An adjunct that each man wants, the dress watch is, doubtless, the only however most elegant sort of watch. Refined, discreet, visually easy however mechanically satisfying, they’re all about unique supplies and ending, balanced proportions and splendid however not ostentatious enchantment. As 2020 involves an finish, right here’s a number of 5 of our favorite high-end costume watches of the 12 months.
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Skinny Honeygold
A part of a trilogy of watches introduced to have a good time the 175th of the Saxon model, A. Lange & Söhne introduces the 1815 Thin Honeygold “Homage to F.A. Lange”, which is a model new mannequin on this assortment – its motion has solely been used within the Saxonia assortment thus far. This elegant ultra-thin 38mm costume watch is available in a restricted version of 175 items in Lange’s unique Honeygold alloy, with a shiny white enamel dial – one thing uncommon at ALS, particularly for time-only watches – and particular finishes on its hand-wound motion, with its German silver bridges exhibiting matte surfaces. Beautifully refined, each inside and outside!
Fast information: 38mm diameter x 6.3mm peak 18ok Honeygold case – white enamel dial – hand-wound calibre L093.1 in-house – alligator leather-based strap on Honeygold pin buckle – restricted to 188 items – EUR 33,000
Girard-Perregaux 1966 Infinity
With its Infinity assortment, Girard-Perregaux has introduced a number of of its most iconic watches wearing pitch-black and shiny onyx. Amongst these is a 40mm metal Girard-Perregaux 1966. Its pure traces and sleek class paired with the deep black dial seize the class of a black-tie soirée. Turning the watch over, the exhibition case again reveals the automated Calibre GP3300 fitted with a pink gold rotor.
Fast information: 40mm diameter x eight.90mm peak – stainless-steel case – black onyx dial with pink gold indices – computerized calibre GP03300-1402 in-house – black alligator strap with folding metal buckle – restricted to 188 items – CHF 9,100
Laurent Ferrier Basic Origin
With the Classic Origin, Laurent Ferrier celebrates its tenth anniversary with a costume watch showcasing the pared-down class you have got come to count on from the model. At 40mm in diameter, its smooth case is manufactured from polished grade 5 titanium. This time-only mannequin with small seconds at 6 o’clock comes with a sublime sprint of sportiness, with touches of burgundy and gray on its silver opaline dial. Inside is the fantastically completed hand-wound Calibre LF 116.01, with its signature long-blade spring and frosted, dark-coated bridges. Additionally obtainable with a sportier dark green dial.
Fast information: 40mm diameter x 10.70mm peak – grade 5 titanium case – white silver opaline dial – hand-wound calibre LF 116.01 in-house – calfskin strap with titanium pin buckle – CHF 28,500
Piaget Altiplano 38mm Hand-Wound Blue
If there’s one mannequin that completely defines the idea of a sublime, ultra-thin costume watch, it’s the Piaget Altiplano. Refined, discreet, mechanically attention-grabbing and visually understated, this icon created in 1957 has stood the check of time to change into an unmistakable reference. This 12 months, the model added a new 18k pink gold and blue dial version to its assortment of Altiplano 38mm, giving this often toned-down mannequin a extra placing look. With out shock, the watch is powered by the paper-thin Calibre 430P, the signature engine of ultra-thin Piaget fashions.
Fast information: 38mm diameter x 6mm peak – 18ok pink gold case – blue lacquered dial with sunray-brushed sample – hand-wound calibre 430P – alligator strap with gold pin buckle – restricted to 188 items – EUR 18,600
Schwarz Etienne Roma Synergy by Kari Voutilainen
Schwarz Etienne solicited the skills of Kari Voutilainen to create a sublime time-only watch showcasing a number of the uncommon and noteworthy crafts by the Finnish watchmaker. The excellent hand-guilloché dial is manufactured in his amenities. Turning the watch over, the micro-rotor Schwarz-Etienne Calibre ASE 200.00 seems in a brand new mild, additionally adorned in collaboration with Voutilainen. Offered in a 39mm stainless-steel case, the watch is launched in two restricted editions of 50 items every.
Fast information: 39mm diameter x 11mm peak – stainless-steel case – hand-guilloché dial, made by Les Ateliers Kari Voutilainen – computerized micro-rotor calibre ASE 200.00 – leather-based strap with metal folding buckle – 2 restricted editions of 50 items – CHF 27,400