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SIHH 2017: Record breaking split-seconds chronograph among many firsts unveiled by Richard Mille, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Roger Dubuis and Cartier

The first of our daily reports from Geneva, Switzerland, on the annual watch show SIHH, from 16 to 20 January 2017.

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01: RICHARD MILLE RM 50-03

The Richard Mille RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1 is as impressive in technical achievement as it is in name length. Weighing in at 38g (including strap), it’s the world’s lightest split seconds chronograph thanks to ultra-light nanomaterials like TPT (Thin Ply Technology) Carbon and Graph TPT, which contains graphene.

02: JAEGER-LECOULTRE GEOPHYSIC TOURBILLON UNIVERSAL TIME

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s follow up to its 2015 Geophysic Universal Time is actually a first in watchmaking: a worldtimer with a flying tourbillon. Like all pieces in the Geophysic collection, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time contains the Gyrolab balance, a highly efficient balance wheel replacement that took the manufacture eight years to develop.

03: ROGER DUBUIS EXCALIBUR SPIDER PIRELLI

Teaming up with racing tire maker Pirelli is just another way for Roger Dubuis to push its identity as a user of unusual materials in watchmaking. In the Excalibur Spider Pirelli – Double Flying Tourbillon, the strap is made of rubber from Pirelli tires that have actually won an F1 race. Limited to just eight pieces, owners will also enjoy a two-day VIP program organised by Pirelli at a future motorsport event.

04: ROTONDE DE CARTIER MINUTE REPEATER MYSTERIOUS DOUBLE TOURBILLON

Combining the innovations of the Mysterious Double Tourbillon of 2013 and the minute repeater from last year’s Grand Complication Skeleton, Cartier’s most complicated wristwatch, the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon has a lot to show. Quite literally, in fact, as the dial-less construction gives you a view of the chiming mechanism. Titanium was chosen for the case material to enhance sound quality.

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