TIMEPIECES: TIME AND AGAIN
At the 27th edition of SIHH, brands mined the past to re-examine what entices modern watch-buyers and collectors
Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie continues to expand this year, with new names joining the prestigious annual horological showcase in Geneva. With a strong line up of luxury brands and independent watchmakers, SIHH is gaining further momentum. Here's a look at what we have our eyes on this year. The watchmaker revisited its artistic roots with a series of five limited-edition timepieces that highlighted the various craftsmanship and artistic techniques that are staples in its Métiers d'art series. The Les Aérostiers collection is inspired by the earliest mode of air travel, the hot air balloon.
Each of the five balloons depicts a historical journey taken between 1783 and 1785 in France. The engraved balloons are set against a different colour dial fashioned from translucent enamel. A simple reading of the minutes and hours is powered by an in-house calibre.