It\u2019s a new year, which means that the who\u2019s who of the industry are gathering in Geneva once again for the Salon International de Haute Hologerie (SIHH). In 2017, we were on the ground and got to experience technological timepiece marvels that you normally wouldn\u2019t be able to conceive in your wildest dreams, and this year is no different. Trends and styles that you\u2019ll be seeing on wrists everywhere throughout the year have made their debut, and watchmaking companies have ensured that the sky truly is the limit.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou'll also like:\r\nWatches to Die For \u2013 SIHH 2017 (Part 1)\r\n32 Top Luxury Watch Brands\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nJaeger LeCoultre Rebirth the Everyman's Watch\r\nJaeger LeCoultre entered 2018 with one, direct focus \u2013 their new Polaris collection. The adventure-inspired collection is aimed at the 2018\u2019s everyman \u2013 where, to exist now, you must be prepared and ready for everything. In that essence, these sports watches are made with the intent of equipping one with all they need to tackle the everyday and beyond without compromising on style.\r\n\r\n\r\nJaeger LeCoultre\u00a0Polaris Automatic\r\nOut of the Polaris collection, the Polaris Automatic is the simplest but it\u2019s also the most classic. With the iconic two-crown complication, one for setting the time and one for rotating the inner crown bezel. The dial, available in black or ocean blue is actually tri-textured \u2013 with sunrayed, grained and opaline finishes. With a water resistance of 100m and an automatic Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre 898\/1 movement with a 40 hour power reserve, this watch is classic and straightforward.\r\n\r\n\r\nJaeger LeCoultre\u00a0Polaris Chronograph World Time\r\nThe 44mm, titanium case that encapsulates the Polaris Chronograph World Time is only the surface of what makes this watch perfect for a world traveller. With two chronograph pushers, and another crown at the 10 o\u2019clock mark that controls the rotating city disc. That city disc allows you to set the time to the city you are in, as well as being able to see the time in 23 other cities across the globe. \r\n\r\nThe large size of this watch means the world time readability is far easier than other WT watch available. It sports an automatic mechanical movement, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 752, and has a 65 hour power reserve. Finally, it also features that same tri-textured dial as the Polaris Automatic, linking the collection all together.\r\n\r\n\r\nJaeger LeCoultre\u00a0Polaris Memovox\r\nThe 1968 Polaris Memovox watch is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, so Jaeger LeCoultre has issued a special, limited edition timepiece celebrating the momentous occasion. This 42mm, 200m water resistant watch as a three crown design \u2013 one for setting the special alarm feature, one for inner rotating bezel and one for setting the time \u2013 and has a triangle in the centre of the dial to serve as the alarm indicator. \r\n\r\nThe Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre 956 movement features a gong mechanism, along with central seconds and an instant-jump date-change system. This movement is actually the same base as was used in by Jaeger LeCoultre in the 1950s, but has been consistently modernised and updated. This watch shows both reliability and commitment, while still looking very sleek and elegant.\r\nJaeger LeCoultre\r\n\r\nIWC Are Celebrating a Massive Milestone\r\nTimepiece giants IWC have hit a monumental milestone, with 2018 marking their 150th year in the business. To celebrate, they\u2019ve released a special\u00a0jubilee collection comprising of 27 limited-edition models, that are all aesthetically connected with an imprinted white or blue dial, achieved by applying several layers of lacquer that harks back to heritage enameled finishes.\r\n\r\n\r\nIWC Tribute To Pallweber Edition \u2018150 Years\u2019\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTo mark the monumental occasion, IWC has crafted the perfect tribute \u2013 representing the company\u2019s illustrious and fruitful past while also keeping focus on their bright future. Being the flagship model in this year\u2019s IWC release and coming in three references, the digital display pocket watch, known as The Pallweber, is now being offered as a wristwatch. \r\n\r\nIt uses a jumping disc method to display the time, adding to the watch\u2019s white minimalist aesthetic, and took five years of engineering to get just right. With an in-house movement of calibre 94200 and a mighty 60-hour power reserve, IWC have really pulled out all the stops for this iconic timepiece that doesn\u2019t compromise style, functionality or innovation.\r\n\r\n\r\nIWC\u00a0Big Pilot\u2019s Watch Big Date Edition \u2018150 Years\u2019\r\nOut of all three limited edition Pilot watches that IWC displayed this year, the most stunning is that of the Date edition. It\u2019s the first Big Pilot\u2019s Watch released by IWC to feature a date display under the 12 o\u2019clock mark. Featuring a movement operated by an in-house calibre 59210, this watch is sporting an absolutely monstrous eight day power reserve. The power reserve display has been moved to the caseback in a successful effort to keep the dial as minimalist as possible.\r\n\r\n\r\nIWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon\r\nWith an 18ct rose-gold casing in the lacquered white and blue dial, the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon is the epitome of luxury. The tourbillon itself sits at the 12 o\u2019clock point, while the moon phase can be found at 6 o\u2019clock. Operating on a newly developed IWC calibre 51950 movement, this watch has an impressive seven day power reserve thanks to its solid gold rotor and its automatic winding system. \r\n\r\nOn top of that, the movement itself is made up of 82 individual components and only weighs a diminutive 0.635 grams. This timepiece is opulence and luxury at its most meticulous.\r\nIWC\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPiaget are Lighter and Brighter than Ever\r\nAfter 2017, a year the Western world has defined as particularly bleak, people everywhere are looking to make their 2018 bigger and brighter. Championing that movement in watchmaking is Piaget, whose theme this year is \u2018the sunny side of life.\u2019 While still spearheading their campaign to keep producing mind-blowingly thin timepieces, Piaget have endeavoured to make their 2018 lighter and brighter than they\u2019ve ever been before.\r\n\r\n\r\nPiaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic\r\nFour years ago Piaget launched the Altiplano\u00a038 mm 900P Ref. G0A39111, which at the time held the record for being the slimmest manual winding watch in the world. Ones for consistency, Piaget have now launched the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic which currently holds the record for being the slimmest self-winding watch in the world. With a thickness of 4.30 mm, this could be the be-all and end-all of slim timepieces. \r\n\r\nThis watch is so slim, in fact, that there really is no measurable movement \u2013 the gears and pivots of the movement are simply mounted directly on the case back which renders the need for a conventional main plate obsolete. The off-centre dial, which has been recessed slightly under the visible bridges, is completely encompassed by the entire gear train \u2013 meaning that every component of this watch is visible. Couple that with a 50 hour power reserve, and it\u2019s clear that Piaget haven\u2019t spared functionality in this remarkably thin watch.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPiaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept\r\nWhile this is still only a concept and not available to the public yet, Piaget\u2019s Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch is something one has to see to believe. Coming in at a near microscopic 2mm in height, this is quite simply the slimmest mechanical watch ever made. Four years in development, it required a new cobalt-based alloy for the movement base plate, which is actually built into the case back. \r\n\r\nThe deconstructed aesthetic of this masterpiece was only achievable due to the resizing of other components of the watch. For example, the wheels were miniaturised to 0.12mm from the more conventional 0.2mm and the sapphire crystal is only 0.2mm deep and is integrated in the case with a specially-made cement.\r\nPiaget\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou'll also like:\r\n32 Top Luxury Watch Brands\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to\u00a0Man of Many? You can also follow us on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.