Here’s presenting some of the most exotic timepieces from the finest watchmakers. If you need to ask how much, you probably can’t afford them.
1. HARRY WINSTON— HISTORIE DE TOURBILLON It’s a unique timepiece that highlights the complexity and mechanical beauty of the tourbillons within the watch. The rectangular, white gold case of the watch is 65 millimeters wide. With sapphires and citrines lining the scale and 50 hours of power reserve, this singular timepiece is hard to ignore.
2. BAUME & MERCIER B&M continues with its realignment based on ‘family values’ and, for men’s models, delving into its archive to produce subtly reworked versions of its best looker, the Capeland chronograph. It is dressy and sporty, vintage and modern, all at the same time and has the movement chops to appeal even to complication aficionados.
3. PATRIMONY TRADITIONNELLE 14-DAY TOURBILLON An exceptional tourbillon and the absolute purity of a round, understated case housing a complication boasting unprecedented performances: Vacheron Constantin Calibre 2260 beating at the heart of the watch is unequalled.
4. TAG HEUER CARRERA CALIBRE 1887 The anthracite-coloured dial and alligator strap grab the eyes, but what really holds the attention are the simple, clean lines and the broad, uncluttered dial. The precision craftsmanship and attention to detail becomes clearer on a second glance. Elegant and modern, yet faithful to the timeless codes of Swiss luxury watch making, its elegant minimal design makes it the perfect timepiece.
5 JEAN MARCEL
Truly remarkable, much sought-after and desired by watch collectors, Jean Marcel provide their wearers with a unique and comforting feeling of content. The watches in their latest collection feature a durable stainless steel case, bezel, lugs, crown, bracelet and butterfly clasp. The tonneau shaped gray dial features silver toned numeric and triangle hour markers. Classical and modern at the same time, these wrist watches provide a convincingly harmonical overall picture of case and dials.
6 MONTBLANC TIMEWALKER
A second time zone synchronized with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) makes this self-winding timepiece the perfect companion for all frequent travellers. Its robust 42-mm case combines with a narrow bezel to provide ample room for a big dial. The spaciousness maximizes the comprehensibility and legibility of the different displays.
7 VERSACE CHARACTERAUTOMATIC
Equipped with an automatic winding mechanical movement with a second hand and date which can be seen from the see-through case back, this beauty comes in an exclusive limited edition of 200 pieces.
8 PHILOSOPHIA—THE PARADOXICAL TIMEKEEPER
Ordered from Atelier Cabinotiers and christened Philosophia, it brilliantly sets the scene for the peaceful coexistence of fine watch-making. Unique in its spirit, aesthetics and exclusive mechanism, it goes without saying that this Vacheron Constantin model is a neighbour’s envy, owner’s pride.
9 NABUCCO CUORE CALDO 12
A refined and exclusive timepiece, the Nabucco Cuore Caldo Twelve exploits a division of choice, involving the subtle blend of the modernity of steel with the lightness of titanium and carbon fiber, without forgetting the warmth and richness of 18 carat rosegold.
10 PIAGET ALTIPLANO AUTOMATIC SKELETON
This is the world’s thinnest automatic timepiece and is cased in brilliant 18K white gold. The movement is Piaget’s 1200s which measures in at an amazing 2.4mm. Eschewing intricate engravings commonly found on common skeleton timepieces, the Altiplano Automatic Skeleton banks on austere aesthetics to make its point. What collectors must surely appreciate about the Altiplano Automatic Skeleton, apart from its obviously painstaking construction, is its dapper elegance.
11 HAEMMER GENT’S GIANT COLLECTION
Haemmer renowned for being big, bold and luxurious and at an affordable price, is characterised by a very modern outlook and appeal, to entice an audience of great taste. Being virtually impossible to ignore, these watches don’t just make an impression, they make a lifestyle statement. In just four years now, Haemmer has established itself as an international luxury brand, distributed in over 40 countries, around four continents. The timepieces in the Gent’s Giant collection are typically 50mm giants with a convenient left-sided screw down crown.
12 VACHERON CONSTANTIN LES UNIVERS INFINIS
Inspired by the technique of periodic paving or tessellation, and by the work of Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher, these three exceptional watches have brought together the decorative crafts of enamelling, gemsetting, engraving and guilloche work. The three watches in the collection, each a limited edition of 20, are equipped with the selfwinding Calibre 2460, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin and hallmarked Poinçon de Genève.
13 GIRARD PERREGAUX 1966 MINUTE REPEATER
The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater model pays homage to the most prestigious of haute horlogerie traditions. Pure design, noble materials and a beautiful complication: the piece displays all the signs of an exceptional timepiece. This is not the most expensive timepiece for nothing.