Luxury timepieces tell the time, but telling the time is almost secondary in importance. Ultra-high-end watches tell a story, in this case a men story. Timepieces are also synonym of status and taste for the luxury lifestyle. In fact, traditional watches are one of the few and very exclusive ways of designating your status and your palate for luxury goods. Here are six current must-have timepieces.
Timepieces by Patek Philippe & Co., a swiss watchmaker, have set worldwide records at auction. The Grand Complications model is a true work of art made of platinum with an alligator strap. The black lacquered clock face features a diamond marking 12 o’clock with 58 small diamonds around the bezel. This watch matches tradition with modern features, a true example of a timeless luxury timepiece.
German watchmaker Glashütte Original creates classic-style watches with its own very movements, in fact the company has 10 proprietary movement innovations. The Senator Cosmopolite is a timepiece designed to be a icon of the luxury lifestyle of a men that travels the world. The main dial showcases the local time, and there’s a subdial for the time at home, as well as a time zone corrector, a time zone display, and the local date. This timepiece represents everything that a contemporary man needs mixed with an unique pinch of luxury.
Audemars Piguet is responsable for the movements of timepieces by Tiffany & Co., Cartier, and Bulgari. With the brand’s Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication, the complex interior machinery can be seen from the front and the back of this unique timepiece, which includes a rotor that can be custom-engraved. This timepiece is contemporary and manly and has a smoked-sapphire dial and a white rubber strap with an 18-karat gold buckle. It’s self-winding, and as a complex timepiece, it features chimes, a perpetual moon-phase calendar and a stopwatch. The watch is a true anthem for complexity mixed with luxury.
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House of Breguet’s Tradition 7047 combines a very interesting technology, the fusee tourbillon, which was invented by Breguet, whith a constant-force mechanism that ensures accuracy. This timepiece is made of platinum and is inspired in luxury pocket watches.
The chronograph is part of Hublot’s, a swiss watchmaker, ever-popular Big Bang collection, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Made of titanium and “king gold,” the timepiece features a stopwatch, a perpetual calendar and a moon-phase display. This timepiece is a must-have for every contemporary man.
Bovet Fleurier is known for its manufacture of pocket watches for the Chinese aristocracy. A Salon 2016 novelty preview, this watch features rose gold or white gold and an alligator strap with an 18-karat gold ardillon buckle, and a chain comes in gold or silver. This watch was inspired in a calender and both sides display the time, presenting a simple and a more detailed view of the time.