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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.

IWC PORTUGIESER CONSTANT-FORCE TOURBILLON EDITION 150 YEARS

From its Jubilee anniversary collection, this sophisticated watch with a solid-gold blue/gray dial marks the firsttime that IWC has combined a constant-force tourbillon with a moonphase display. In fact, it has integrated a constant-force mechanism into the tourbillon escapement to ensure the delivery of power is consistent, whether the movement is fully wound or as the power reserve depletes. This […]

CHOPARD L.U.C ALL-IN-ONE

With 14 patents pending and 14 indications on the watch, Chopard’s new L.U.C certainly lives up to its name, the All-in-One. On the blue/gray solid-gold dial, in addition to the hours and minutes, the watch has a tourbillon escapement with small seconds at 6 o’clock; perpetual calendar with the day, date, month and leap year displayed around the dial; and […]

CARTIER ROTONDE DE CARTIER 93 SKELETON MYSTERIOUS DOUBLE TOURBILLON

Since unveiling its now-iconic mystery clock more than a century ago, Cartier has continually innovated and miniaturized the captivating movement. About five years ago, Cartier revealed its first in-house mysterious double tourbillon movement, where the tourbillon escapement is the mystery component, seemingly suspended in midair. Now, it unveils the next stage in its evolution. Powered by the new 9465MC caliber, […]

BLANCPAIN VILLERET TOURBILLON VOLANT HEURE SAUTANTE MINUTE RÉTROGRADE

Since 1989, Blancpain has equipped many of its prestigious Villeret watches with a flying tourbillon. This year, it adds jumping hours and retrograde minute functions to the already complicated piece. Created in a 42mm 18K rose gold case, it houses an all-new, hand-decorated movement produced in the brand’s high-watchmaking department. While a flying tourbillon is devoid of an upper bridge, […]

FERDINAND BERTHOUD CHRONOMÈTRE FB 1R5 EDITION 1785

This five-piece limited series honors Ferdinand Berthoud, one of the forefathers of the marine chronometer. Named for two French ships with Berthoud’s masterpieces aboard that vanished in 1785 during an ill-fated expedition to circumnavigate the globe, this bronze watch pays tribute to the lost pieces. The octagon-shaped cases have an aged patina, each representing a different stage of oxidation, perhaps […]

CARL F BUCHERER MANERO TOURBILLON DOUBLE PERIPHERAL

With two patents filed (one pending), this timepiece demonstrates the brand’s watchmaking expertise. Powered by the CFB T3000 movement, developed and designed in-house by the manufacture, it is the world’s first to combine a peripheral automatic-winding system and a peripherally mounted tourbillon. The caliber is the evolution of the brand’s earlier Manero Peripheral watch, which was equipped with a peripheral […]