Ralph Lauren Sporting Classic Chronometer 39mm
by Adam Soshnick on December 16, 2014

SIHH 2015 preview…

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Ralph Lauren Sporting Classic Chronometer 39mm

Smaller wrists rejoice.

For 2015, Ralph Lauren unveils the Sporting Classic Chronometer in 39mm, which joins other like-sized models as an alternative to the lineup’s larger offerings. In terms of aesthetics, Ralph has smashed the ball out of the park—with the transition from 45mm to 39mm, the model now boasts better proportions and celebrates the fact that roman numerals and Breguet-style hands are the epitome of timeless style. And, frankly, this is expected of a fashion designer—no one does classicism quite like Ralph Lauren.

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SIHH 2015 first look…

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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon angleview

With its dynamic shapes, sharp angles, and powerful design, Roger Dubuis’s Excalibur Tourbillon is a powerful and eye-catching watch.   Like most watches Roger Dubuis makes, the visual identity of this watch is unmistakable.  And bold.  And bombastic.  And grandiose.  And I like it.   This year, the model is reworked into an even bolder form, distinguished by a skeletonized, 45mm titanium case.  Roger Dubuis calls it the “Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon”.   The watch is also a reflection of the intent of Roger Dubuis to focus on its most successful lines in 2015 and beyond — which would include both skeleton watches and tourbillon watches in the Hommage and Excalibur collections.  When it comes to these two types of watches, Roger Dubuis does them as well as anyone in the business these days — the only difference is, they do them in their own provocative style.

Let’s take a closer look.

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Cartier Crash Squelette (Skeleton) in Platinum
by Kyle Stults on December 11, 2014

Cartier Fine Watchmaking SIHH 2015 preview…

Cartier Crash Skeleton 9618 MC front back

In the first of a new Heritage series for Cartier Fine Watchmaking, the luxury watchmaking powerhouse will in 2015 unveil this remake of one of its more intriguing historical icons, the Crash.   Aside from a larger case sculpted from platinum (mmm, platinum), Cartier has for the first time endowed the Crash with a skeleton movement, built specifically for the case.  The design and execution is as impressive as it is distinctive.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Richard Mille RM011 NTPT Carbon Yellow  Storm

The RM011 Yellow Storm is 50-piece limited edition offered exclusively through Richard Mille boutiques in the Americas, starting with the Beverly Hills and Las Vegas locations.   Though keepin with the general traits of Richard Mille’s RM011 series (an automatic flyback chronograph watch), this particular RM011 is cased in Mille’s super-cool NTPT carbon case.  Loud and unmistakably Mille, the NTPT carbon case along with bright yellow strap (with titanium DLC buckle) and accents make the Yellow Storm a watch that will draw lots of attention to the wrist — just what many Mille wearers would like, I’d guess.  I know I sure would love wearing a watch like this!

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