JLC has announced many new models for SIHH 2014, all of which I will cover in this post.
Unique Travel Time
A revolutionary watch using their in-house 383 double-wing movement. It is the only watch that allows to the minute adjustment of a second time zone.
Quantième Lunaire Enamel
Named after the large moonphase indicator and Grand Feu enamel dial it is in a 40mm white gold case. It uses the 381 movement, another dual-wing.
Both of the Master watches are "ultra thin", a very popular feature in this day and age. Both watches have the 1000 hour control test before passing.
With one new model in the Hybris Mechanica collection you know it will be a good one.
Hybris Mechanica Eleven
This watch stuffs features such as a minute repeater, and a flying tourbillon all in an ultra-thin 7.9mm thick case, making it the thinnest minute repeater on the market. Yes, it even beats Vacheron Constatin whose minute repeater is 8.09mm thick. WOW! The movement (caliber 362) is thicker than VC but not the watch as a whole. The watch is in a white gold case.
Again, only one addition in this collection, but it is a good-looking watch.
Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931
It is a pink gold case with a beautiful chocolate brown dial. It has the caliber 822/2 inside. The movement is squished into only a case only 7.3mm thick. The rectangle dimensions are 46.8mm (lug to lug) and 27.4mm (diameter). It is inspired by a watch from, well, 1931.
A great year in the past and a good looking future. The watches, although we can be sure they are pricey, will sell not only because of their technological innovations like the thinnest minute repeater and the dual-wing movement but also because of looks. They really focused on ultra thin design and they were able to pass, at least in my book, with flying colors.
Jake Fogarty is the founder of It's All About Watches and writer for most of what you will read here. If you want to contact me you can visit the contact and advertising page.
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