Transparent Watch from Hublot – Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Sapphire

One of the biggest surprises of Baselworld 2018 was the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon 5 Days Sapphire. This transparent watch is the latest iteration of the Big Bang Power Reserve Tourbillon 5 Days, it’s just the first time the watch has been rendered in sapphire crystal, a material concept first explored by Hulbot back in 2016. It’s also similar to Bell & Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire Transparent Watch. The case of this watch measures 45mm across and 14.25mm thick. The entire case is made from plates of sapphire that are first cut from solid blocks and then milled and polished down to the correct shapes. This houses a skeletonized resin dial with a rhodium-plated brass handset and oversized luminous Arabic numerals, combining for a harmonious look.

4D Concrete Minimalist Watch by 22 Design Studio

Drawing inspiration from contemporary architecture, 22 Design Studio has released a series of handsome minimalist watches utilizing three-dimensional structures, raw and authentic materials, succinct lines, and of course intricate mechanics for precision accuracy. It’s the newest designer piece to come out of the Taiwan-based workshop – dubbed the 4D Concrete Watch. At its core, each 4D Concrete Watch is powered by Swiss-made Sellita SW200 automatic movement boasting a power reserve of 38 hours. From here, the construction of the watch itself is entirely unique to 22 Design. They’re created by pouring a proprietary blend of concrete mix into the watch’s spiral mold before letting it rest for 14 days. After which, each watch is then held within either a sleek brass or stainless steel case, fitted with a unique date window at the 3 o’clock position, and features a set of innovative hands that are bent twice at a 90-degree angle to help them suspend elegantly above the dial.

Richard Mille RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost ‘Cycling’

Alain Prost, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, is a true racing legend. A four-time Formula One Drivers’ Champion, the man has held the record for most Grand Prix victories from 1987 until 2001. He is easily considered one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time but he also enjoys to ride the bicycle. Richard Mille has just revealed their first watch aimed squarely at the world of cycling, with the RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost ‘Cycling’ timepiece representing an exciting new look into the world of cycling. Part of a very limited series of only 30 units, this watchmaking wonder shows off an incremental digital counter, that’s similar to an odometer, allowing you to count as high as possible. Basically, a manual counter enters the digital world and we’re pretty sure that the case button is going to feel incredible for all those tactile mechanical button fans. The RM 70-10 has been also equipped with the manually-wound 3Hz tourbillon-escapement caliber RM07-01 movement, which means 70 hours worth of backup power and plenty of titanium – Richard Mile actually took inspiration from bike pedals for the design of this impressive movement. The curved Carbon TPT 49.48mm case will most likely get a lot of attention, and it is worth noting that the RM 70-01 was actually designed to be worn on your right wrist. Since it’s produced in a very limited run, we’re sure the Richard Mille RM 70-01 Alain Prost will be an instant collectible, but it will set you back $815,500 per watch.

Complex and Yet Cool URWERK’s UR-105 CT Streamliner

The award-winning Swiss watchmaker URWERK has represented cool  URWERK UR-105 CT Streamliner , built around one of the brand’s most emblematic models, and featuring a unique approach to bodywork design. It still has the same complex UR-105 mechanism underneath this eye catching body, but it comes with a mesmerizing Targa look – a hood sits right on top of the watch and it can be easily opened to reveal even more of its magical inner workings. Just slide up the button on top of this cover and the magic happens., with the protective cover revealing the technical, cold and metallic environment. Available in two versions, the UR-105 CT Streamliner can be purchased in either a full-gray titanium and mirror-polished steel version or a titanium and black PVD coated steel model, but they’re both equally appealing.

TAG Heuer’s Monaco Gulf Special Edition Honors Steve McQueen

TAG Heuer has many iconic watches in its lineup, and the timeless square-cased Monaco easily comes to mind. Launched back in 1969, this beauty was actually the first Swiss-made automatic chronograph featuring a square-shaped, water resistant case, that proved to be a massive hit from day one. As the years went by, this exquisite timepiece received many special versions, and today we have the privilege to introduce a brand new model. Called TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition, this stunning watch recalls Steve McQueen’s involvement in making the Monaco famous. The renowned Hollywood star showed off a TAG Heuer Monaco on his wrist during his appearance in the popular 1971 film Le Mans, where he was playing a racing driver at the 24-hour endurance race from Le Mans. Sponsored by Gulf Oil, his racecar had a white livery with blue and orange stripes, a theme that you’ll also see on this timepiece, which honors the 50th anniversary of the Gulf racing stripes as well.

The TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition remains true to the original design of the Monaco watch, which means the crown is still on the left side of the square case, a highly domed sapphire crystal is on display, while the wonderful dial is finished in blue, showing off a lovely sunray-brushed finish. Powered by the TAG Heuer Calibre 1, which promises 40 hours of backup power, this watch is ready to tackle just about anything, including 100-meter deep waters. The gulf stripes add a cool racing vibe to this watch, while the rhodium plated primary hands and hour markers, and the silver horizontal indices that start off long at the top and bottom of the dial will prove to be a great conversation starter. Limited in numbers and a US-only edition, the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition ships on a blue leather racing strap with orange contrast stitching. At $5,900, this watch seems to be very affordable.

The ICON Duesey is the First Watch From Jonathan Ward

At long last, watch collector, enthusiast, and most importantly, vintage 4×4 builder extraordinaire Jonathan Ward has put the Icon nameplate on a production wristwatch. Much like the FJs and Broncos wearing the Icon gecko, the new Icon Duesey watch incorporates a distilled design that intermixes vintage style with modern design language. the Duesey simplifies the time-only layout. In place of the standard three-hand design, the Icon utilizes a two-window digital display with jumping hours and scrolling minutes, inspired by a Duesenberg speedometer. Both windows are embedded in a polished onyx plate. It’s far from the first mechano-digital design–the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwork, Vacheron Constantin Saltarello, and De Bethune DB28 Digitale come to mind – but it’s one of the cleanest, simplest high-end digital designs you’ve seen. As simple and unadorned as it is, buyers won’t have any problem with wrist presence, thanks to the 42mm case and impressive finishing on the movement, viewable through a clear caseback. Power comes from a modified ETA 2892, an ebauche movement that has powered high end watches from Breitling, Omega, IWC, and Girard-Perregaux. The Icon provenance leads to a rather high price tag. Each of the 50 Dueseys sticker for $11,500, and is offered directly by Icon. And be sure to check our post about TOP 10 Most Expensive Wrist Watches In The World.

Limited Edition Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis

The renowned Swiss watchmaker has unveiled the magical Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis at Baselworld, the latest addition to the company’s Manufacture Piece (MP) collection. The Swiss watchmaking masters have imagined a unique 3-sided sapphire crystal case for this exquisite timepiece, meant to offer us maximum visibility of the magic show within. The result is an incredible display of innovation and fine craftsmanship and we’re sure that wearing this beauty around your wrist will prove to be a great conversation starter. But you should know that only 50 titanium pieces and 20 King Gold units will be ever sold, adding exclusivity to the stunning appeal of this watch. The Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis features a 49 mm case, promising 30 meters of water resistance and superb finishes all around. At its heart you’ll find a new 43-jewel caliber called HUB9009.H1.RA , an impressive self-winding movement benefiting from 5 days of power reserve. Luckily, we are able to appreciate it to the fullest thanks to the sapphire case back, which reveals a few secrets of this watch. Both versions of the Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis were finished off by a patterned black rubber strap, with a matching deployant clasp in either titanium or King gold. Obviously, this is not your everyday time teller, which is why the titanium model is priced at a cool $169,000; you could also go for a titanium pavé version, that’s priced at $190,000, while the King Gold version will set you back exactly $211,000.

Celebrate Día De Muertos With Angelus U10 Calavera

Dia de los Muertos – or simply ‘The Day of the Dead’ – is a two-day festival that takes place every year in the first days of November. Although most people think about Mexico upon hearing about this holiday, Dia de los Muertos is actually celebrated throughout all Latin America and every other place where Latino population lives, including Los Angeles, California and so on. This is a holiday to remember family and friends who have died, celebrate them, and help them on their spiritual journey. Angelus U10 Calavera also features the skull of the Day of the Dead on its face. Showing off a 62.7 BO-988 specific annealed stainless steel case, bead-blasted and treated with black PVD on the inside, the watch benefits from seven AR-coated sapphire crystals and will handle 30-meter deep waters. The high-quality annealed steel contains fewer impurities, which makes it resistant to corrosion and the preferred choice for polishing and a cool finish. The Swiss hand-wind Angelus in-house caliber A-100 with 38 jewels, 18,000 vph and a power reserve of 90 hours makes everything come to life. But it is the translucent-gray coated concave sapphire and black outer ring making up the dial are what gets everyone noticing the watch – that, and the deadly, colorful design. Nonetheless, a hand-stitched black alligator leather strap with a steel folding buckle is what finished everything off.

Tribute To Chinese New Year of Rooster – Vacheron Constantin Luxury Watches

Called Vacheron Constantin Métiers D’Art Legend Of The Chinese Zodiac Year Of The Rooster this spectacular watch was specially designed for Chinese fans of the finest Swiss-made watches. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Vacheron Constantin has introduced two new Chinese-inspired watches part of a limited-edition series that’s meant to seduce us all. Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’Art collection is a working piece of art, benefiting from extremely complicated craft techniques, such as gem-setting, enameling, engraving, painting, and more. These new watches are actually inspired by last year’s Métiers d’Art Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Monkey watch, obviously featuring a rooster instead of the money, with a 40 mm platinum or 18K 5N pink gold case, that’s able to handle 30-meter deep waters. The dial comes with motifs of flowers, featuring an ancient Chinese paper-cutting style called jiǎnzhǐ (剪纸) in Mandarin. The flowers were etched directly into the metal and made to look 3D, as if they were floating right above the dial and under the sapphire crystal glass. The base of the dial is Grand Feu enamel, while at the center of the dial you will notice a rooster made out of either platinum or gold, matching the case material. Vacheron Constantin’s 237-component automatic caliber 2460 G4 makes everything keep ticking, backed up by a 40-hour power reserve and the Hallmark of Geneva. There’s also a 22k gold rotor, decorated with guilloche, and the fact that this watch will be limited to only 24 pieces – 12 in platinum and another 12 in 18K 5N pink gold – each of them priced at US $100,500, makes this timepiece even more incredible. Though it’s not surprising since Vacheron Constantin is one of top 25 luxury brands for men.

Aviation Inspired SaStek Watches

Let us show you extraordinary SaStek Watches. These an aviation inspired watches not only offer aesthetically superiority but also boasts a thoroughly impressive automatic beating heart which means the timepiece will keep ticking through all your adventures and journeys, looking amazing all the while. In addition to this, SaStek Watches, are wonderfully affordable, which is always appreciated in a world of sky-high watch prices, and the specifications of the timepiece are made all the more impressive give just how affordable it is. With this collection funding over on Kickstarter now, you’ll find surgical quality stainless steel casing, sapphire crystal glass, automatic Miyota movement and a 42 hour power reserve. Also you might be interested in hecking our list of 25 luxurious watch brands for men.

Ochs und Junior Perpetual Calendar

The latest timepiece presented by Ochs und Junior is also the most complicated timepiece of the brand, a perpetual calendar model which makes the date easy to read from the same distance as the time. The Ochs und Junior Perpetual Calendar displays the date for every month including February. Using analog dots representing the year, month and date, the dial remains pretty clean, usually a challenge for perpetual calendar watches. Based on the self-winding Ulysse Nardin UN-118 calibre, beating at 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and offering a power reserve of 60 hours, Oechslin’s perpetual calendar comprises just 9 additional parts resulting in fewer interactions between parts and higher reliability. Functions can be set by simply using the crown, and the date is adjustable both forwards and backwards. The Ochs und Junior Perpetual Calendar comes in a 42 mm grade 5 titanium case with a patina dial, platinum PT950 hands, rhodium markers, and orange dots with an export price of Swiss Francs 20,240. Customisation is also possible.

Armin Strom – Gravity Sailing Special Edition

To celebrate the second season of the Sailing Team bearing its name, Armin Strom created a limited commemorative edition of its Gravity model giving the first of the 32 pieces to the team’s skipper Flavio Marazzi, Switzerland’s most successful sailing competitor, a four-time Olympian, and an Armin Strom ambassador. The striking black and orange colours on the Gravity Sailing’s dial and strap match the design of the team’s catamaran and its sail. The dial featuring small seconds and off-centre time indications is framed by a black-PVD treated stainless steel case with a diameter of 43.40 mm and a thickness of 13 mm. Water resistant to 50 metres, the case protects the Manufacture automatic movement Calibre AMR13 which beats at the slow frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of 5 days. Escape wheel and pallets are made of massive gold with hardened functional areas. The micro rotor is visible from the dial side while the sapphire crystal case back allows the wearer to enjoy the beautiful finishing of plate and bridges. Delivered with a genuine black alligator strap and stainless steel PVD black ardillon buckle as well as an additional black rubber strap, the Armin Strom Gravity Sailing Special Edition (ref. ST16-GS.90) has a price of Swiss Francs 13,900.

TOP 10 Most Expensive Wrist Watches In The World

There are many watches that are a lot more than instruments of fashionable expression and time telling; these watches are the delights of connoisseurs, collectors and buyers. These are high-end pieces made in gold, titanium, sapphire and crystal, and come fully equipped with all the functionality that one could imagine in a watch. Be it chronographs, cathedral bell gongs or moon phase indicators, these pieces have them all and more. Here are the top 10 most expensive wrist-watches in the world. And if you like expensive things you should heck out list of Top 10 Most Expensive Cars in the World and Top 25 Luxury Watch Brands for Men.

Casio Unveils Smart Outdoor WSD-F10 Watch

Casio has been an essential watchmaker for years, and now they’ve finally entered into the Android Wear market with the Casio WSD-F10 watch, a watch that’s rugged and packed with the latest tech. The Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 is not unlike the company’s popular G-Shock series of watches, as it’s meant for outdoor use. While Android Wear is the operating system, the watch also has an analog watch mode that should last around a month on a single charge. The watch’s biggest features are that it’s water-resistant to 50 meters, meeting the U.S. military’s MSL-STD-810 standard – which is impressive – and it is packed with a pressure sensor, compass, and accelerometer. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a GPS. The screen is similar to the original Moto 360 , sized at 320 x 300p and it has a flat tire, but it’s hardly noticeable. What will be noticeable is the gargantuan watch itself, with dimensions of 61.7mm x 56.4mm x 15.7mm. It’s a rugged, bulky device that comes in orange, black, red, and green. Its dual-layer LCD screen has a monochrome mode that basically turns off all “smart” features, turning it into a basic digital watch that can last up to a month on a full charge. This let’s you utilize battery power for its smart functions only when you’re using those functions. Along with your standard Android Wear features, what makes the WSD-F10 special is that Casio has developed special “tools” that offer quick access to the device’s sensors – letting you take a glance at information such as altitude, compass direction, air pressure, and sunrise and sunset times. The watch has dedicated buttons to access these tools on the side. And to further support the watch’s purpose, the WSD-F10 will come with preloaded apps including MyRadar, RunKeeper, Yamap, and ViewRanger. The Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 will retail for about $500 , which is pricey. The company plans to launch the smartwatch in Japan and in the U.S. toward the end of the first quarter of 2016.

HYT Skull Maori Watches

HYT has decided to impress us once again with a new version of one of their beautiful watches, called the HYT Skull Maori. The watch features traditional decorative techniques, which is actually a first for the brand, and if the skull looks familiar to you it’s because it’s the same one featured on previous models in the HYT Skull collection. This time the skull has been brought to life by intricate engraving in Maori style, but there are more impressive features to be talking about: sand from an exclusive beach in the composition of a bezel, a wind-up generator that allows the mechanical piece to benefit from electricity as well as an exquisite case made out of cigar leaves and Polyepoxide. The HYT Skull Maori features a design that’s obviously inspired by the ancient culture with an enormous golden skull dominating the face and featuring a special engraving that gives the watch a unique personality. The same Maori-inspired design is continued on the stap of this watch, beautifully complementing its dial. Priced at US $120,000, the HYT Skull Maori is a limited edition watch, with only 15 pieces to be produced. Don’t forget to check Top 25 Luxury Watch Brands for Men.

Sarpaneva Korona K0 Northern Lights

A variant of Stepan Sarpaneva‘s signature moon phase wristwatch, the Korona K01 Northern Lights combines the Finnish watchmaker’s strikingly expressive moon face with a radiant Super-Luminova dial. A sandwich construction gives the dial two layers, an open-worked dial on the top and a Super-Luminova coated disc below, giving it a blue, green or violet glow in the dark. Each of the three dial colours is coated to match the colour of the Super-Luminova, with the distinctive moon phase disc made of 18k red or white gold, just as it is on every other Sarpaneva watch. The Korona K01 Northern Lights has a 46 mm steel case, with a Soprod A10 automatic movement inside. Here the movement has been modified to have the moon phase disc replace the date, with slightly different gearing required so that the moon disc makes one revolution every 29.5 days (a date disc takes 31 days to make a full circle). And the rotor is inlaid with a moon face and weight in 18k gold. Three models of the Northern Lights are available, green, blue and violet. All have steel cases except for the violet, which is black coated. The Sarpaneva Korona Northern Lights is priced at €14,500 before taxes.

Ralph Lauren Skeleton Automotive Watch

Inspired by his award-winning 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, the Ralph Lauren Skeleton Automotive Watch blends the designer’s love of classic automobiles with horology. Like a car with its hood opened, the timepiece encourages you to view its inner workings thanks to the visible, manually wound RL1967 caliber movement. Complimenting the steel and brass gear elements are black oxidized hands, a large balance, a black shot-blasted stainless steel case, and a varnished bezel made from amboyna burl, a wood widely known for its use in car interiors. Price tag is $35,000.

Ritot – The First Projection Watch

It’s been a long time since mankind has stopped peering into the sky at the sun to calculate the time. Clocks were invented for this purpose. The first clock was created thousands of years ago. There were various types of clock, including sundial, clepsydra, hourglass and others. Since then, the evolution of clock has continued and brought to us the first wristwatch. Every year there emerge dozens of new models of wristwatch, but the operating principle has not changed. Ritot belongs to the new generation of wristwatches, which project the dial onto your wrist. The uniqueness of the technology lies in pico projector; it allows projecting a dial with high quality graphics and brightness. The watch does not have any buttons, except for one touch sensitive button, which will help you manipulate the projection – run a mechanism of temporary (10 sec) or permanent projection. There are two models – “Sport” and “Bracelet” Ritot wristwatch. The battery is enough for 30 days in standby mode and up to 150 hours in active mode. To start mass production developer needs $ 50,000, but he had already gathered almost $ 524,000 at Indiegogo. Ritot release is expected in January-February next year.

Futuristic ZIIIRO Saturn Silver Wrist Watch

ZIIIRO have just released their latest minimalist offering, the sleek ZIIIRO Saturn Silver. Now available in luxurious chrome silver with exquisite polish on its stainless steel casing and strap, the latest Saturn watch features a unique digital display. “Introducing the future. Saturn’s unique digital display rides through time by propelling its hour and minute through black segments. The hour can be deciphered from its outer ring of 12 segments and minute from inner ring of 60 segments. This futuristic piece comes with a polished stainless steel casing and 24mm stainless steel mesh strap. Available in 4 colors of Black, Gunmetal, Chrome and Silver.” The most pleasant part is that unlike many other futuristic watches you can buy this model – here.

Concrete Watches by Dzmitry Samal

Let us show you a series of watches with frames made of concrete. The author of this limited edition collection is Paris based designer Dzmitry Samal. The watches are partly made of concrete using a patented technology and are “Megapolis inspired”. Each timepiece is realized by hand in Switzerland in a limited edition of 100 pieces. "I chose concrete, a noble, modern, honest and robust material, the stuff our megapolis are made of. My watches tell the story of an alliance of French creativity and Swiss technical performance, innovating in a field that has never been explored in watchmaking before." Price for these unique watches is 980-1240 Euros. They are available only through pre-order and will be delivered at the end of November 2012. Take a look! And don’t forget to check the list of the most luxurious watch brands for men.