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TIME CRU­SADER

Known for in­ject­ing fun into its time­pieces, Ro­main Jerome does not dis­ap­point with the Bat­man DNA Gotham City. Its stain­less steel case is coated in black PVD, and its bezel’s facets are al­ter­nately brushed and pol­ished. The dial presents an aerial view of Gotham City in 3D sur­round­ing the Bat­man logo. Turn the piece over and you’ll see the su­per­hero’s sil­hou­ette en­graved on the case back.

OTH­ER­WORLDLY FEATS

Omega takes its fas­ci­na­tion with space to the next level in the lat­est Speed­mas­ter Grey Side of the Moon watch, which fea­tures a dial sliced from a me­te­orite. Rar­ity aside—it’s es­ti­mated that only a frac­tion of the 2,000 to 5,000 me­te­orites that fall to earth ev­ery year are found—the rock’s pat­tern lends it­self beau­ti­fully to the dial. En­grav­ing on the case back re­veals de­tails about the time­piece.

PER­FECT GEN­TLE­MEN

Chanel un­veiled its first watch for men, the Mon­sieur de Chanel, which is equipped with its first in-house move­ment. Fea­tur­ing a jump­ing hour, ret­ro­grade func­tion and three-day power re­serve, the piece is a tech­ni­cal feat. Its trans­par­ent case back presents a view of the move­ment, with its bridges and bal­ance wheel made of black an­thracite. Spot the lion, a sig­na­ture of Chanel’s in-house move­ments.

As vis­ually ap­peal­ing from the rear as they are from dial-side, these watches’ case backs de­serve a sec­ond look

EPIC HOROLOGY

Touted as one of the most com­plex watches in the world, Patek Philippe’s Grand­mas­ter Chime Ref 6300 fea­tures 20 com­pli­ca­tions and six patents. It’s a dou­ble-faced wrist­watch that can be worn with ei­ther side fac­ing up. One side of the watch dis­plays the time and the chimes, and the other the per­pet­ual cal­en­dar. Only seven pieces will be pro­duced, one of which is re­served for the brand’s mu­seum.

HAUTE PRI­MATES

Ja­quet Droz hon­ours the myth­i­cal Sun Wukon, the Mon­key King, with the Pe­tite Heure Minute Re­lief Mon­key watch, where a mon­key carved from gold is perched amid del­i­cate fo­liage of cut and painted mother-of­pearl. Turn the watch over and you’ll find a ro­tor made from a slice of onyx with a gold mon­key re­lief rest­ing on top. The watch’s in­di­vid­ual num­ber is en­graved on the case back.

DOU­BLE WHAMMY

The new LUC Per­pet­ual Chrono of­fers a dou­ble dose of every­thing that makes a watch at­trac­tive. First, it com­bines a hand-wound chrono­graph and per­pet­ual cal­en­dar in one. Sec­ond, it boasts two cer­ti­fi­ca­tions: the COSC and Geneva Seal. This limited edi­tion watch is crafted in Fairmined white or rose gold and dis­plays the Cal­i­bre 3.10-L through its crys­tal case back.

Omega Speed­mas­ter Grey Side of the Moon “Me­te­orite”

Ro­main Jerome Bat­man DNA Gotham City

Chanel Mon­sieur de Chanel

Patek Philippe Grand­mas­ter Chime Ref 6300G

Ja­quet Droz Pe­tite Heure Minute Re­lief Mon­key

Chopard LUC Per­pet­ual Chrono

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