Jan 29, 2016

Mechanical Marvels Of SIHH 2016

Tags: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon, DB25 World Traveller, Greubel Forsey, Louis Nardin, Marc André Deschoux, Mechanical Marvels, Parmigiani Fleurier, Rotonde Astromystérieux, Senfine, SIHH, SIHH 2016, SIHH 2016

Even if we didn’t pick them for our Top 5 ranking, some exceptional watches launched at SIHH 2016 deserve to be in the spotlight too. We selected four models that, for us, are so special and exceptional that they had to figure in a dedicated ranking.

First: the De Bethune DB25 World Traveller looks simple but hides a treasury of technology in order to display a second time zone as well as world time. Additionally, it is very easy to set, which is a massive advantage for this kind of watch.

Then the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon was THE masterpiece presented by the venerable Saxon manufacture. The dial of this watch is, of course, splendid, but the back is simply stunning. And we always love to see tourbillons hidden on the back of the watch.

The next one, visible at Cartier, is called the Rotonde Astromystérieux. What a watch! The movement floats in the middle with no visible connection with the case. It is entirely controlled by a total of four sapphire crystal discs that also allow the caliber to revolve around its own axis in one hour. This mysterious watch is the most precise and honest tribute to Cartier’s remarkable history with mysterious clocks.

Finally, the Senfine prototype from Parmigiani Fleurier is the first wristwatch equipped with the new silicon Genecand regulator. Based on a grasshopper type of escapement, it allows the timepiece to save hours of power reserve. This timepiece embodies the ability of Parmigiani group to significantly innovate as well open new and interesting ways to increase the performances of its mechanical calibers.

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  • Roman Mechetner

    Roman Mechetner

    Parmigiani, hmmm, bulova accutron without the battery ? Pretty interesting, but not something new, these escapements been around for 50 plus years, or the idea, modern technology made it possible through the use of special materials, very nicely done though.

    Apr 07, 2018

  • Mike Howard

    Mike Howard

    The Lange is crazy complex. Wow!

    Nov 10, 2016

  • Benny Walker

    Benny Walker

    great video

    Jun 04, 2016

  • manduheavy vazquez

    manduheavy vazquez

    De Bethune maybe the best work mechanical in this video. Elegant, beautiful, original, Elegancy, and the most important own design.

    Feb 04, 2016

  • Luis Daniel Santander F.

    Luis Daniel Santander F.

    Is the song in the background something made by Grammatik? This year had so much innovation!

    Feb 03, 2016

  • Satan's Trilogy

    Satan's Trilogy


    Feb 03, 2016

  • Alex Pearce

    Alex Pearce

    Isnt that Parmigiani the same thing as the Seiko Spring drive?

    Feb 02, 2016

  • Panerai Ferrari

    Panerai Ferrari

    Its great to see the subscriptions going up on this channel ... anyone that's into watches needs to subcribe to Watches.TV

    Jan 31, 2016

  • lenspaulding


    Changing my perspective on Watches from a very long time old vintage, Watch collector.

    Jan 30, 2016

  • yiannis merianos

    yiannis merianos

    parmigiani for me different look in watchmaking pioneered in deed! although I wouldn't say no no to a de bethune!

    Jan 29, 2016

  • MrCarGuy20


    70 DAYS??!!

    Jan 29, 2016

  • Daniel Williams

    Daniel Williams

    I love these guys, so cool :)

    Jan 29, 2016

  • timstring0902


    The second watch has a stunning backside, why didn't they designed it to be in the face of the watch :-S

    Jan 29, 2016

  • AttitudeAdjusterAA


    Lange++ is my dream, no gimmicky crap just pure style and function

    Jan 29, 2016



    2:55 - is that 70 ! days ? That would be a real breakthrough !

    Jan 29, 2016

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