How is it that we’re already speaking of next year’s SIHH when 2016’s one feels like it was just weeks ago?
In all seriousness — it really shouldn’t feel like that because a lot has happened since the January watch fair in Geneva. Vacheron Constantin for one, after the lauded introduction of their 2016 Overseas collection, at said fair, went on to unveil a multitude of other timepieces that had been waiting down the pipeline.
There was, for instance, the Maître Cabinotier Retrograde Armillary Tourbillon, the Métiers d’Art Élégance Sartoriale collection, a later addition to the Overseas collection — the Overseas Worldtime, a Quai de l’Île in Stainless Steel, a new version of the much adored Cornes de Vache 1955 in rose gold — and, of course, within all of those watch announcements we really shouldn’t forget the monumental collaboration they did with photographer extraordinaire, Steve McCurry, which took us to places around the world such as New York City and then to Kyoto and Tokyo in Japan.
No time to stop and take a breath though, because leading the pack for sneak peak announcements ahead of SIHH 2017 — Vacheron Constantin has just revealed two new timepieces, which further enforce the maison’s deliberate pursuit of the market even in the light of the industry’s present climate.