Amongst the participants we see almost all Richemond brands, accompanied by a few indies. We pick 4 novelties for your consideration: IWC, Vacheron Constantin, Roger Dubuis and Piaget.
1) IWC Big Pilot’s Watch AMG G63
IWC has taken inspiration in one of the iconic models of their partner Mercedes-AMG. The Big Pilot’s Watch AMG G63 is named after the luxury SUV and comes in two versions, both taking new steps in case materials, namely 18K Armor Gold and ceramic matrix composite (CMC). Both alloys add more hardness to the case, which has exactly the same measures as the regular ones: 46.2mm by 14.4mm.
The dials are textured, and especially in combination with the carbon-look on the CMC-version it gives the watch a distinctive look, being in my opinion of the more attractive Big Pilot’s versions of recent date. Both versions are not limited.
2) Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac
3) Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Revuelto Flyback Chronograph
5) Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Midnight Blue
The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept is the brand’s ultimate expression of ultra-thin watches. In Shanghai the Midnight Blue version is unveiled, and again the view of a 2mm (!) thin watch is mind-blowing. In line the former Altiplano Ultimate Concept releases, the Midnight Blue edition also features a cobalt alloy build with the characteristic open-worked dial design. Production numbers are not communicated but rest assured this mechanical masterpiece is for a very limited happy few…
Watches and Wonders Shanghai is open from 13th to the 17th of September, and the last two days for the general public.