SIHH


Vacheron Constantin unveiled its newest creations at the 22nd annual SIHH 2012 in Geneva Switzerland showcasing new additions to the Patrimony, Malte, & Metiers d’Art collections. Please enjoy the candid interview with Hugues de Pins, President of Vacheron Constantin North America!

Here are all the Panerai Releases for SIHH 2012 this year.. they really pulled a quick one on everyone, sneaking in several surprise models that we were not aware were coming out. A nice spread of new watches from Panerai this year totalling 18 watches, with a few announced earlier than SIHH. Some notables include the black coated movements and only two new watches using non-in-house movements, both special editions. The introduction of the two watches featuring the 1940’s style Radiomir case is also a highlight, which is also the same two watches using the non-in-house movements. The 1940’s Radiomir is basically a Radiomir case with Luminor style lugs. Strange isn’t it? Anyway.. Here they are!

Panerai PAM 424 – PAM00424
Radiomir California 3 Days
P.3000 Movement
47mm

Panerai PAM 425 – PAM00425
Radiomir S.L.C. 3 Days
P.3000 Movement
47mm

Panerai PAM 421 – PAM00421
Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso
P.3001 Movement
47mm

Panerai PAM 422 – PAM00422
Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days
P.3001 Movement
47mm

Panerai PAM 423 – PAM00423
Luminor 1950 3 Days Power Reserve
P.3002 Movement
47mm

Panerai PAM 439 – PAM00439
Radiomir Oro Rosso
P.999 Movement
42mm

Panerai PAM 441 – PAM00441
Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica
P.9001 Movement
44mm

Panerai PAM 438 – PAM00438
Tuttonero Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica
P.9001/B Movement (Black colored 9001 Movement)
44mm

Panerai PAM 388 – PAM00388
Radiomir Black Seal 3 Days Automatic
P.9000 Movement
45mm

Panerai PAM 392 – PAM00392
Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic
P.9000 Movement
42mm

Panerai PAM 393 – PAM00393
Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Oro Rosso
42mm

Panerai PAM 323 – PAM00323
Radiomir 10 Days GMT
P.2003/6 Movement
47mm

Panerai PAM 396 – PAM00396
Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica
P.2005/B Movement
48mm

Panerai PAM 448 – PAM00448
Radiomir California 3 Days (Limited Edition of 500)
P.3000 Movement
47mm

Panerai PAM 449 – PAM00449
Radiomir S.L.C. 3 Days (Limited Edition of 500)
P.3000 Movement
47mm

Panerai PAM 399 – PAM00399
Radiomir 1940 (Limited Edition of 100)
OP XXVII Movement
47mm

Panerai PAM 398 – PAM00398
Radiomir 1940 Oro Rosso (Limited Edition of 100)
OP XXVII Movement
47mm

Panerai PAM 395 – PAM00395
Radiomir 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso
P.2002/10 Movement
45mm

The IWC Top Gun booth is an incredible looking display. I watched the timelapse video of the booth’s assembly on the IWC site, and its very cool. Hope you guys enjoy IWC’s booth videos!

Here is a video of the creators talking about how they created the booth, it includes cool CGI video of a fly-through of the booth as well. :

And here is the Timelapse video of the booth’s creation:

As many of you know, SIHH 2012 official opened today and there’s always tons of beautiful new timepieces to drool over at this time of year. With Basel just around the corner as well, its probably the most exciting time to be a WIS!

This year IWC brings some new Pilot watches to the table. Its been a while since IWC has done something creative with their Pilot’s watches, with the last big introduction being the Big Pilot a couple years back. A few of this years offerings are the IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Miramar 7 Day and Chronograph, and the Pilot Worldtimer.

The Top Gun Miramar watches are very cool. Both measure an imposing 48mm in diameter!! In beautiful Ceramic cases with Titanium case backs. Both feature in-house movements, with the Chronograph model showcasing the new Calibre 89365 Flyback Chronograph, and the 7 Day movement using the 51111 movement with Pelaton winding system.

The Pilot Worldtimer features a large 45mm steel case, and a new 24 hour timing system that allows you to see the time in 24 different timezones at the same time! Reminds me of my Seiko World Time clock in my office, but in Watch form. Very cool, and very useful for those that travel everywhere.

Overall a nice few offerings that caught my eye from SIHH 2012.

Its a good day for Panerai Collectors, with a new series of Special Edition Panerai’s announced at SIHH for 2011. Lots of goodies this year with an obvious focus on Brown Sandwich dials, Manufacture movements and 47mm Cases.

Beautiful stuff coming out, I’ve love one of those Bronze Submersible PAM382, but I doubt I will be one of the lucky 1000 people to snag one.

Here’s a brief summary of the line up:

Luminor 1950 3 Days PAM372
PAM372

Radiomir 3 Days Platino PAM373
PAM373

Luminor Composite 1950 3 Days PAM375
PAM375

Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica PAM384
PAM384

Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo PAM382

Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante Left-Handed 8 Days Titanio PAM345
PAM345

Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 8 Days Titanio PAM368
PAM368

Luminor Submersible 1950 Regatta 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio PAM371
PAM371

Radiomir 3 Days Oro Bianco PAM376
PAM376

Radiomir 3 Days Oro Rosa PAM379
PAM379

Overall, a very satisfying line up of new watches from Panerai this year. I am quite stoked about these guys, but likely will never get the chance to own one of those Special Editions. I can always live Vicariously through the guys at the Vancouver 2011 Paneristi GTG though!

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