Jan 29, 2016

TheWATCHES.tv Top 5 Watches Of SIHH 2016

Tags: Audemars Piguet, Best watches, Double Balancier à Différentiel Constant, Greubel Forsey, HM6 SV, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Louis Nardin, Marc André Deschoux, MB&F, Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar, Reverso Classic Gyrotourbillon, Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie, SIHH, SIHH 2016, SIHH 2016, Top 5, Vacheron Constantin

Naturally, there were plenty of watch splendors introduced at SIHH 2016. However, we selected the ones that really stood out above the dozens of other new products. We expected a calmer year in terms of innovation and breathtaking pieces and we were quite right. Consequently, the models that we selected may be less spectacular than those of last year and the year before.

As usual, we picked those that seemed the most innovative, special, interesting, and appealing. And the winners are…

MB&F with its HM6 SV because of the technical challenge of manufacturing the front and the back of this case entirely in sapphire crystal. The result is impressive as its whole exotic movement becomes visible.

We also got hooked also by the Greubel Forsey Double Balancier à Différentiel Constant. The two inclined balance wheels are connected by a so-called improved spherical differential. In addition to connecting the two regulators, it has the ability to also make an average of the torque coming from each of them. It works then like a second step in making the energy going to the movement as regular as possible.

We also picked the Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar by Vacheron Constantin. We found it very chic to mix the sporty new look of the Overseas line with an ultra-thin perpetual calendar movement. This seems like a paradox that gives an chic twist to the model.

Naturally, we wouldn’t be professionals without focusing on the Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie launched by Audemars Piguet. This minute repeater watch was presented last year as a prototype, and it was already noticed by connoisseurs as a serious breakthrough in striking watches. It creates a super loud, clear, and harmonious sound that will surely make its competitors envious. The trick is created using two technical elements: first, the case is made out of a super-light titanium, which helps to make a maximum of volume inside the watch in addition to the superior rigidity it offers, two key factors in amplifying sound. The second element is the real discovery: a soundboard made out of a copper alloy. The gongs are fixed to it, and this configuration helps to elevate the sound to a much grander scale.

Finally, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon had to be included in the list. The Gyrotourbillon is a technical highlight of this manufacture, and for the first time its volume – and consequently its morphology and motion – was reduced to fit into a slimmer Reverso case. Thus, it becomes less demonstrative than the previous version but gains in authenticity, elegance, and wearability thanks to this self-imposed space constraint.

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  • Underdog


    whats with the shit music ? avant garde design cutting edge technology and this piece of shit music as the backdrop. sort it out guys!

    Jul 22, 2018

  • SecretAgentJames


    I didn't know jaeger lecoultre was pronounced as "jejar lecoulter"

    Apr 11, 2017

  • Mike Howard

    Mike Howard

    I'd give my right nut and a kidney for the JLC tourbillon.

    Dec 25, 2016

  • Mohamed Johan Bin Mohd Yusof

    Mohamed Johan Bin Mohd Yusof

    Top 5 watches which only an oligarchs can afford. Thanks guys.

    Oct 25, 2016

  • Bro gun watch

    Bro gun watch

    I was wondering what kind of glasses are you wearing?

    Oct 11, 2016

  • Tomasina Covell

    Tomasina Covell

    Wow, the competition for the world's most impractical, unwearable, most expensive to maintain or repair watches is in full swing!

    Sep 28, 2016

  • Ian Ingham

    Ian Ingham

    l presume the only people who can service these watches are those that actually made them? imagine it-"I think i might skip getting the watch serviced dear,we could do with a new Mercedes"

    Aug 14, 2016

  • bluedialer


    Wow that reverso gyro tourbillon!

    Aug 01, 2016

  • GT


    I think out of these 5 I woul either chose the GF Double balancier or the Reverso Gyrotourbillon. Love that they put the differential into a tower on the dial on the GF. And the exquisit movement in the Reverso is just mesmerizing!

    Jan 30, 2016

  • Nick Boyle

    Nick Boyle

    What about the Lange watches and the Skeleton AP?

    Jan 30, 2016

  • ConRon


    Just some constructive criticism, the music is a bit loud. I can hear you both fine but it's just a bit distracting

    Jan 30, 2016

  • SoCalFreelance


    The Audemars Piguet reminds me of your minute repeater series from a year ago which are some of my favorite videos from you guys

    Jan 30, 2016

  • Simondo


    although I can appreciate the engineering that went into the mb&f I would not be seen dead wearing one !

    Jan 29, 2016

  • jean-françois S

    jean-françois S

    Great job guys, you produce the best videos about watches of all YouTube!

    Jan 29, 2016

  • TheAppleG1


    Je trouve que la Reverso n'a pas été mis en valeur dans leur salon :( Mais sinon, rien a dire, c'est une pièce incroyable :D

    Jan 29, 2016

  • TheMrverdes


    Cartier Drive!

    Jan 29, 2016

  • Electric Pulse

    Electric Pulse

    That reverso is one gorgeous watch.Guys can't you do top 5's with different prices,with maybe a limit of £10k so they are at least achieveable by us humble common men Great video as always,your super smooth......keep it up

    Jan 29, 2016

  • John Morissette

    John Morissette

    Sometimes the music is loud, but you guys do a fantastic job presenting these awesome works.

    Jan 29, 2016

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