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SIHH 2019: Eye candy from Richard Mille and outstanding timepieces from Jaeger-LeCoultre, Hermes, and Girard-Perregaux

Day two of our daily reports on the annual watch show taking place in Switzerland from 14 to 17 Jan 2019.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetual

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetual

It wouldn’t be a Hybris Mechanica if it didn’t have a staggering number of complications packed into it. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s latest horological beast doesn’t disappoint with its fifth multi-axis Gyrotourbillon paired with a perpetual calendar and a Westminster carillon minute repeater. The latter is a rarer form of the chiming complication, where it sounds out the Big Ben clocktower’s melody on actuation.

Richard Mille Bonbon

  • Richard Mille Bonbon

For years Richard Mille has been associated with elite sportsmen, extreme durability and general machismo. You can now add uncharacteristic cuteness to the list with the new dessert inspired Bonbon collection. The playful 10-piece series, divided into the Sweets line and Fruits line, have adorable details like cupcake-shaped crowns and ceramic lollipop indices. Only 30 examples of each reference will be produced.

Hermes Arceau L’Heure De La Lune

  • Hermes Arceau L’Heure De La Lune

Trust Hermes to take a traditional complication and flip it on its head. Its take on the double moon phase is poetry in motion: A pair of floating lacquer subdials (one for the time, the other for the date) complete their rotation around the aventurine or meteorite dial once every 59 days, covering and uncovering the stationary mother-of-pearl moons as they go along.

Girard-Perregaux Cosmos

  • Girard-Perregaux Cosmos

If you’re too busy to take a moment to admire the night sky and our place in the vast universe, you could just gaze at the Girard-Perregaux Cosmos. The two globes depict the constellations and the earth respectively and mirror their movements throughout the day. There’s no crown, so time setting can be adjusted on the back of the watch.

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