Timepieces Of The Month
WOSTEP The WOSTEP Watch Reference 100
A group of 16 alumni from WOSTEP, a school in Switzerland that trains watchmakers from around the world, collaborated on this timepiece. It is the first school watch made at WOSTEP that is being offered to someone who has not studied at or graduated from WOSTEP. With all the 16 names engraved around the bezel and caseback rim, it is also reportedly the first watch ever to have been signed by so many notable watchmakers.
MB&F Horological Machine N°8 Only Watch
MB&F worked with young ballet dancer Cassandra Legendre to create this unique HM8 in white gold and titanium. It features a sapphire crystal engraved with a drawing created by the 15-year-old, along with a miniature white gold elephant between the hours and minutes. A smiley face replaces the MB&F logo, an appropriate element given that Only Watch raises funds for a condition that afflicts mainly the young.
De Bethune DB1318-OW2017 Piece Unique
The table chronometer boasts unique horological engineering and is said to be among the most accurate in the world. It is based on the emblematic architecture of Yacht Club de Monaco and billed as an “exceptional piece of contemporary design and a tremendous demonstration of craftsmanship”.
Agenhor X HEAD Carpe Diem
This is the first and only Agenhor-branded timepiece, as Geneva-based Agenhor specialises in developing movements and complications for other brands and is not a brand. Agenhor worked with Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) to produce this design of a transparent ball magnifying the cutting-edge chronograph movement. Carpe Diem is powered by the world’s most advanced chronograph movement, which Agenhor unveiled earlier this year.
Laurent Ferrier X Urwek Arpal One
This design is billed as the exciting joint effort of two independent watchmakers that could not be more different. Laurent Ferrier is the master of classic timepieces while Urwerk is a maverick brand famed for its bold originality. The result is a sleek, futuristic design inspired by classic 1930s automobiles, blending tradition with innovation.