Time and tide wait for no man. This selection of striking, elegant and artfully designed timepieces assure that you’re always timely.
Voiles de Saint Barth
Richard Mille honors this exciting race with its 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph in competition colors; this timepiece is limited to 50 pieces. The principles and values of yachting reflect the master’s philosophy, which is based on a combination of extreme performance, cutting-edge technology and a clear artistic vision. Designed for competitive sailors, the watch has a countdown timer, patented locking crown and pushers and is able to indicate the compass points in both the northern and southern hemispheres.
The choices are yours when it comes to the Vanguard from Franck Muller. Select between manual or automatic movement; titanium or 18-carat gold and stainless steel; and four variations: classic, chronograph, tourbillon and gravity tourbillon. Well suited for any yachtsman, this sporty timepiece comes with both an alligator strap and a rubber strap.
The 140th anniversary of this iconic Maison was celebrated in 2014 with the launch of the avant-garde Altiplano 38-millimeter 900D. Revolutionary due to its ultra-thin record, the timepiece still holds its weight at 3.65-millimeters thick, the bold design is striking. The movement serves as the main plate for the 145 components of the caliber, but in order to create the slim statue, the case and movement are as one. This timepiece quite literally is the embodiment of Maison Piaget’s two manufacturers integrated.
DSTB (Dial Side True Beat)
Designed to address the problem of determining longitude at sea, the DSTB is part of the Instrument Collection and, like every other model from Arnold & Son, features an in-house mechanical movement. The true beat seconds is a traditional complication of Arnold & Son, and this watch pays tribute to the watches produced by John Arnold during the second half of his career, when he and his son were the first to develop marine chronometers that could be produced in quantity at reasonable prices. It features exclusive Arnold & Son mechanical movement A&S6003, self-winding, solid 22-carat red gold guilloché oscillating weight, domed and white lacquered dial, sapphire dial and 18-carat white gold case, with a 43.5-millimeter diameter.
Amadeo Fleurier Braveheart
Like all Fleurier collections from Bovet, the 45.20-millimeter Braveheart case comes with the patented Amadeo conversion into a reversible wristwatch (the back is shown), a table clock or pocket watch with the use of a single tool. The movement has 722 components. The timepiece’s balance wheel, balance spring and escapement all turn in one direction, while on the same axis, the reversed seconds wheel and the hand move in the opposite direction; together this creates a kaleidoscope-like effect. Functions include hours, minutes retrograde, double coaxial seconds on tourbillon and power-reserve indicator.
New at Baselworld 2016, Carl F. Bucherer’s latest novelty is set with a deep matte black DLC coating and showcases three time zones. The 46-millimeter stainless steel case is 15.5-millimeters thick and comes in sapphire crystal with a screwed crown and anti-reflective treatment on both sides. It is watertight to 50 meters. It features a 42-hour power reserve, chronograph, hour, minute and seconds counters and the date. It is presented on a stainless steel DLC-coated bracelet with a folding clasp in stainless steel with DLC coating.
Retro N01 Watch
The innovative Geneva-based jewelry designer and watchmaker de Grisogono offers a watch that will impress in any venue. In polished pink gold with a green dial, the Retro N01 watch features blue Arabic numerals with pink dauphine hands and an automatic movement set on an alligator strap.
Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
The signature 41-millimeter Audemars Piguet will keep time through 2100, in case you are planning a long life, and features one of the craft’s most treasured complications, the perpetual calendar. The self-winding watch is offered in two metals: stainless steel or rose gold; each with either silver or blue dials. The dial features a “Grand Tapisserie” pattern.
DB25 World Traveller
De Bethune’s DB25 World Traveller reimagines how a second timezone can be presented along with a world time indicator. An almond-shaped button positioned at 8 o’clock allows you to set the world time, located in the center of the timepiece. The city display disc, decorated with concentric Microlight, utilizes a flexible, yet accurate system to move the disc by one-hour increments clockwise. The reference time zone or first timezone is showcased with 24-hour markers and seems to float in its channel. Using the crown, set it clockwise or counterclockwise. At 6 a.m. the crown pivots on itself to present a pink-gold daytime face; at 6 p.m. it again pivots to showcase a blue-steel nighttime façade. The second time zone, which indicates local time, is showcased by blue leaf-shape hands. A pulled-out crown to the second notch controls the hour hand and the minute hand is in reference to the hour. (Featured in main image)
When François-Paul Journe presented his first wristwatch at Baselworld in 1991 with a case of 38-millimeters in diameter, it was considered large. Paying tribute, this five-piece set includes the gold Tourbillon Souverain, which was made between 1999 and 2003 and was not produced in gold at the time, making it doubly exclusive; the Chronomètre à Résonance (2000 to 2009), in its original configuration with two symmetrical analog display dials; the emblematic Octa Automatique (2002 to 2014) timepiece, which is the first automatic watch made by F.P.Journe; the Octa Calendrier Annuel (2003 to 2014), the company’s automatic bestseller since its creation; and the Chronomètre Souverain (made since 2005). All watches in this collection are 38-millimeters.
Ulysse Nardin encapsulates the strength and beauty of the horse with the Hourstriker Horse. A 28-piece collection is available in 18-karat rose gold or platinum. Each has hand-carved Jaquemarts on a black onyx dial. Combining sound and motion, each gong strike elicits the synchronic movement of the horse Jaquemarts.
Girard-Perregaux engineers modified the plate, sand-blasted and black treated the Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges in order to direct perspective and light to the center of the timepiece, thus creating depth. Further contrast is created by three entwining light grey circles. The refined plate is shaped like a frame and is protected by a super-convex crystal. The case includes a bezel that highlights the very large tourbillon cage. Eighty components create the 14.44-millimeter-diameter part that fully rotates in a minute. Also completing the rotation is a balance spring adjusted by a set of gold screws, oscillating at three Hz through a spiral with a Phillips terminal curve.