The lat­est lux­ury watches for men

The lat­est and most ex­trav­a­gant em­bod­i­ments of the lux­ury of time

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Ren­dez-Vous Moon, Jaeger-LeCoul­tre

The face of the Ren­dez-Vous Moon is meant to elicit the feel­ing of look­ing at a clear, starry sky. If its di­a­mond set bevel and blue al­li­ga­tor leather strap don’t give this away al­ready, per­haps the dial’s ge­o­met­ri­cal mo­tif will. The grainy tex­tured moon slowly glid­ing over the dial is a new com­pli­ca­tion unique to this watch, set to tell the moon’s phase ac­cu­rately for the next 985 years.

1815 An­nual Cal­en­dar, A. Lange & Söhne

Ear­lier this year, A. Lange & Söhne in­tro­duced an el­e­gant new ad­di­tion to the 1815 se­ries. Its main hands are blue steel while the gold-fin­ished cal­en­dar hands con­trast with a white ar­gent dial. The 1815 pays trib­ute to com­pany founder Fer­di­nand A. Lange’s birth year, and is meant as a clas­sic com­pan­ion for watch lovers.

Clifton GMT Power Re­serve, Baume & Mercier

De­signed for fre­quent trav­el­ers, the Clifton GMT Power Re­serve can dis­play two dif­fer­ent time zones. A min­i­mal­ist mas­ter­piece, the watch’s clear face dis­plays its func­tions: the date at 3 o’clock, the power re­serve at 6, and the GMT at 12. The bright steel hands as well as the red and white in­di­ca­tors pro­vide easy time-telling against the dial’s deep blue satin fin­ish.

Clas­sico Man­u­fac­ture Grand Feu, Ulysse Nardin

De­spite its min­i­mal com­pli­ca­tions, there is noth­ing sim­ple about this time­piece. The Grand Feu gets its name from the fires that forged its dial, while the translu­cent blue comes from an enamel pow­der, which fused with the dial once it was heated at about 1,100° Faren­heit. The re­sult is that wavy guil­loché pat­tern that com­ple­ments the white ro­man nu­mer­als and the softly-curved hands.

Drive de Cartier Ex­tra Flat, Cartier

The lat­est Drive de Cartier main­tains the clas­sic cush­ion shape but comes thin­ner than ever at 6.6mm. The white gold and gray leather ver­sion is al­ready sold out, given that only 200 pieces were made. How­ever, the Ex­tra Flat still comes in pink gold with a brown al­li­ga­tor leather strap. Its de­sign is crisp and al­most unas­sum­ing, if not for its 18k rose gold crown set with a faceted sap­phire.

Alti­plano 60th An­niver­sary, Pi­aget

Pi­aget cel­e­brates the 60th year of the clas­sic Alti­plano with a new, ul­tra-thin self-wind­ing move­ment and a sap­phire crys­tal case­back on which the an­niver­sary is en­graved. The 18k white gold case matches the hour mark­ers, stark and chic against a deep blue dial, a lighter blue crosshair de­sign, and a match­ing al­li­ga­tor strap. Its min­i­mal­ist de­sign makes this lim­ited edi­tion piece the per­fect uni­sex watch.

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