Blancpain tells us the watch received its to start with update within the early 1990s, when Blancpain switched on the F. Piguet Caliber 1150 as a new base, with two new plates (numbers 65 and 67). The very first switched the order on the day and month displays, whilst the 2nd shifted the moon’s place to the dial, as a result enabling the seconds to get indicated at 6 o’clock co-axially with the moon show. The new calibers (6553 and 6763, respectively) had been slightly more substantial in diameter (32mm vs. 27mm) however they had been also thinner than their record-breaking predecessor (by .08mm), indicating Blancpain’s wish to pursue dimension as one of its marketing factors.
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.
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