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Jazreen De­boo picks iconic pieces show­cased at Sa­lon In­ter­na­tional de la Haute Hor­logerie 2018

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Iconic watches at Sa­lon In­ter­na­tional de la Haute Hor­logerie 2018

At the 28th year of the Sa­lon In­ter­na­tional de la Haute Hor­logerie (SIHH), 34 ex­hibitors show­cased iconic time­pieces to col­lec­tors, horol­o­gists and the me­dia from around the world. The grand watch­mak­ing event took place in Jan­uary this year in the Swiss cap­i­tal. Here are the high­lights of what was ex­hib­ited at the watch fair.

Triple Split by A Lange & Söhne

A Lange & Söhne has launched its first triple rat­tra­pante (split-sec­onds chrono­graph) chrono­graph. The most dis­tinc­tive fea­ture of the watch is that it al­lows multi-hour com­par­a­tive time mea­sure­ments. It uses ad­di­tional hands to stop lap and ref­er­ence time of events. With a 55-hour power re­serve, A Lange & Söhne says this is “the first and only split-sec­onds chrono­graph in the world that can mea­sure ad­di­tive and com­par­a­tive times for as long as 12 hours” and ”is in a league of its own”. This lim­ited edi­tion of 100 pieces has a sil­ver dial en­cased in 18k white gold. alange-soehne.com

Strap: Al­li­ga­tor leather strap with white gold fold­ing buckle

Case di­am­e­ter: 43.2mm

Water re­sis­tance: not spec­i­fied

Royal Oak RD#2 by Aude­mars Piguet

Aude­mars Piguet’s new RD#2 — a Royal Oak Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar Ul­tra-thin model took five years to de­velop. It is the thinnest self-wind­ing per­pet­ual cal­en­dar watch in the world, with a thick­ness of 6.3mm. The engi­neers at Aude­mars Piguet man­aged to make the model almost 30 per cent thin­ner than any other watch in the world. The re­designed case shaves almost 2mm off the Royal Oak Ex­tra Thin Jumbo. The watch­maker has man­aged this re­duc­tion by com­bin­ing its three-storey move­ment into a mech­a­nism with a sin­gle, flat row of in­te­grat­ing com­po­nents. It sports a blue dial with white gold in­dex mark­ers en­cased in 950 plat­inum. au­de­mar­spiguet.com

Strap: 950 plat­inum bracelet Case di­am­e­ter: 41mm Water re­sis­tance: 20 metres

The Clifton Club In­dian Le­gend Trib­ute, Chief by Baume & Mercier

The Clifton Club has been launched under Baume & Mercier’s Clifton Col­lec­tion. It pays trib­ute to the In­dian Mo­tor­cy­cle brand that launched clas­sic speed­sters like the Scout and the Chief. At SIHH, Baume & Mercier in­tro­duced the Clifton Club In­dian Le­gend Trib­ute, Chief, a lim­ited edi­tion piece ded­i­cated to the iconic bike model by In­dian Mo­tor­cy­cle. The riv­eted in­dexes next to the hour and minute hands are coated with green emis­sion Su­per­lu­mi­nova, in­ten­si­fy­ing the full black dial ef­fect. A tachymeter scale for speed mea­sure­ments sur­rounds this. The date disc with the in­scribed “1901” de­notes In­dian Mo­tor­cy­cle’s found­ing date. This num­ber is also en­graved on the back of the case along with the In­dian Mo­tor­cy­cle Head­dress logo. The red chrono­graph sec­ond hand fea­tures the In­dian “I”. baume-et-mercier.com

Strap: Steel bracelet

Case di­am­e­ter: 44mm Water re­sis­tance: 50 metres

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