The Masterpiece 7 was one of Kari Voutilainen's earlier watches, a LeCoultre ebauche completed as a decimal repeater with a second time zone function, inside a hunter-style case with a hand-engraved back.
A stupendously finished yet simple timepiece, the Seiko Credor Eichi II is the second generation of a wristwatch that equals the work of Dufour and Voutilainen.
Long a master of complicated timepieces, Audemars Piguet played a significant role in the development of the wristwatch tourbillon, having created the first ever self-winding tourbillon wristwatch, that eventually evolved into the distinctive Renaud & Papi tourbillon.
Over a decade Louis Vuitton has been growing its watchmaking facilities, culminating in the opening of La Fabrique Du Temps Louis Vuitton in Geneva. Dedicated to movements and dial production, the manufacture is revealed here for the very first time in an exclusive tour.
Steel screws used in watch movements are often blue. Traditionally this is done by heating the screws, hardening them and also giving them an attractive blue colour, a process Henrik Korpela explains in this in-depth article.
Vacheron Constantin finally introduced its long expected chronograph movement at SIHH, along with the Harmony, a new line of cushion-shaped timepieces to mark its 260th anniversary.
Ralph Lauren smartly kept to more affordable watches this year, with several automotive-inspired watches featuring wood with wood dials and bezels, as well as additions to the entry level RL67 Safari Chronometer line.