Pictured above are our Group CEO, Noel Coyle (L), with Luxury Watch Buyer, Adam Obernik (R)
For those of us working in the luxury watch sector, SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve) is an essential date on our calendar each year, and 2019’s Salon was no exception. More than 23,000 visitors came to see new developments, innovations and technological advancements from the world’s most luxurious, high-tech and high-end brands.
Brands including IWC, Cartier, Tag Heuer and Montblanc, among others, were all in attendance, showcasing a selection of showstopping timepieces that will be arriving in Fraser Hart stores and online very soon, in extremely limited numbers.
A few highlights: the IWC Pilot Perpetual Calendar Chronograph “Le Petit Prince” is coming in June, with a 43mm face, and an 18ct rose gold case. This beauty is a limited edition of 250 timepieces and will cost a cool £33,390.
Another one from IWC, this Pilot Watch “Mojave” has a whopping great 44.5mm ceramic face, and is also limited to just 500 pieces. It is set to retail at £7,450.
From Santos de Cartier, this 43mm Chronograph in 18ct yellow gold and steel will arrive in stores in April, with a £12,300 price tag.
Back to IWC, the Perpetual Calendar Spitfire Bronze is a behemoth – with a 46mm case and limited to 250 pieces. In Fraser Hart stores from April, it will cost £23,890.
Tag Heuer won’t be left in the ha’penny place with the Carrera Calibre 02T Tourbillon Nanograph, which uses carbon in its balance spring, in its latest technological innovation. It will be a permanent addition to the Tag Heuer stable, and with a $25,000 price tag, it should cost around £20,000 (TBC).