Watches: on time to spoil yourself
Four exceptional timepieces that you would dream of having on your wrist, for going out, playing sports and ultimate luxury, you can even co-create the watch exclusively for you!
Bell & Ross 01 Cyber Skull: Futuristic Origami
BR 01 CYBER SKULL - © Bell & Ross
This fascinating new timepiece revisits the art of the skull watch. Its design leaves the vintage register usually associated with the iconic Skull family - since 2009 – of the French Luxury Watchmaking House Bell & Ross, to anchor itself in contemporary modernity. Dressed in matte black ceramic, the BR 01 Cyber Skull presents an angular silhouette reminiscent of certain fighter jets described as invisible. Featuring a fascinating game of multiplication of perspectives, between flat and smooth surfaces. Hiding the manual-winding caliber BR-CAL.206 under the faceted decoration, this piece of Haute Horlogerie, plays with light, transparency like in today’s architecture, and geometric lines that remind us of the futuristic universes of automobiles or art. Limited to only 500 pieces. A real collector’s item!
Price: 9,900 €
Oris Aquis Date Caliber 400: Revolutionary
Calibre 400 - © Oris
The latest diving watch from Oris, an independent Swiss watch company, is THE new benchmark in mechanical watchmaking. It has a five-day power reserve as well as strong antimagnetic resistance. Its recommended maintenance interval and warranty even reaches 10 years! The Caliber 400 is manufactured in collaboration with the best Swiss suppliers, known for cutting-edge techniques and extremely high quality. Finally, it is equipped with Oris’s latest patented innovation, the “quick strap change system”, designed to easily remove a strap, rigid or flexible, by just lifting a valve. No tools needed, not even the help of a jeweler. Every detail of this design icon of contemporary diver’s watches has been carefully studied and refined to guarantee the highest quality at the best price, completely in tune with Oris’s philosophy.
Price: Steel bracelet 3,000 €, rubber bracelet 2,900 €
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept: a jewel of customizable technology
l’Altiplano Ultimate Concept - © Piaget
It took four years for Piaget’s Research and Innovation Department to perfect the design and conception of the world’s thinnest mechanical watch of only 2mm, rewarded with the Aiguille d’Or horological prize in Geneva in 2020. A technological masterpiece packed with innovations! The 41mm case, made from cobalt, also serves as the base for the movement. 176 pieces are put together in this watch as thick as two credit cards stacked on top of each other. You almost forget you’re wearing it on your wrist. Available in a limited edition, it is also customizable, Piaget’s objective being to encourage the creativity of its customers: colors, effects on the bridge and the dial, finishing of the hands and the plate, choice of the strap. Over 10,000 variants! Delivery time 18 months but then you are also sure that there is little chance of meeting a person with an identical watch …
Price: 420,000 €
Streamliner H. Moser & Cie Funky Blue: original must have
Le Chronographe Streamliner - © H. Moser & Cie.
Grand winner of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva in 2020 in the category Chronograph, the Streamliner has become a top model. Synonymous with fluidity, geometric curves and dynamic shapes, this collection is remarkable for the integration of its steel bracelet into the cushion shaped case. Steel on steel, envisioned in the Moser way, that is to say by playing the minimalism card to better sublimate the original aesthetics of the models. The Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic Funky Blue, combines accuracy of proportions, fluidity of shapes and high-end finishes, all associated with the color that has become legendary in the H. Moser & Cie palette, Funky Blue. Like all models in the Streamliner collection, its rounded curves refer to the first high-speed trains of the 1920s and 30s from which it borrows the name. And at the center of the movement, the keener eye will discover a cam sculpted in the shape of a pointy-eared figurine, reminiscent of the famous character from comics and super hero movies. The secret intended for insiders shows that there is room for a touch of humor, even in the world of traditional watchmaking …
Price 38,000 €
By Marjolaine LOVES