New Watches from SIHH 2018 Second Day
In 1904, Louis Cartier granted the wish of the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont: to be able to tell time while flying. The birth of the first ever wristwatches sealed the bonds of friendship between these two pioneers. The rounded angles of the dial, the geometric shapes and exposed screws, the watch quickly became an icon within the house.
Despite its case measuring only 36.8 millimeters, the LITTLE LANGE 1 unites all features of the LANGE 1, the design classic from A. Lange & Söhne. It is now available in three new color versions with guilloched gold dials: in white gold with a grey dial, in pink gold with a brown dial, and as a boutique edition in white gold with a purple dial.
L’ASTRONOMO LUMINOR 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT – 50mm
The Astronomo – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of time GMT is the first of Officine Panerai’s creations to have moon phase indication and an innovative system using polarized crystals to indicate the date. A remarkable new made-to-order timepiece which can be personalized enhancing the series dedicated to the genius of Galileo Galilei.
Innovation and high quality watchmaking are combined in the new L’Astronomo – Luminor 1950.
A Luminor 1950 case, whose iconic design is part of the fascinating history of Officine Panerai, encloses a concentration of technical solutions which demonstrate the ability of the Florentine brand to interpret traditional complications in ways which are always distinctive, bringing innovation into the world of high quality sports watchmaking.
HUBLOT X RICHARD ORLINSKI
The first work of art which shows time!
Swiss watchmaker Hublot and Richard Orlinski combine their know-how to create the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski, which brings to life the artist’s graphic universe.
The watch features a brand-new design playing with angles and reflections. Ridges and facets on the watch reflect each other, from the case to the bezel, and from the push buttons to the hands.
The world’s bestselling contemporary French artist has now joined the Hublot family, alongside other famous names including Maxime Büchi, Lapo Elkann, Pelé, Lang Lang, Bar Refaeli, Usain Bolt and even Dustin Johnson.
The Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski is available in two brand-new models, each released in a limited edition of 200 pieces: one in titanium and the other in blue ceramic. The watch becomes a 45-mm work of art designed to be worn on the wrist.
The Hublot x Richard Orlinski watch’s dial has been cast in sapphire crystal, while the case, crown, bezel and push buttons also feature the facets.
The visionary design of Richard Orlinski presented a major challenge for the Hublot Manufacture: the work of Richard Orlinski – a three-dimensional fold in the case – had to be modelled before it was cut from ceramic and titanium. These two materials feature one of the artist’s iconic signatures: mirror polishing.