Artfully Designed Timepieces by the World’s Greatest Watch Makers

Posted October 1, 2014 in Watches & Jewelry by Janine St.Denis

As they say, time and tide wait for no man. This selection of striking, elegant and artfully designed timepieces ensure that you’re never left behind.

Chopard LUC Tourbillon QF Fairmined watch

L.U.C Tourbillon QF Fairmined

Making its grand debut at Baselworld 2014, Chopard’s L.U.C Tourbillon QF Fairmined is the first watch made of Fairmined gold from South America. Featuring a 43-millimiter Fairmined rose gold case, the satin-brushed and polished surfaces of this timepiece are uniquely beautiful. A subtle sunburst motif catches the light, and the gilded Dauphine hands, which feature a 1930s-inspired design, point to delicately applied Roman numerals. Part of a 25-piece limited series, the L.U.C Tourbillon QF Fairmined is fitted with a handcrafted CITES-certified matte-black alligator strap and an 18-karat rose gold pin buckle. This timepiece also is water resistant to depths of 50 meters.

DB28 Maxichrono

By combining generations of watchmaking expertise, contemporary design and technical construction, De Bethune has created the DB28. A collection of dichotomies, the DB28 features a round, rose gold case beautifully contrasting with black, hand-polished oxidized zirconium and open-worked floating lugs on springs. Polished black oxidized steel skeleton hands point to black numerals in a modern typeface, reinforced by their striking color and size. De Bethune’s patented, modern chronograph with a button pairs well with the crown, controlling five hands mounted coaxially in the center of the dial. Outfitted with De Bethune’s absolute clutch system, tradition and progress coexist in stunning harmony with the DB28.

arnold-and son Instrument DTE 5N

Arnold & Son DTE

Arnold & Son is celebrating its 250th anniversary with the striking Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time (DTE) watch. This sophisticated timepiece reflects the impeccable British heritage and watchmaking skill of Arnold & Son by combining impressive symmetry, balance and three-dimensional aesthetic with technical precision and performance. Centuries of tradition are brought back to life with power of hand-wound caliber Arnold & Son 8513, yet the modern style and appeal of the watch create the perfect paradox. Two separate time zone displays can be individually set thanks to dedicated setting mechanisms, gear train and tourbillon escapement. The 43.5-millimeter diameter in 18-carat red gold pairs well with white dials, featuring Roman and Arabic numerals, and accented by blue hour and minute hands.

arnold and son Time pyramid

Arnold & Son Time Pyramid

Born from the inspiration of antique British skeleton clocks, Arnold & Son has unveiled the Time Pyramid. This hand-finished Arnold & Son 1615-caliber timepiece, treated in NAC grey, is housed in a stainless-steel case. The unique and striking skeleton pyramid architecture of the watch was designed in-house, ensuring it is unique to Arnold & Son. Showcasing impressive technical prowess and unmatched elegance, the Time Pyramid is an exquisitely engineered wristwatch, part of the Arnold & Son’s Instrument collection, which seeks to marry instrument precision with classical styling. The detailed three-dimensional design offers incredible depth and detail. The intricate system with sapphire crystal dial and silver top ring to indicate minutes is intriguing and elegant.

Imperial Blue Watch

Imperial Blue

The erudite watch craftsmen of Ulysse Nardin have created a stunning masterpiece with the Imperial Blue. A striking 46-millimeter, 18-carat, white gold case pairs beautifully with a deep blue alligator strap. The flying tourbillon, with handsome sapphire plate, and manual winding movement of the delicate openwork hour and minute hands are a testament to the ingenuity and expertise of its makers. Also featured is a captivating Westminster chime, played on four notes. The Imperial Blue is waterproof up to 30 meters. This limited-edition timepiece is one of only 20 numbered pieces — each a true tribute to the ultimate mastery of the art of watchmaking.

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