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Watch and Brand News SIHH 2016 Highlights

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The Govberg Crew is Geneva Bound!

As we prepare for takeoff, some of the watch industry’s most influential and dynamic firms are preparing to welcome the global watch community through the doors of the Geneva Palexpo for the 26th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie – SIHH. Many look at this exclusive event as the unofficial official start to our horological year, and we are psyched to share the experience of discovery with you all week long.  Follow Govberg Jewelers {@govbergwatches} on Instagram and Twitter and on Facebook for behind-the-scenes photos, details and of course, many wrist shots!

Exhibiting maisons include A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars PiguetBaume & MercierCartier, Greubel Forsey, IWCJaeger-LeCoultreMontblancPanerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Van Cleef & Arpels and Vacheron Constantin. And for the first time, a unique section will be incorporated into SIHH – Carré des Horlogers – which will be exclusively dedicated to nine top independent brands.

Remember to follow our adventures in Geneva throughout the week, anticipate the exciting additions to our showcases in the coming months, and join us in horological discovery all year long.

SIHH 2016

Our Favorites from SIHH

The Govberg crew arrived at the Palexpo on Monday morning, ready to take in everything at this year’s SIHH. For any one who doesn’t know, SIHH is the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, hosted in Geneve. We’re halfway through an exciting week looking at all of the new timepieces from your favorite brands. Take a look at some of our favorites from the week so far, and be sure to follow along with us on Instagram to stay up to date on all the latest discoveries.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Sihh 2016

Audemars Piguet  Royal Oak Openworked Double Balance Wheel

For the first time from Audemars Piguet, we see the 41mm Royal Oak Openworked with a double-balance wheel escapement. This double balance wheel will ensure even more stability in the watch as each balance wheel should allow the other to self regulate.

PAM SIHH 2016

 Panerai PAM 649 Luminor Black Seal

The PAM649 is actually just one of the two watches found in the Pam 786 Luminor 8 Days Box Set. This box set is inspired by models created in the pre-Vendome era. The PAM 650 Luminor Daylight 8 Days is the second watch of this box set and both watches feature the in-house P5000 manually wound movement. The collection is limited to just 500 sets!

Panerai Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio PAM 0578

Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio

Another exciting Panerai is the Lo Scienziato Lumino 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio. This is dedicated to Galileo Galilei, who help lay the foundations for the development of mechanical timepieces with his discoveries. The classic Luminor case is actually constructed using Direct Laser Sintering which is a form of 3D-Printing. This technique makes the watch incredibly lightweight.

SIHH 2016 Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar

The JLC Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar was originally shown in in 2013 but this time, it has been released with a beautiful black dial. The crispness of this dial gives the watch an entirely new look and feel, especially paired with the high-polish hands and black leather strap.

There are more watches to come and we cannot be more excited to get our hands on these watches again. Follow along with us on Instagram!

Collection from SIHH 2015

A selection of highlights from last year

About Caroline Kallman Joffe
Caroline has been passionately involved in the watch industry for the past 10 years. She has received tremendous education in many facets of the watch industry. Caroline currently serves as the publisher of iW Magazine and is the Marketing Director for Govberg Jewelers.