Published 23 January 2018

IWC Schaffhausen at SIHH 2018

Kennedy recently attended the 2018 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva; an annual jewel event for watchmakers now in its 28th year.

Showcasing emerging trends and the latest releases in Haute Horlogerie, SIHH took place between 15 – 19 January, with 35 exhibitors, attracting professionals, journalists, collectors and watch enthusiasts to interact, exchange views, learn and to be inspired by the world of watchmaking. 

Here’s a snapshot of standout pieces that caught Kennedy’s eye.

IWC Pallweber & Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase Edition 150 years



This year, IWC Schaffhausen marks its 150th anniversary and to celebrate, unveiled 27 watches as part of their Jubilee Collection. While the entire collection was varied and strong, the IWC Pallweber (top image) and Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase (second image) stood out from the crowd, both available in a white or blue lacquer dial.

Girard Perregaux Rose Gold Laureato Chronograph

Born in 1975, the newly re-launched Laureato is a clear favourite, upgrading to the regular automatic with its sporty, yet luxurious style.

Cartier Santos de Cartier Skeleton

A key launch for Cartier, the Santos in steel skeleton is leaner, integrated and ergonomic, with self-fitting interchangeable straps, all while remaining ever faithful to its identity.

Cartier also showcased an exceptional set of 19 mystery clocks for the first time at SIHH.

The collection now known as the ‘Cartier Collection’ was inspired by the clock work of illusionist, Jean Eugene Robert-Houdine. Maurice Couet later developed these creations exclusively for Cartier in 1912, with the historic mystery being the driving force behind the hands, which project them to float at the centre of a translucent dial.

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