A taste of things to come at SIHH 2019

Helping watch aficionados get through what can seem like an interminably long wait before the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie sets the year off to a magnificent start, the exhibiting brands have traditionally used the month of December to offer a taste of the new releases that will be revealed a few weeks later Introduced in 1906, two years after the Santos, it too broke the mould in an era of pocket watches 2019 is the year of the Pilot's watch at IWC, a field in which the brand excels since 1936.

In honour of the first inking chronograph, invented by the French watchmaker, Nicolas Rieussec, and patented in 1821, both watches display chronograph seconds and minutes on twin discs that rotate under a fixed hand Deep-sea diving and exploration are the leitmotivs of 2019 at Panerai, as shown by this Submersible Chrono with flyback function; a professional dive watch in titanium, water-resistant to 300 metres and inspired by French free-diving champion Guillaume NĂ©ry Since teaming up with Pirelli and Lamborghini Squadra Corse, Roger Dubuis watches have become race cars for the wrist, with movements inspired by the engine blocks of the legendary Italian automaker's cars and cases styled like bodywork, mounted on Pirelli straps.

Every watch to come out of Vacheron Constantin's Les Cabinotiers department is unique, the only one of its kind and a masterpiece of craftsmanship and technical skill. . More