Watches are a reflection of personal style. They represent more than just utility and are an example of taste, character and individual branding. A true reflection of one’s taste in accessories, finding the perfect watch is a top style priority for most. Whilst some great timepieces can be found at lower price points, an understanding of the top luxury brands will guide your own tastes in watches and direct you to some worthwhile styles. In fact, a greater understanding of luxury watches will inform your own aesthetic.
In the conventional sense, there is no midday and there are no hands. The H3 is reinventing the wirst watch with its case measuring 62 X 41 mm. Its bespoke shaped movements are a perfect fit for each countour. HYT and its partners have succeeded in creating a timepiece with highly complex architecture.
Patek Philippe Grand Complications Ref. 6300G-001 Grandmaster Chime
The price for the Grandmaster Chime? Yup, $2.5 million, and we’re told there was a list a mile long to get it – the six collectors that received it had surely been hand selected by the Sterns for their appreciation of, and long-term commitment to, the brand.
Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire
Sapphire is a mineral whose scientific name is Corundum. Corundum is the second hardest material on earth, after diamonds. Almost impossible to scratch.
Cutting a watch case from a solid block of sapphire is an extremely long and difficult process. It takes tens and tens of hours of machining, then polishing, to produce a single case.
The BR-X1 SAPPHIRE TROUBILLON case is actually cut out of 9 blocks of sapphire: middle piece, back, top, crystal and four bumpers, assembled with screws. The complexity of the case construction is not only a technical mastership challenge but also a way to enhance the protection of the watch.
Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astromystèrieux
The Rotonde de Cartier collection showcases the most advanced movements in Cartier Fine Watchmaking: the Astrorégulateur, minute repeater, Astrotourbillon and skeleton grande complication.
Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari
The Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari was created as a tribute to the LaFerrari, with the Hublot engineers having designed, developed, and produced the timepiece in parallel with the car. The face is made from sapphire crystal, shaped to be reminiscent of the car’s outline. The case and buckle are crafted from black PVD titanium, with the strap being made from rubber.