Listening to the crystal-clear tones of Audemars Piguet’s new Royal Oak Concept RD#1—completely audible from across the room—epitomizes the sort of transcendent moments that can occur at the annual Swiss watch shows. Even though the watch is not a commercial product, and has no future release date announced, to hear it is to know that a page has been turned in the development of the complication. And while the Concept RD#1 may have stolen the show, there were plenty of other significant releases at the 25th edition of Geneva’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. Here, with all of their merits and maybe a few warts, is a selection of the most memorable new releases from the show.
FEBRUARY 05, 2015