Fab­u­lous Five

YTL Life - - Life Style - Words VISHAL BHASKARAN

T he cen­te­nary of Basel’s pre­mier watch ex­hi­bi­tion was an ex­er­cise in horo­log­i­cal vi­sion, cre­ativ­ity and tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise. Here are our top picks.

Patek Philippe World Time (RM517,500)

Ref­er­ence 5131/1 de­picts the world map from the per­spec­tive of the North Pole in cloi­sonné enamel, with depth and re­al­ism af­forded by true-to-life colours on the 18-carat

gold dial plate.

Romain Jerome Deep Blue Oc­to­pus (CHF19,950)

This 25-piece limited edi­tion fea­tures el­e­ments of the cephalo­pod. Eight screws match the ten­ta­cles, while the in­ner strap in­cor­po­rates its suc­tion cups.

Chopard Mille Miglia Clas­sic XL 90th An­niver­sary Limited Edi­tion (price upon re­quest)

This 90-piece limited edi­tion has snailed coun­ters on the white dial sur­rounded by a tacho­me­t­ric scale.

Omega Speed­mas­ter Rac­ing Mas­ter Chronome­ter (from RM33,500)

The dis­tinc­tive minute-track style de­buts with this new col­lec­tion, of­fered in stain­less steel or 18-carat Sedna gold for its 44.25mm case.

Hublot Tech­frame Fer­rari 70 Years Tour­bil­lon Chrono­graph (from RM570,100)

This piece was cre­ated and de­signed by Fer­rari around the beat­ing heart of its Hublot en­gine.

A quin­tet of stand­out pieces from Basel­world 2017.

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