From Baume & Mercier to Cartier, Swiss brands at this year’s SIHH aim to be sure global travelers are well informed. World time models are much in evidence in Geneva, and during the first day and a half of debuts we’ve seen the official launch of a new Baume & Mercier Capeland worldtimer, several dual time and world time models at Montblanc, a dual time model from Ralph Lauren and a very rare combination worldtimer and tourbillon via the studios of Richard Mille.
In addition to these globe-hopping debuts, Cartier showed the Tortue world timer it debuted a few weeks ago to raves in a pre-SIHH wave of Cartier models that again show the brand’s very serious attention to useful complications.
Many brands are also becoming serious about expanding or introducing models for women that do much more than simply upsize an existing men’s model. Vacheron Constantin, especially, has devoted much of its debut capital to an extensive ladies Malte collection that offers numerous diamond-flecked models with impressive technical chops. At Roger Dubuis, the Excalibur collection adds stunning women’s models and expect to see diamonds on Montblanc’s high-end Villeret limited editions.