the outer lim­its

From the crazily ex­pen­sive to the just plain crazy, these watches make a state­ment – even if we’re not al­ways sure what that is

Australian T3 - - THE LORDS OF TIME -

Greubel Forsey Plat­inum GMT

A GMT watch dis­plays the hour in dual time zones, but this beast goes fur­ther, with a globe that spins in 24-hour cy­cles, not only light­ing up the hour as it moves, but also mov­ing a black scale to in­di­cate night fall. $645,000, greubelforsey.com

Harry Win­ston Opus XII

Fifty-nine piv­ot­ing minute hands and eleven ro­tat­ing tri­an­gles mark­ing the hours van­ish and reap­pear to give you a vague sense time pass­ing. $410,900, har­ry­win­ston.com

Hublot MP-05 LaFer­rari

The move­ment has a def­i­nite rac­ing feel, with swiv­el­ling an­odised cylin­ders dis­play­ing the hours min­utes and sec­onds. Only 50 will ever be made. $325,650, hublot.com

HYT H1 Black DLC and Pink Gold

A pis­ton and bel­lows are op­er­ated by the me­chan­i­cal move­ment that pumps glow­ing yel­low fluid around the bezel, high­light­ing the cur­rent hour. $209,500, hyt­watches.com

MB&F HM5 on the road again RT

In­spired by the look of 1970s Amer­i­can sports cars, this uses sap­phire prisms to mag­nify and project the time on to its side-mounted dash. $112,800, mbandf.com

Arnold & Son Time Pyramid

The pyra­mid­shaped mech­a­nism is hand-fin­ished and hand-wound, with 27 in­set jewels en­sur­ing smooth run­ning. $43,700, arnoldand­son.com

Louis Vuit­ton Escale Worldtime

Of a limited edi­tion of 20, this hand-painted face fea­tures 24 world lo­ca­tions, with the time picked out by three ro­tat­ing di­als. $72,850, louisvuit­ton.com.au

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