Bazaar’s Top Picks From SIHH 2018

BY Sophie Stevens / Jan 19 2018 / 17:39 PM

As the world’s foremost Fine Watchmaking event draws to a close, Bazaar brings you the latest women’s timepieces revealed at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva this week.

Bazaar’s Top Picks From SIHH 2018
Courtesy Cartier
The new Révélation D’une Panthère timepiece design by Cartier

1. Panthère de Cartier

For 2018 the Maison’s timeless watch collection sees the introduction of these exquisite feminine designs. Featuring double or triple bracelet loops in yellow, pink and white gold, the supple chain links seductively wrap around the wrist with bejeweled variations available with diamond paving on the case.

Panthere-de-Cartier-SIHHPanthère de Cartier watch, Cartier

2. Hermès Klikti

Haute Horlogerie meets jewellery again with the new Klikti model from Hermès that draws on their equestrian heritage and a dainty chain design. The elegant open-work strap design combines white or rose gold and pavé-set diamond detail with a choice of boldly coloured alligator leather straps.


The new Klikti designs from Hermès are available with differently coloured alligator leather straps

3. Extremely Lady, Piaget

Piaget introduces its own feminine collection with the Extremely Lady timepieces inspired by the Maison’s rebellious 1960s designs. The pink or white gold bracelets rework the textured beauty of fur, frost and wood and feature an unconventional oval stone dial in six design variations.


Extremely Lady watch, Piaget

4. Lady Arpels Planétarium, Van Cleef & Arpels

Inspired by the universe of Poetic Astronomy, the Lady Arpels Planétarium illustrates the Moon and planets of Mercury, Venus and Earth orbiting the Sun at the dial’s centre. Each heavenly body moves at its actual speed, performing a celestial ballet day after day in this feminine vision of the cosmos.


Lady Arpels Planétarium timepiece, Van Cleef & Arpels

5. Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers, Vacheron Constantin

The five designs of the Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers each depict the first “aerostatic experiments” that took place in France between 1783 and 1785. Artistic feats and horological expertise are combined with the hand-engraved and micro-sculpted gold hot-air balloons hovering against a translucent plique-à-jour enamel background, with sneak glimpses of the gear trains and discs of the Calibre 2460 G4/1 movement.


The stunning dial display of the Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers by Vacheron Constantin

6. Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years”, IWC Schaffhausen

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, IWC Schaffausen unveiled its special Jubilee collection comprising 27 limited-edition models from the Portugieser, Portofino, Pilot’s Watch and Da Vinci families. The bejeweled Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years” timepiece is limited to just 100 models in either white or yellow gold, with a moon phase display at “12 o’clock” and a paved case of 206 diamonds weighing 2.26 carats in total.


The bejeweled Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years” ladies model from IWC Schaffhausen

7. Millenary Frosted Gold, Audemars Piguet

Harking from the latest additions to the Millenary line, the Millenary Frosted Gold uses the unique hammering technique created in collaboration with Florentine jewellery designer, Carolina Bucci. Previously featured in only the Royal Oak collection, the shimmering case encloses an opal dial and is completed by 2018's newly revealed 'second-skin type' Polish bracelet composed of intricately threaded gold.


The Millenary collection from Audemars Piguet sees the addition of a Frosted Gold design

8. Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon, Audemars Piguet

The Maison has not deserted its Royal Oak collection, however, with the addition of its very first ladies Concept Flying Tourbillon model. The openworked dial reveals the watch’s flying tourbillon, with the 18-karat white gold case set throughout with either brilliant or baguette-cut diamonds.

Audemars-Piguet-Royal-Oak-Concept-Flying-TourbillonThe first ladies Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon model from Audemars Piguet

9. RM 07-01, Richard Mille

Richard Mille reveals their feminine side with this gem-set model that retains all of the technical sophistication expected from the luxury watchmakers. Combining jet-black ceramic with the sparkle of diamonds for the first time, the RM 07-01 houses its in-house Calibre CRMA2 automatic movement within its innovative design.


The RM 07-01 model from Richard Mille blends ceramic and diamonds for the first time

10. Révélation D’une Panthère, Cartier

The stunning new Révélation D’une Panthère timepiece from Cartier has to be Bazaar’s ultimate SIHH 2018 pick. Disrupt time with a flick of the wrist and see the Maison’s iconic panther head gradually emerge from tiny moving gold beads. The model is available in three versions with a choice between black, green or red dials within a pink gold case and diamond-set bezel.


Bazaar's Ultimate SIHH 2018 pick is the new Révélation D’une Panthère timepiece from Cartier