Starting this upcoming Monday, January 16th, and running through Friday, January 20th, is the always anticipated, annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. The exhibition will feature displays from some of the largest watch brands as well as a stable of independent brands who are newly invited for 2017. This year also features a first for SIHH – a day open to the public on the final day, January 20th. The aBlogtoWatch team will be ready and present with the most comprehensive reporting of the event, and we will be bringing you our hands-on coverage of the latest novelties to debut at SIHH 2017. And if that didn’t already excite you, get ready to take an even closer behind the scenes look when we host our own aBlogtoWatch day on Thursday, January 19th at the show.
Seventeen exhibitors can be seen: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels. This year marks the second of the Carré des Horlogers, now grown to thirteen independent brands: Christophe Claret, Grönefeld, H. Moser & Cie., Hautlence, HYT, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F, Manufacture Contemporaine Du Temps, Ressence, Romain Jerome, Speake-Marin, Urwerk, and Voutilainen.
Of both watches, I feel that the best addition to the Parmigiani Fleurier Watches For Sale Replica Fleurier portfolio would be the Tonda Métropolitaine Selene. The Métropolitaine line is grand, filled mostly with guilloche thick or mother-of-pearl dials and Parmigiani Fleurier has done a fantastic job of advertising them towards women. That explains why I was surprised when looking back and recognizing that there wasn’t a “Galaxy” dial comprised until now. As soon as the Tonda 1950 Galaxy set was released, a consistent criticism was that it looked feminine.The polished stainless steel case measures in 33.1mm using an 8.6mm thickness — big enough to appreciate the dial, but small enough to maintain maximum classiness. The bezel features 72 diamonds making a entire carat weight of .496 (triggering many OCD tendencies). Additionally, and like its big brother, the watch includes a sapphire caseback showcasing the Côtes de Genève decorated PF310 motion. In fact, the entire watch uses a straightforward white gold color scheme that makes what might be a hectic dial attractively legible. In lieu of this strong lume-filled hour and second hands of the original, Parmigiani Fleurier chosen for skeletonized hands in order not to detract from the dial — something that I want the Tonda 1950 Galaxy Set did. My only criticism is the date window that spans a three day date-span — something I believe should have been a smaller, single-day window to stay away from your “tennis-y” feel that it gives it. The watch will come with a blue alligator leather strap plus a blue cloth strap.
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