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Top 50 Watches of 2018

From astrological wonders that take you to the moon and back, to intricate high jewelry masterpieces that make a statement on your wrist, we present our pick of the top 50 watches of 2018.

BOVET 1822 RÉCITAL 22 GRAND RÉCITAL

The third in an important trilogy of astronomical watches, the newest Bovet 1822 watch was several years in the making and holds an incredible five patents. The independent Swiss watch brand delivers a complete working tellurium orrery — a real-time mechanical rendition of the Earth, the moon and the sun. It also has a patented, raised double-sided tourbillon; hand-painted topographical […]

OFFICINE PANERAI L’ASTRONOMO LUMINOR 1950 TOURBILLON MOON PHASES EQUATION OF TIME GMT

If you haven’t figured it out already, the name of Panerai’s first-ever moonphase watch says it all — except for the complexity of building it. The L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT watch will be built on a made-to-order basis, allowing its master watchmakers to personalize the geographic coordinates selected by the buyer. The watch pays […]

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS LADY ARPELS PLANÉTARIUM

Extremely complicated watches designed expressly for women can be rare in the watch world, making the new Lady Arpels Planétarium even more spectacular. Inspired by the more complex Midnight Planétarium for men, these watches bring miniature mechanical planetariums to the wrist. The module for this automatic movement was the result of a collaboration with renowned master watchmaker Christiaan van der […]

MB&F MOONMACHINE 2

For the MoonMachine 2, MB&F teamed with watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva to create the world’s first projected moonphase display watch. The second collaboration between the pair is a culmination of both MB&F’s concept of projection and Sarpaneva’s mastery of the art of the moonphase. The projection system was first used in its Horological Machine No 8 to project hours and minutes […]

LOUIS MOINET SPACEWALKER

Inspired by the adventurous early era of space exploration, Louis Moinet’s SpaceWalker watch is dedicated to the now 84-year-old Alexey Leonov, a pioneering cosmonaut who in 1965 became the first man to spacewalk. He also initiated one of the most important gestures of the era: an outer-space handshake with NASA astronauts in 1975 during the Apollo-Soyuz mission, the first joint […]