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20 timepieces to blow the budget on

20 timepieces to blow the budget on

20 timepieces to blow the budget on

Celebrating its 25-year anniversary, Adrian Clark selects the timepieces setting new precedents from this year's SIHH Watch Fair in Geneva.

Note: most of these are due for a release sometime this year - a bit of time to save up then...

PIAGET

Model: Emperador Coussin XL – 46.5mm

USP: This timepiece features a Calibre, self-winding 700P (5.3Hz) movement, which is powered by a micro-rotor. The watch is also water-resistant to 3ATM/30m.

Price: £56,500

Stockist:en.piaget.com


MONTBLANC

Model: 4810 Orbis Terrarum 

USP: In celebration of its pretty impressive 110-year anniversary, Montblanc  has revamped its iconic 4810 collection to include this style, which has a bright new colour scheme and case shape.

Price: £4,500 

Stockist: Montblanc.com


AUDEMARS PIGUET

Model: Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked 

USP: The makers have fixed a second balance wheel and balance spring on the same axis to improve precision and stability.

Price: £56,000

Stockist: Audemarspiguet.com


A LANGE & SOHNE

Model: Saxonia Thin

USP: The flattest model to have been produced by the eminent watchmaker. The case diameter is 40mm, and the height is just 5.9mm – perfect for those who want a watch that won’t get in the way.

Price: £16,900

Stockist: Alange-sohne.com/en


PANERAI

Model: Radiomir 1940 3-Days Automatic Acciaio – 42mm 

USP: This is the first Radiomir to sport a white dial, giving 
it a sporty look. It is also water-resistant to 100m and features a see-through sapphire crystal at the back. 

Price: £7,400

Stockist: Panerai.com


BAUME & MERCIER

Model: Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963

USP: This watch mimics some of the key features of the classic Cobra 289 car, which it honours – it even has a Cobra emblem that you can spot on the top of the second hand. It is a limited-edition model of only 1,963 pieces. 

Price: £3,200

Stockist: Baume-et-mercier.com


PARMIGIANI FLEURIER

 Model: Tonda Chrono Anniversaire

USP: Features a split-second chronograph – something that requires a lot of specialised watchmaker attention – with large, bold date marker and solid gold movement.

Price: £103,000

Stockist: Parmigiani.com


JAEGER-LECOULTRE

Model: Reverso Tribute Duoface SS

USP: This year marks the 85-year anniversary of the Reverso collection – this tribute model features a Verso face in blue with Clous de Paris hobnail guilloche pattern.

Price: £8,600

Stockist:Jaeger-lecoultre.com


IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN

Model: Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph 

USP: A world first, in that it’s the first worldtimer watch that allows you to set a new timezone using just the bezel (a patented feature), which features 24 key global cities. 

Price: £9,450 

Stockist: Iwc.com


CARTIER

Model: Drive de Cartier (stainless steel)

USP: The entry-price watch in a new collection, its cushion-shaped case, domed face, 6 o’clock counter and textured satin finish pave the way for it to become a future classic.

Price: £4,550

Stockist: Cartier.co.uk



RADO

Model: True Open Heart

Price: £1650

Stockist: Rado.com


OMEGA

Model: Speedmaster Moonphase

Price: TBC

Stockist: Omegawatches.com


BREMONT

Model: ALT1-ZT/51

Price: £4,295

Stockists: Bremont.com


BREITLING

Model: Exospace B55

Price: £6,650 

Stockists: Breitling.com


HUBLOT

Model: Big Bang Unico Sapphire

Price: £43,600

Stockists:Hublot.com


MAURICE LACROIX

Model: Masterpiece Mystery

Price: £10,100

Stockists: Jurawatches.co.uk


ROLEX X BAMFORD

Model: Daytona

Price: On request

Stockist: Bamfordwatchdepartment.com


U-BOAT

Model: 7226 chimera limited edition stainless steel watch

Price: £4,650.00

Stockist: Selfridges.com


GEORG JENSEN

Model: Koppel

Price: £3,500.00

Stockist: Georgjensen.com


JUNGHANS

Model: 027 25.01 Meister

Price: £1,550

Stockist:Junghans.de