Top picks for the wrist

The number and variety of timepieces unveiled at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie watch fair were staggering

Montblanc ambassador Hugh Jackman and Montblanc Malaysia “friend of the brand” Lawrence Wong at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. Jackman is wearing a Montblanc 1858 Geosphere, while Wong is sporting a Montblanc Star Legacy Full Cal
Montblanc ambassador Hugh Jackman and Montblanc Malaysia “friend of the brand” Lawrence Wong at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. Jackman is wearing a Montblanc 1858 Geosphere, while Wong is sporting a Montblanc Star Legacy Full Calendar.PHOTOS: A. LANGE & SOHNE, CARTIER, IWC, MONTBLANC, ULYSSE NARDIN

As it had done for the last 29 years, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch fair in Geneva wowed, stunned, delighted and disappointed watch lovers in equal measure last week.

The number and variety of timepieces unveiled by 35 key players in the horological world were staggering. Cartier alone unveiled 75 different references while Montblanc released 33.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2019, with the headline 'Top picks for the wrist'. Subscribe