As we get to the last day of Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2017, STYLE weighs in on some of the most impressive new watches we’ve seen at the fair not only for their extraordinary complications but also magnificent craftsmanship.

Vacheron Constantin – Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600

The unique timepiece is fit with 23 astronomical complications including the equation of time, perpetual calendar, and solar time indications. Despite the amount of complications, the piece is still very wearable. The 514-part calibre is only 8.7mm thick.

 

Vacheron Constantin reaches for the stars at SIHH 2017 with a new complication

Panerai – Lab-ID

Probably the only watch that comes with a 50-year guarantee, the Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech, limited to 50 pieces, is super-light and features an extremely black dial thanks to the carbon nanotube-coated Vantablack material that’s been applied.

 

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Greubel Forsey – Grande Sonnerie

Greubel Forsey’s first minute repeater is fitted with a water-resistant case. The house’s iconic 24-second inclined tourbillon rotates in the asymmetrical titanium case. The timepiece is also very wearable – standing at around 43.5mm case. Only about five to eight pieces will be produced each year.

 

Beyond the limits, Grande Sonnerie by Greubel Forsey. Many thanks to @watchanish

A video posted by Greubel Forsey Gallery Tokyo (@greubel.forsey.japan) on Jan 12, 2017 at 6:22am PST

 

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Van Cleef & Arpels – Lady Arpels Papillon Automate

We were really impressed when we saw this poetic complication. The beautifully executed watch brings to life a butterfly fluttering its wings on a three-dimensional dial. The automaton complication can be set on demand.

 

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A Lange & Sohne – Tourbograph Perpetual “Pour le Mérite”

For the first time, A Lange & Sohne combines the fuse-and-chain transmission with a one-minute tourbillon, a chronograph with rattrapante function and a perpetual calendar. The complicated piece is the fifth addition to the house’s “pour le merite” series. The 684-part caliber beats inside of a platinum case with a diameter of 43 mm.

 

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Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Spider Carbon

The piece visualises a few of the house’s iconic know-how such as skeletonised movement, and the use of carbon and titanium. For the first time, Roger Dubuis renders its movement plate and Astral Skeleton flying tourbillon upper-cage entirely in carbon. The piece is thus extremely light. Only 28 pieces will be available.

 

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Audemars Piguet – Perpetual Calendar

The piece, with a perpetual calendar function, is made of modern ceramic which makes it much lighter than its counterparts made in gold or platinum. Its extra-thin movement also makes the piece more wearable. The oscillating weight can be customised.

 

A video posted by @dimfromcos on Jan 19, 2017 at 7:11pm PST

 

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Cartier– Panthere Joueuse de Cartier

The panther, Cartier’s house motif, is reinterpreted for a cute and playful look. The timepiece has no hands. The diamond and gemstone panther keeps reaching for a tiny diamond ball with its paw. The ball rotates around the dial showing the hours and the paw indicates the minutes.

 

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Jaeger-LeCoultre – Hybris Artistica Mystérieuse

The unique men’s model will only be available in a limited edition of five pieces. Beating inside the case is the in-house movement Calibre 941. The pieces can be customised.

 

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Piaget– Gouverneur High Jewellery Jumping Hours

The piece features a total of about 70.88 ct of diamonds. It demonstrates the house’s delicate stone-setting technique. The planisphere is decorated with Grand Feu miniature enamel. Priced at HK$13.2 million, the watch is a unique piece.

 

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