5 best watches from SalonQP 2018
SalonQP is back in London, and with it, some of the best watches to spring forth from Switzerland in 2018.
But reading about watches is a lot different to seeing actual watches. So, to whet your appetite ahead of the big event (November 22 to 24, diaries please), we've collated some of the best pieces and novelties on the billing.
Breguet Marine Chronographe 5527
Swiss watches are complicated, yet Breguet goes the extra mile. From the manufacture responsible for Marie Antoinette's history-making watch, see an equally as impressive piece: the Marine Chronographe 5527 in durable titanium.
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 BMG-TECH 3 Days Automatic PAM 692
With a name as long as the PAM 692's accomplishments, this robust diver's watch blows the competition out of the water. And for that, we can thank a sizeable 47mm that plays host to expert craftsmanship and a material that is harder and lighter than basic steel.
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition
As part of Montblanc's 160th anniversary of Minerva, the 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition 1858 is the most befitting present to commemorate. Think a combination of bronze and ceramic (two materials that have enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent years), alongside a wealth of made-in-Villeret functions: two domed globes, a 24 timezone scale, and a contrast day to night indicator.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic
Boasting a whopping 195 parts and a 40-hour power reserve, Jaeger-LeCoultre's Polaris Automatic packs a lot of watch into a classic, subtle dial. By which we mean an off-centered crown to adjust the time accurately, and an intricate in-house movement: the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 898E/1 to be exact.
Breitling Professional Emergency
As a manufacture that's unafraid to break with convention, the Breitling Professional is the ideal watch for an adventurer-in-waiting: a huge 51mm diameter, a multi-function electric-powered chronometer, and even a distress signal beacon should your trip to the jungles of Papua New Guinea go haywire.
BONUS: Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Complete Calendar
As one of the oldest watch manufactures in Switzerland, Vacheron Constantin has long been at the pinnacle of haute horlogerie. And, thanks to the Fiftysix Complete Calendar, it's sticking there, with this intricate piece comprised of 308 parts, 27 jewels, and an 18-karat pink gold case.