SIHH 2015 begins on January 19 and runs till January 23 and is one of the most significant watch fairs . This is where the Richemont Group exhibits their main novelties for the year. To listen to my podcast more about the SIHH watch fair click here.
Cartier being the cash cow of the Richemont Group will release their follow up enhanced Rotonde Annual Calendar in a NEW 40 mm size. You may remember that this watch debuted at SIHH 2012 in a bigger 45 mm size.
This new re-design offers the watch aficionado a much more refined and sophisticated look with a smaller 40 mm size. In my opinion dress watches should never be over sized. They should cap of at 42 mm because that’s how elegance is truly achieved with a dress watch.
The watch will be made available in 18k rose gold and 18k white gold. A new automatic manufactured calibre 9908 MC was developed for this watch. This has a 48 hour power reserve and operates at 28,800 vibrations per hour. The best part is that all the functions of the watch can be operated by the single winding crown.
Also the function displacements have changed. The month function has traded places with the days of the week function. So the Month’s are now visible on the inner ring showing three month’s at a time, while the days of the week are on the outer edge of the dial where the current day is marked with a red block.