Beginning this upcoming Monday, January 18th, and running through Friday, January 22nd, is the always anticipated, annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. The exhibition will feature showings from some of the largest watch brands as well as a stable of independent brands who are newly invited for 2016. Naturally, the aBlogtoWatch team will be present with the most comprehensive and thorough reporting of the event, and we will be bringing you our hands-on coverage of the latest novelties debuted at SIHH 2016.
There will be fifteen exhibitors: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Vacheron Constantin. Taking the space formerly occupied by Ralph Lauren, 2016 will mark the inaugural year of the Carré des Horlogers, highlighting nine independent brands: Christophe Claret, De Bethune, H. Moser & Cie., Hautlence, HYT, Kari Voutilainen, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F, and Urwerk.
Inside this aBlogtoWatch attribute, we analyze different brands through the lens of the most affordable model. Having previously looked at the entry-level offerings of Rolex, Omega, Panerai, and Hublot… today, a title renowned even far away from the world of watches: Cartier. And none aside from the iconic Tank, in the kind of this Cartier Watches Chicago Replica Tank Solo XL Automatic, represents the most affordable mechanical men’s watch Cartier provides, at around US$3,500. The question is, but what exactly you get together with all the Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic and how well it represents the brand.We don’t need to inform you that Cartier is among the world’s most well-known luxury brands. While I like to approach this show as a new study rather than as how to purchase to a prestigious title for the smallest quantity of money possible… Cartier’s prestige and recognizability are a massive attraction for a fantastic many individuals around the world. Cartier has achieved an incredibly cohesive identity and consistency across a wide range of products, but where can the Cartier Tank Solo XL fit into this? In this article, we want to check at what exactly the Cartier Tank Solo XL provides in terms of value, history, horological interest, fashion, and more vague quality that is Cartier essence. The Cartier Tank turning 100 years old in 2017 also makes it timely to revisit its story that’s a big part of the watch we are considering today.Founded in Paris, France, by Louis-François Cartier at 1847, Cartier as a company is going to be 170 years old in 2017, however is not any more a small family-run jeweler, needless to say. The three grandsons of the founder were Louis, Pierre, and Jacques, and together they oversaw Cartier’s expansion to become a worldwide recognized name – Louis function as very fundamental to our narrative. The next Cartier generation, the kids of those 3 brothers, sold the company in the 1970s to an investor category. And lastly, in 2012, Cartier joined the Richemont Group where it resides now among illustrious colleagues of haute horlogerie.
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