Rolex and Patek Philippe may be delaying their releases this year, but a slew of other brands have released stellar new luxury timepieces for 2020.
Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Tempo
With 24 horological functions and 1,163 components in its reference 2756 calibre, Vacheron Constantin’s one-of-a-kind Les Cabinotiers Tempo is the most complicated wristwatch in the world. The watchmaker’s Les Cabinotiers studio is well-known for turning out some of the most complicated and exceptional luxury timepieces in existence, all of which are one-of-a-kind. It also lays claim to bragging rights for the most complicated pocket watch in the world, the reference 57260.
Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Astronomical “Ode to Music”
Another Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers stunner from this year was the Astronomical minute repeater “Ode to Music” watch. It packs 19 complications into its 36 mm by 7.84 mm calibre 1731 M820 movement, housed in an 18-karat 5N red gold case measuring 45 mm by 12.54 mm. Its 600 components operate on 60 hours of power reserve.
F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance
One of the year’s most exciting releases so far is F.P. Journe’s latest Chronomètre à Résonance, which updates the 20-year-old model with a two remontoir d’égalités (French for constant force mechanisms), which greatly improves the accuracy of the movement from a variation of 5 to 6 seconds in the span of 24 hours to zero in 24 hours.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
The hottest watches in Vacheron Constantin’s current lineup belong to the brand’s Overseas collection and retailers are already expecting a hit with the new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin. The blue-dial version is now available on an 18-karat pink gold bracelet, which can easily be interchanged with a blue alliagtor or rubber strap.
A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk in White Gold
The original Zeitwerk was introduced in 2009 and has been lauded for its contemporary yet classic design distinguished by a mechanical jumping numerals display. In 2015, the German watch company launched its first-minute repeater version. Until now, that model has only been available in platinum.
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