AW13 MEN'S LUXURY WATCH EDIT
22nd November 2013
The definitive directory of what you should be wearing on your wrist right now.
The absolute reference in Haute Horlogerie since 1775, Breguet combines exceptional expertise in the mastery of complex Grandes Complications watches and a peerless historical heritage. One of Abraham-Louis Breguets first self-winding watches was sold to Queen Marie-Antoinette, making the Breguet Classique Self Winding Watch one of the most desirable in the range.
BELL & ROSS
Bell & Ross has enjoyed huge success with its large, square-cased Instrument watches that have been reinterpreted in numerous different guises, so it was a surprise when the brand unveiled its round-cased Vintage Carbon range this year. The models are inspired by the flying watches of the Forties and have curved crystals and natural leather straps. Chronograph and time-only versions are available.
BAUME & MERCIER
Baume & Mercier always start a new collection with the inspiration of a museum piece. Inspired by the golden fifties and this high period for watchmaking, they delved into its archives to design the Clifton range. The most covetable of its models is the Clifton Complete Calendar Moonphase Watch, providing information about the date, the day and the month, as well as the moon phase information.
Hublot watches are renowned for their innovative and invigorating approach to luxury Swiss watch-making. Hublot prides itself on creating powerful timepieces with fusion and style, and the Hublot Big Bang collection is a premier example of this outstanding range. The Big Bang 45mm Titanium houses the Hublot in-house UNICO movement. An incredible addition to the Hublot family which ensures the DNA of the original Big Bang remains.
Its universe imbued with musical and artistic influences, Raymond Weil occupies a unique place in the luxury watch industry. Their timepieces have also found their way on to the wrists of chart-topping artists including Labrinth, Tinie Tempah and Vampire Weekend. The classic Freelancer range combines nicely executed styling and great functionality. Both bracelet and leather strap models are available.
Montblanc has been a consistently present beacon in the luxury brand market for nearly a century. Their uncompromising demand on shape, style, materials and workmanship is evident. With clean lines and solid functionality Montblanc’s Nicolas Rieussec chronograph has used stylish twin rotating discs in place of traditional hands on their sub-dials to display the elapsed hours and minutes.
Time began for Bremont when they embarked on a journey to make beautifully crafted pilot’s watches of exceptional quality. Having developed its own style of paying homage to classic planes, motorcycles and ships, the company’s latest creation honours the Bletchley spymasters: the Codebreaker. The ‘Codebreaker’ is made with a beautiful and never seen before Flyback Chronograph GMT automatic movement.
From the sporty chic of Chopard’s new Happy Ocean to the elegant majesty of the Millenary from Audemars Piguet, there’s plenty to get excited about with this selection of new-season watches.
The definitive directory of what you should be wearing on your wrist right now. Words by Alex Doak.