IWC Schaffhausen turns 150 years old with a Jubilee collection of 28 designs that offers a spectrum of price points that almost everyone can indulge in. Expect new models from four of the house’s most beloved collections – including the Portugieser, Portofino, Pilot’s Watch and Da Vinci – and one that pays homage to the emblematic Pallweber pocket watch.
IWC's Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”
A watch that any design aficionado can get behind, this Pallweber watch is the brand’s first wristwatch with a jumping numeral module. Think of it as tongue-in-cheek take on a digital watch – done in a stylishly IWC way.
IWC's Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years”
Women are of course not left out of the celebrations with stunning Da Vinci Automatics (graced IWC’s new in-house 82200 calibre) and diamond-set Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phases to look forward to.
IWC's in-booth cafe
Bringing up the cool quotient of SIHH is IWC’s hip cafe, found inside its booth. A sight for weary eyes and comfort for weary feet.
Franck Muller's Vanguard Invisible-set diamonds
For a change of pace, we leave the Palexpo for a quick visit to Franck Muller who has aerated its Vanguard with several new models including a new sporty and vibrantly-hued diving watch and this impressive invisible-set diamond number here. Definitely not for the faint of heart.
Franck Muller's Vanguard Lady Gravity
Next on the list is the new Vanguard Lady Gravity that, much like its male counterpart, features a distinctive oversized tourbillon – dressed in diamonds and the brand’s signature multi-coloured numerals, of course.
Franck Muller's Vanguard Lady Heart Skeleton
Also keep a look out for the Vanguard Lady Heart Skeleton, which sees the brand bringing together two popular features – its skeleton movement and heart motif – for a feminine crowd-pleaser.
Cartier's Mystery Clock exhibition at SIHH 2018
Back at Palexpo, we end our time at the fair with a visit to Cartier’s Mystery Clock exhibition. Featuring 19 historical mystery clock from its museum archives, this exhibition is the first to have such a large number of Cartier mystery clocks showcased together – including the 1914 clock that started it all. And with that, we say: Au revoir, till next year!