Day one of the Salon International de Haute Hologerie (SIHH) saw some of the greatest watchmakers across the globe debut stunning, impressive and, in some cases, utterly revolutionary timepieces to bring in 2018. \r\n\r\nDay two is no different with timepiece titans maintaining a clear focus on how they\u2019re going to set themselves apart from the pack. The results are, as expected: some fantastic and groundbreaking products that you\u2019ll have to see to believe.\r\n\r\n\r\n\u00a0You'll also like:\r\nOur Favourite Watches From SIHH 2018 \u2013 Part 1\r\n32 Top Luxury Watch Brands\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nVacheron Constantin\r\nAfter more than 260 years of modernising, improving and revolutionising their products - some that have had a chain reaction and affected the entire industry - Vacheron Constantin are entering 2018 by paying homage to one of their most special creations \u2013 the reference 6073. \r\n\r\nBeyond that, they ensure that their wearers can conquer the globe \u2013 just as VC has \u2013 with some travel-ready watches that are perfect at home or abroad.\r\n\r\n\r\nVacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX\r\nVacheron Constantin\u2019s FIFTYSIX collection is honouring the reference 6073 \u2013 a classic piece from the 1950s that simply transcends era. Because of this, VC have decided to release a collection with something for everyone but still keeping that 1950s motif that looks refined and classy. The three watches, all 40mm and all \u2013 for the first time \u2013 coming in either gold or steel options, all possess various complications giving you plenty to choose from. \r\n\r\nThe self-winding watch is the simplest of the three, but with its calibre 1326 movement, 48-hour power reserve and gorgeous open-worked Maltese cross-shaped oscillating weight, its simplicity doesn\u2019t overshadow its style. The day-date with power reserve indicator sports a self-winding, calibre 2475 SC\/2 movement, but its most appealing features lay on the dial \u2013 the date, the power reserve indicator and day of the week indicator at 3, 6 and 9 o\u2019clock respectively. \r\n\r\nFinally, and arguably the highlight of this collection, the complete calendar model with moon phase indicator looks elegant with its monochrome dial with opaline-sunburst effect. A self-winding movement, calibre 2460 QCL\/1, powers the day of the week, date, month and moon phase indications. \r\n\r\nThe precise and intricate construction of this timepiece means the moon phase indication only needs to be reset once every 122 years \u2013 which is perfect because this collection will be stylish for a lifetime.\r\n\r\n\r\nVacheron Constantin Overseas Collection\r\nThe Overseas collection is, obviously, a tribute to the travelling man and comes with two pieces that are ready for any trans-ocean adventure. The Overseas dual time watch is operating on a mechanical self-winding movement, Vacheron Constantin Calibre 5100 DT, and actually allows for the simultaneous reading of two different time zones thanks to its coaxial hands. \r\n\r\nOn top of that, the 41mm dial also features a day\/night indication and a pointer-type date display. The Overseas Ultra-Thin perpetual calendar watch, however, is a far more innovative piece with a super-slim 4.05mm movement concealing 276 parts. The Vacheron Constantin Calibre 1120 QP\/1 is a self-winding mechanical movement that powers a perpetual calendar and moon-phase indications. \r\n\r\nIn addition, the movement keeps track of any calendar irregularities with no need for correction until the year 2100. The case is an 18 carat 5N pink gold thing of beauty that measures 41.5mm in diameter and is water resistant up to 50 metres.\r\n\r\n\r\nVacheron Constantin\u00a0Traditionnelle\r\nConceived with the purpose of creating a modern expression of the Geneva watchmaking tradition, the aptly named \u2018Traditionnelle\u2019 collection are looking to the celebrate what\u2019s made the practice great with two iconic complications that changed the game \u2013 the complete calendar and the tourbillon. \r\n\r\nThe Traditionnelle Tourbillon is actually a milestone for VC, as it operates on the first self-winding tourbillon movement developed by VC themselves. The Calibre 2160 movement is ultra-slim and has an 80-hour power reserve. The tourbillon component \u2013 appearing at the 6 o\u2019clock mark \u2013 is housed in a carriage that\u2019s entirely hand-bevelled and lays on a opaline silver-toned dial. \r\n\r\nThe \u2018Traditionnelle Complete Calendar\u2019 also features an in-house movement, the Calibre 2460 QCL, that houses 308 components. The complete calendar indication \u2013 with the day above 9 o\u2019clock, the month above 3 o\u2019clock\u2019 and the dates spread around the dial with a third hand \u2013 has been inserted seamlessly into the dial with no clutter. Just above the 6 o\u2019clock mark, you\u2019ll find a moon phase indication that only requires adjustment every 122 years.\r\nVacheron Constantin\r\n \r\nPanerai\r\nWhile a lot of timepiece manufacturers take the popular \u2018less is more\u2019 approach, Panerai are tackling SIHH 2018 with ferocity and courage. \u2018Limitation\u2019 is not in the Panerai vocabulary, especially when you consider their timepieces this year. Whilst they\u2019re toeing a very precarious line between innovation and randomness, they\u2019ve managed to pull it off.\r\n\r\n\r\nPanerai\u00a0L\u2019Astronomo\r\nThe L\u2019Astronomo is actually the first of Panerai\u2019s creations to feature both a moon phase indication and an innovative system using polarised crystals to display the date. Dedicated to Galileo Galilei, this 50mm beauty operates on a skeleton, hand-wound mechanical P.2005\/GLS calibre movement with a power reserve of 4 days. \r\n\r\nPanerai have spared no expense in packing this timepiece with as much innovation as possible, as it includes indications of date, month, a second time zone, a sunset & sunrise indicator, a tourbillon and a moon phase \u2013 the latter two visible from both the front and back due to the skeletal construction.\r\n\r\n\r\nPanerai Luminor Due 45MM\r\nWhile Panerai have three sizes available for their Luminor Due collection (38, 42 and 45mm), bigger is certainly better in this case as the 45mm is the real star. It\u2019s a sleek and elegant watch that doesn\u2019t slack on functionality or innovation. Operating on an automatic P.4002 calibre movement with a 3 day power reserve, this 4.8mm thick watch will blend seamlessly into any suit or formal get-up.\r\n\r\n Complete with date, GMT and power reserve indications on the anthracite sun-brushed dial and a polished steel bezel, the Luminor Due 45mm is the only way to go when it comes to this stunning collection.\r\n\r\n\r\nPanerai\u00a0Lo Scienziato\r\nDesigned in 3D and rocking a bulky yet comfortable 47mm diameter case, the Lo Scienziato is a technological marvel to put it lightly. The hand-wound movement calibre P.2005\/T is made of titanium, like the case and has a power reserve of an impressive 6 days. \r\n\r\nOn the front and the side, you can see the tourbillon cage, GMT hand and day\/night display while the power reserve indicator is visible on the back. Finally, this model has a sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 100m. It\u2019s a skeletal and sturdy timepiece that absolutely screams power.\r\nPanerai\r\n \r\nCartier\r\nCartier\u2019s approach to SIHH 2018 has been about dedication to some of the key moments in the manufacturer\u2019s lifespan, all while reinvigorating them with modernity and style appropriate for the year 2018. \r\n\r\nAfter creating the first ever dedicated pilot\u2019s watch, they\u2019ve opted to reintroduce one of their most iconic moments to a modern audience, 114 years after the original\u2019s release.\r\n\r\n\r\nCartier Santos De Cartier\r\nIn 1904, Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos wanted a watch that he could wear while flying. Cartier stepped up to the challenge and produced the Santos De Cartier, arguably the first dedicated pilot\u2019s watch ever made. Now, the iconic watch has been reissued, refined and reinvigorated for 2018 and the result is stunning. \r\n\r\nWhile still possessing the vintage aesthetic that attracts so many, this collection has vamped up the power and is soaring to new heights with a technological revamp only appropriate for 2018. Running on a calibre 1847 MC movement, the watch remains classic and stylishly timeless \u2013 could\u2019ve been worn 100 years ago, and can be worn 100 years from now. \r\n\r\nWith Roman numeral indexes on the silvered dial and four colour options for the case, this watch comes in a medium (35.1mm x 41.9mm) and a large (39.8mm x 47.5mm) option \u2013 the latter of which comes in a skeletonised model.\r\nCartier\r\n \r\nGirard Perregaux\r\nWith a conscious effort to move away from their traditional classic looks and dive head first into modernity and cutting edge fashion, Girard Perregaux are welcoming 2018 with open arms. Adhering to the three pillars of technology, modernity and audacity, they\u2019ve released timepieces that might not be classic forever but are excellent for right now.\r\n\r\n\r\nGirard Perregaux Bridge Minute Repeater Tri-Axial Tourbillon\r\nLooking like nothing else you\u2019ve ever seen, the Minute Repeater Tri-Axial Tourbillon is the epitome of those three pillars GP are sticking by with this release. Cased in 48mm of titanium, as to so it chimes as loud as possible, the movement operating this marvel is the manual-winding, in-house calibre GP09560, complete with 53 jewels and a 60-hour power reserve. \r\n\r\nThe tri-axial\u00a0tourbillon \u2013 located across the bottom of the dial \u2013 presents an innovative way to display the standard hour, minutes and seconds indications. Also, it leaves the entire top half for the repeater mechanism. It\u2019s a skeletal marvel that echoes innovation with every chime.\r\n\r\n\r\nGirard Perregaux Laureato 42mm Ceramic\r\nWhile the aforementioned watch was a technological feat and audacious at every point, the Laureato 42mm Ceramic is understated, sleek and beyond stylish. In a breathtaking all-black, the entire watch \u2013 from the bracelet to the case to the clasp \u2013 is ceramic which is no easy feat to master, but one Girard Perregaux have mastered nonetheless. \r\n\r\nPowered by the self-winding calibre GP01800-0025 with a 54 hour power reserve, this watch\u2019s innovation lies in its construction as opposed to having fancy complications. \r\n\r\n\r\nGirard Perregaux Laureato Skeleton Ceramic\r\nThis is where Girard Perregaux combine the technological marvel of the Tri-Axial Tourbillon and the sturdy classiness of the 42mm Ceramic. Looking like the lovechild of both, the Laureato Skeleton Ceramic is exactly what it sounds like. \r\n\r\nAlso running on the self-winding calibre GP01800-0025, the ceramic case looks even more stunning in contrast to the skeletonised dial. On top of that, GP added a gold balance wheel and 18k pink gold rotor which offers that refreshing shine if you think the all-black ceramic is too intense.\r\nGirard Perregaux\r\n\r\n\r\n\u00a0You'll also like:\r\nOur Favourite Watches From SIHH 2018 \u2013 Part 1\r\n32 Top Luxury Watch Brands\r\n\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.