Granted there are hundreds of fantastic luxury watches worth musing over. However, fewer are more likely to get your heart rate ticking faster than this rundown of revered regulators.
Chopard prides itself on being the ‘artisan of emotions’ and this timepiece certainly conjures up all of the right ones. Cast in a strong armor of Lucent Steel featuring a galvanic blue brass dial with sunburst motif inspired by the iris of an eagle’s eye. It comes equipped with Chopard chronometer-certified mechanical movement with automatic winding, presented on a wonderfully dogmatic bracelet. This is a watch to evoke an assured commitment to taste and would make an enviable addition to any personal collection.
Vacheron Constantin – Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph
This is truly an exceptional specimen stemming from the Vacheron Constantin Grandes Complications workshops. The piece effortlessly segways the elegance of a classically styled watch with the temperament of a chronograph. Boasting a fine tourbillon mechanism accentuated by a new carriage configuration, it sublimely combines a monopusher chronograph with a tourbillon. This is not only a piece that recalls its origins, it flaunts its vanguard performance credentials too.
An exceptional all-purpose watch, this is the perfect accomplice in sport, on the red carpet and even at the beach. Its features recall the classic namesake from the 1980s and make it instantly recognizable. The eye-catching Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp perfectly expresses Breitling’s modern-retro style, as does the signature rotating bezel with rider tabs. The new Chronomat celebrates a significant time in Breitling’s history while projecting a clear vision for the future. A great piece that will compliment any season of your life.
Faithful to Maison’s jewelry spirit, this men’s watch celebrates the nonchalant elegance of today’s dandies, who exude a very personal and Parisian sense of style, one rooted in reinvented tradition and considered casualness. The cushion shape of the dial echoes the Régent, a diamond chosen by Napoléon and set by the Maison in the hilt of his consular sword, while its clean lines speak expertly toward contemporary jewelry refinement.
The Chanel J12 has ruled as the iconic ceramic watch for the past two decades, and its evolution epitomizes the brands increasing prowess in high-end watchmaking. This 12-piece limited edition incarnation sits among the rarest and most special releases in the world right now. The entire piece is composed of transparent sapphire, excluding only the hands, train wheels, mainspring, and a few other smaller mechanical components. Each hour marker is a diamond as is the bezel meaning it not only delivers on craftsmanship, it obliterates the wow factor barometer. Even the case is made of transparent sapphire – say no more.
Hermês – Arceau Squelette Watch
This mysterious and enigmatic watch lends itself to elegance and understated lightness. Its skeleton heart appears beneath a smoked crystal, punctuated by openwork numerals. Designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978, it is the epitome of formal classicism and singularity. Its carefully studied design, its round case with asymmetrical stirrup-shaped lugs, along with its sloping font evoking a galloping horse in true Hermés form, all contribute to establishing its timeless yet contemporary nature. Hovering between shadow and light, this new interpretation of time reveals the complexity of mechanical architecture quite exceptionally.
Gucci – G-Timeless Slim Timepiece
Gucci has taken their G-Timeless slim collection in two new directions this time around. The revived timepieces feature the charming Gucci bee motif as a rotating central second hand. One of the new styles brings a dynamic touch to the line with an elegant nine-link bracelet. This style is offered in three classic but refined colorways – yellow gold PVD with a silver sunbrushed dial, or steel with a silver or black sunbrushed dial. If you’re feeling more ‘out there’ it also comes in a range of other joyful colors.
This new timepiece celebrates the aesthetic codes of the Forever Fendi Collection and the very essence of its design. Creatively reinterpreting the Maison’s FF logo through its signature bracelet, it embodies the brands ability to seamlessly unify tradition and modernity, so expertly hinged on the menswear aesthetic of the Roman Maison. The sleek 39 mm case and the FF logo bracelet with its impactful design capture the unwavering innovative spirit we’ve come to admire from the style arbiter.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control
Decorous but handsomely classic, this is a distinguished development of the brand’s ongoing Master Control collection. Expertly demonstrated in the combination chronograph with a triple calendar display and a moon-phase, which is a first for any Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece. The piece distinctly marks the ancient links between watchmaking and astronomy with a quiet confidence that’s very endearing.
IWC – Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide
As a nautical sports watch, this piece is all about combining timeless style with ruggedness and high water-resistance. The new models in the collection boast a 44-millimetre diameter, have a filigree bezel and flat casing ring that lend a particular elegance to the case proportions. This is the first watch from IWC to feature the newly developed tide indication, which indicates the arrival of the next high and low tide, making your move into the exceptional watch game plain sailing.
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