Founded by the former Creative Director of Patek Philippe, Laurent Ferrier needs no introduction among serious watch collectors. The brand has developed a reputation for classically styled timepieces which conceal an extremely high degree of hand-finishing and technically advanced movements. Perhaps most emblematic of this design ethos is the Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral (reviewed here), which appears to be a simple gold dress watch until you turn it around to view the stunning movement within.
For their SIHH preview,Swiss Roger Dubuis, the brand known for innovative materials used on sporty and skeletonized watches, announced two new timepieces – the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli and the Excalibur Aventador S. Both watches further extend the Excalibur line, stay true to the brand's penchant for skeletonization, and further the brand's new relationship with Lamborghini.
Swiss Seiko debuted its (and Japan’s) first dive watch – the ref. 6217 or ‘62Mas’ as you may know it – back in 1965, some ten years after most of the major Swiss players had introduced their dive watches. Designed for maximum reliability and legibility in the harshest conditions, it was first used on polar expeditions by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969 before finding commercial success as a recreational dive watch.
On October 24, 1994, Walter Lange and Günter Blümein presented the first modern collections of Swiss A. Lange & Söhne at the charming Dresden Castle, with the signature Lange 1, Saxonia, Arcade and the Tourbillon Pour le Merite, getting A. Lange & Söhne back on everyone’s radar.
The goal of the new Swiss Montblanc TimeWalker collection was simple: to give the brand a powerful and consistent offer in the important field of sports watches, a market segment that for MB has never been very successful. The base used was the previous TimeWalker line, an urbane and modern watch characterized by its originally shaped case (see an example here, showing the signature hollowed lugs), this watch never really was considered as a true sports watch.