
This is the New, (Relatively) Affordable Baume & Mercier Perpetual Calendar
Baume & Mercier’s new Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar is a refreshing take on an often prohibitively expensive complication.
This Is One of the Most Elegant Executions of a Moon Phase Watch That We’ve Seen in Quite a While
This guilloché enamel-dialed beauty takes the charm and sophistication of a moon phase complication to the next level.
The Biggest Style Trend for 2019’s Most Stylish New Watches? Think Pink
From Montblanc to Audemars Piguet to A. Lange & Söhne, a lot of watch brands are thinking pink.
The Open Secret Behind Bronze and Green Watches That You Didn’t Know
At SIHH 2019 we’ve seen a number of watches updated with bronze cases. It’s part of an industry-wide process you may not know about.
This IWC Chronograph Fuses Military Cool and Serious Watchmaking
We’ve seen ceramic watches before, but this new sand-colored special from IWC takes the cake for its killer, mil-spec looks.
We Had to Look Hard, but Here Are Some of The Best Value Watches We Found at SIHH 2019
Greubel Forsey Fit an Incredible Amount of Engineering Into This 39.6mm Watch
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