The Latest Lineup of the Best Luxury Timepieces

Posted October 1, 2015 in Watches & Jewelry by Janine St.Denis

Time and tide wait for no man. This selection of striking, elegant and artfully designed timepieces assure that you’re always timely.

Pelagos for Tudor watch


Pelagos for Tudor marks one of its first watches fitted with a movement developed and produced by the brand. This diver’s watch with a 70-hour power reserve is guaranteed to a depth of 500 meters and comes with a helium escape valve for saturation dives. The 42-millimeter titanium case has a satin finish; its back is 316L stainless steel. The crystal is scratch resistant and anti-reflective. The watch is offered in a choice of straps: a bracelet or blue rubber.

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master

Fitted with the patented Oysterflex bracelet, the new Yacht-Master’s 18-karat Everose gold case comes in either 40-millimeter or 37-millimeter diameters. The rotating bezel is fitted with a Cerachrom insert in black ceramic with polished, raised numbers on a matte background. The watch is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. The self-winding mechanical movements are fully developed and manufactured by Rolex and are certified Swiss chronometers.

Marine Diver Artemis Racing

Marine Diver Artemis Racing

As an official partner of the America’s Cup Contender Swedish Team Artemis Racing, Ulysse Nardin has launched an exclusive line of the legendary Marine Diver, which debuted at the Gothenburg, Sweden, races August 28–30, 2015. Brandishing the team’s signature color, Artemis Racing yellow, mixed with a deep-sea blue, 250 limited-edition Marine Diver Artemis Racing watches will be available. The watch has a 44-millimeter diameter and is powered by self-winding base caliber UN-26, manufactured in house. It is Water-resistant to 300 meters.

The Officer

 The Officer

Inspired by the precision and easy-to-read nature of utilitarian-military watches combined with mid-century design, Ernst Benz has added The Officer to its Great Circle Collection. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, month, 24-hour display and moon phases. The 47-millimeter case is polished stainless steel with an exhibition back. Options include black or white dials and gold or steel hands. Four different straps are available.

Watch Plume de Paon

Watch Plume de Paon

Boucheron combines its impeccable jewelry skills with the art of watchmaking in the Watch Plume de Paon. Featuring an automatic movement from Manufacture Girard-Perregaux, this beautiful timepiece has a 41-millimeter white-gold case gleaming on a blue alligator strap. It is water resistant up to 50 meters and has a 40-hour power reserve.

HM Flower Special Edition Watches

HM Flower Special Editions

Hand-painted orchids, lilies or yellow or purple irises on mother-of-pearl dials provide four stunning options from Arnold & Son. HM Flower Special Editions are limited to just eight timepieces each, due to the expert skills and long hours required by the multiple layers of delicate miniature hand painting. The Arnold & Son 1001 movement’s twin barrels support
a 90-hour power reserve. An optional diamond-set bezel version is available.

Astromoon Watch


Limited to 28 timepieces, AstroMoon by Atelier Louis Moinet opens a window to the skies. Whereas most moon-phase watches have a half-window, both day and night are revealed via a full window. Its aventurine dial contains genuine meteorite fragments, a column-wheel chronograph with dewdrop hands and a large tourbillon cage with curved bridges. The 46.5-millimeter case has 49 components; altogether there are 373 components in this hand-wound work of mechanical art, featuring a 50-hour power reserve.

Caligula Tourbillon Baguette

Referencing one of the most revered traditions of watchmaking, Jacob & Co. offers a hand-painted erotic scene by miniature artist Andre Martinez concealed beneath the dial of its Caligula Tourbillion Baguette. Visible are 391 triangular baguette diamonds totaling more than 30 carats, including 150 set in the 46-millimeter diameter white gold case. The white-gold dial is hand engraved. Power reserve is 48 hours.

Green Carpet Collection Watch

Green Carpet Collection

The Green Carpet Collection timepiece is inspired by Chopard’s red carpet history as a sponsor of the Cannes Film Festival. In 18-karat white Fairmined gold, the curved case is set with marquise-cut diamonds; the buckle is set with round and marquise-cut diamonds. All diamonds are sourced from a Responsible Jewellery Council supplier. The movement is quartz and the bracelet is black satin. A pendant, earrings, ring and bracelet also are part of the collection.

Logical One Seceret Kakau Hofke

Logical One Secret Kakau Höfke

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, boutique Swiss watchmaker Romain Gauthier is presenting Logical One Secret Kakau Höfke as a tribute to Rio de Janeiro. An expression of contemporary art, the dial features the work of the Brazilian artist alongside the hour-minute subdial with seconds. The image was originally created as an acrylic-on-canvas piece of art and is recreated with 352 unique, mirror-polished miniature tiles of jade and agate, each 0.5-millimeters thin, hand finished and hand applied.

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