Frederic Jouvenot Chronographe Evolution I
One of the most innovative new timepieces to debut at the Salon International de la Haute Horologerie (SIHH) in Geneva this week is this watch by young French-Swiss watchmaker Frederic Jouvenot. The automatic Chronographe Evolution 1 (above) is billed as the first classic chronograph with a fully visible automatic winding mechanism on the face. It features a 44mm case in either 18-karat white or rose gold with black gold detailing, and is limited to only 88 pieces each. Waterproof to a depth of 50 meters, it has a massive bi-directional gold central winding rotor, 50 hour power reserve, and a sapphire exhibition window on the reverse revealing the complex mechanism.