Accessories

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...

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    RADO

    Model: True Open Heart

    Price: £1650

    Stockist: Rado.com

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    OMEGA

    Model: Speedmaster Moonphase

    Price: TBC

    Stockist: Omegawatches.com

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    BREMONT

    Model: ALT1-ZT/51

    Price: £4,295

    Stockists: Bremont.com

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    BREITLING

    Model: Exospace B55

    Price: £6,650 

    Stockists: Breitling.com

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    HUBLOT

    Model: Big Bang Unico Sapphire

    Price: £43,600

    Stockists: Hublot.com

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    MAURICE LACROIX

    Model: Masterpiece Mystery

    Price: £10,100

    Stockists: Jurawatches.co.uk

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    ROLEX X BAMFORD

    Model: Daytona

    Price: On request

    Stockist: Bamfordwatchdepartment.com

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    U-BOAT

    Model: 7226 chimera limited edition stainless steel watch

    Price: £4,650.00

    Stockist: Selfridges.com

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    GEORG JENSEN

    Model: Koppel

    Price: £3,500.00

    Stockist: Georgjensen.com

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    JUNGHANS

    Model: 027 25.01 Meister

    Price: £1,550

    Stockist: Junghans.de