Impressive HYT Hydro Mechanical Watches – H2O

The HYT H2.0 is perhaps the most impressive HYT watch yet. It features a massive domed sapphire crystal which acts as the bezel, crystal, and case flanks all in one. The wristwatch, like all HYT watches, tells time with a retrograde liquid display, filled and emptied by two bellows located on the lower section of the dial. And like the HYT H0 that was introduced earlier this year, this liquid timekeeper also has vertical numerals, viewable through the sapphire crystal from the peripheral. Instead of a closed dial, the H2.0 is fully skeletonized so you can see all the liquid and mechanics, as well as the free sprung balance wheel, swinging back and forth 21,600 times per hour (3Hz) at 12 o’clock. Water-resistance is 30 meters. The power reserve is 192-hours. The caseback is made of stainless steel which has a black DLC coating. Winding and time-setting are all controlled through the single crown which has a selector display at 3 o’clock. There are two versions, one in red, and one in blue. Each is limited to 10 pieces. Also we recommend you to check TOP 25 luxury watch brands for men and TOP 10 most expensive wrist watches in the world.

Cyrus Klepcys Vertical Tourbillion

Founded in 2010 and based in Le Locle, Cyrus is part of a group, owned by a wealthy Swiss family, which also includes Chronode, a well known manufacture of high-end mechanical movements which collaborates with several famous brands and is recognized for its capability to innovate. The latest creation from Cyrus well illustrates the desire and the capability of the brand to break conventions and explore new watchmaking possibilities. As its name suggests, the Cyrus Klepcys Vertical Tourbillon features a sophisticated tourbillon and place it in the middle of the dial on a vertical axis. This is a complete first in watchmaking. In fact, the tourbillon is usually positioned horizontally and at 6 o’clock.

TOP 10 Most Expensive Wrist Watches In The World

A classy timepiece worn on your wrist can instantly add a touch of elegance to your overall look. It is a sign of prestige for the rich and the famous who tend to thoroughly enjoy wearing these to look and feel like absolute royalty. There is a high level of skilled craftsmanship that is required to give a wristwatch the grace that it truly deserves . While some wrist watches have a historical significance, others are exquisitely enrobed in luxurious diamonds.

Newest Luxury Watch by Harry Winston – Project Z12

The Harry Winston Project Z12 is immediately recognisable for its architectural dial which displays retrograde hours and minutes in a unconventional concentric and subtly asymmetric layout. Placed under a large, openwork blue bridge, the hours and minutes hands do not simply move but jump over a 140-degree field. When each reaches the end of its rotation, it jumps back. In total, this retrograde choreography occurs 26 times a day, right in the middle of overlapping circles. The date is displayed on a disc located on the edge of the dial. This sapphire disc is fixed and punctuated by transfers bearing numbers between 1 and 31. Luminescent material moves beneath its surface to illuminate the date. The protruding element of Project Z12 is the large, arched bridge that straddles the central axis of the dial. Evoking the unyielding structures of Manhattan’s great bridges, the timepiece recalls Harry Winston’s New York City heritage. At the centre of this bridge is the Harry Winston emerald, its signature hallmark and a recurrent design featured on its timepieces.

Luxurious Watches – Top 25 Luxury Watch Brands for Men

For those who thought that improving technology would render the classic watches obsolete, doesn’t seem that time is coming anytime soon. Luxury watches continue being coveted pieces for the enthusiastic rich. Here we take a look at the top 25 luxurious watch brands for men.

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire Transparent Watch

Take a look at these stunning Bell & Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire Watch. Each of the three one-of-a-kind pieces has a 45mm case made from five blocks of sapphire, which holds a movement with the main plate, bridges, dial, hands, and tourbillon cage all made from a single hue. The first is a black version that offers the maximum contrast with the clear case and translucent rubber strap, the second is made using solid pink gold, and the third is a deep blue that refers to the aged color of the hands on antique timepieces. All three have a skeletonized dial at 12 o’clock, a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, and Superluminova-filled indices and hour and minute hands. One piece costs $400,000. And don’t forget to check TOP 10 most expensive wrist watches in the world.

The Limited Edition Vacheron Constantin Year Of The Dog

The Year of the Rooster is almost over and it’s time to feel excited by the upcoming Year of the Dog. Designed to celebrate the new Chinese zodiac year, the Vacheron Constantin Year of the Dog watch is a limited edition timepiece available in two forms – a model with a platinum blue dial and a white gold dog, or a version with a pink gold burnished red dial and a pink gold dog. Each version will be produced in only a dozen units. Well, for instance, the dials also show off wonderful decorations realized with the help of an ancient art of paper-cutting, known in Chinese as Jianzhi. Master engravers and enamelers at Vacheron Constantin have created the engraved foliage motif on each dial which seems to be floating over it.

Spectacular Urwerk UR-105 ‘Raging Gold’

Founded back in 1995, Urwerk is one of the world’s most avant-garde independent watch brands. The brand’s new UR-105 “Raging Gold” is less of a milestone than what we’ve been used to by Urwerk, but it still features a gold bezel and looks totally awesome. The Urwerk UR-105 “Raging Gold” forgets all about a girl’s best friends and reminds us all about the immorality of gold, which complements this amazing timekeeping wonder. The large 4N red gold bezel has been engraved to create an intricate Clou de Paris pattern, while the rest of the case is made using a PVD-coated titanium. Just like the standard Urwerk UR-105, if we could call ever this incredible timepiece like that, the Racing Gold version is super light and it could easily handle 30-meter deep waters – just in case you like getting wet. The time is beautifully displayed on this watch using revolving satellites, which seems to be Urwerk’s calling card, that always manages to shock and awe everyone. For this new watch, the Swiss brand has also improved the UR 5.02 caliber within, with the impressive mechanism hidden from our eyes. But on the titanium case back, you will find the turbines that regulate the self-winding mechanism of the watch, while a 48-hour power reserve backs everything up. It might be worth mentioning that the Urwerk UR-105 “Raging Gold” is limited to just 22 units, each of which will be costing 67,000 CHF .

Creative T1.1 Watch

LTHR Supply has been drawing inspiration from the rugged, enduring spirit of New England for a while, but the T1.1 Watch might be our favorite creation of theirs yet. Swiss-made, five-jewel, Ronda 763 movement. Scratch-resistant, anti-glare sapphire crystal. Contrasting stainless case, face and leather strap. Unconventional, digital style, single line time readout that’s situated opposite the crown. Whether you’re looking for something unique or something to impress, the T1.1 Watch is what you want to strap to your wrist.

Modular Smartwatch by Maik Lippe

This smartwatch designed by Maik Lippe recognizes this trend and offers the user a modular solution that can continue to be upgraded over time. Each technical component from the face to the “half straps” can be updated, including a half strap that houses a flexible battery to save space and give the face a slimmer profile. The sensor array at the back of the watch combines a number of sensors like heart rate, photo-spectrometer, blood pressure and more.

The H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alp Watch

Today we want to show you the Swiss-made anti-Apple Watch. It’s called the Swiss Alp Watch, and it comes from high-end independent watchmaker H. Moser. The first thing you’ll notice about the Swiss Alp Watch is that it, well, looks exactly like the Apple Watch.You’ve got that beautiful, rounded, rectangular-shaped case that oozes the great Jony Ive-led Apple Design team. But instead of a touch screen with any number of apps, you have a gorgeous grey fume dial, something for which Moser is well known among watch aficionados. The lugs, which look just like the wire lugs found on the higher end Apple Watches, actually use a spring bar, but the effect is there. Inside, you have an in-house H. Moser caliber that features a power reserve indicator and Straumann hairspring. But you know what, it almost doesn’t matter that it’s inside – suffice it to say it’s a wonderful, high-end, mostly hand-finished, all hand-assembled, completely Swiss-made movement that tells you nothing but the time and will likely last multiple generations. Essentially, what Swiss watchmaking is all about. The Moser Swiss Alp Watch looks and feels just like the Apple Watch on the wrist, and in fact is the same size as the 38 mm variation. It is white gold, so the weight is considerably more, but the feel is very much the same. Only 50 pieces will be made, all in white gold, and at a price of $24,900 – only a little bit more than the all-rose-gold Apple Watch Edition.

The $28k Watch Inspired by Darth Vader

Devon, an LA-based design team, has taken Darth Vader’s blacked-out style and infused it into this elaborate timepiece. The $28,500 watch has little elements borrowed from the Sith Lord – a strap designed like his gloves, accents that mimic his helmet – and a wild stand that looks like a TIE Fighter. But this isn’t just some fanboy timepiece, with scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens with bulletproof durability, four interwoven 2-micron thin nylon belts that tell the time, four micro-step motors, and a total of 350 individual parts, this is a serious watch for serious watch fans. Also included are a pair of TIE Fighter cuff links to finish off the look. Of course, with only 500 being made, and a price tag that rivals a new car, it might be nice just to look at the pictures.

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.

The Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumière Dead Seconds Tourbillon

Angelus was a brand that died in the seventies, along with most of the Swiss watch industry when the cheap quartz watch came along. Now the label has been revived by La Joux-Perret, the ingenious movement specialist that’s the sister company of Arnold & Son. Its first timepiece takes over where the original Angelus ended – in the seventies. The U10 Tourbillon Lumière is equipped with a large, oblong case inspired by the watches and industrial design of that period – echoes of the early Beta 21 quartz watches are obvious. And to top it all off, the U10 Tourbillon Lumière has a dead seconds that ticks in one second steps, just like the quartz watches that decimated Angelus forty years ago. Visually it is pure seventies, with the case inspired by German industrial designer Dieter Rams’ creations for Braun. Measuring a large 62.75 mm by 38 mm, the case is made from BO-988, a steel alloy with higher corrosion resistance than the 316L steel typically used for watch cases. The movement was developed by the talented team at La Joux-Perret. It’s a one minute flying tourbillon with the tourbillon regulator mounted on a titanium arm, seemingly floating in between two large sapphire crystals. That effect is enhanced by the matte black coating on the inside of the case around the tourbillon. Also made of clear sapphire, the aperture for the dial is also matte black on its inside. The case has seven sapphire crystals, on the front, back and sides, each of which is bevelled and set slightly above the case. One of the crystals is curved at 90 degrees, wrapping around the to show off the tourbillon. And another is for the power reserve indicator, located at six o’clock on the side of the case. The Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumière is a limited edition of 25 watches. Pricing will be announced at Baselworld.

Customizable Android Watch with Classic Design by HUAWEI

The HUAWEI Watch is a handsome piece of wearable technology with Android OS and compatibility with apps such as Google Now and UP by Jawbone. The smartwatch connects with one’s phone via Bluetooth but works independently enough that the wearer won’t need to be tied to the phone all day to take advantage of the watch’s features, which include a built-in mic, a heart rate meter, and visual and vibration notifications for communications and events. Fully customizable, the watch offers more than 40 possible faces with a blend of classic and innovative chronograph features indicating speed, weather conditions, day of the week, moon phase, calories burned, and more. Each of these options is cleanly displayed on the AMOLED screen, which boasts a 10,000: 1 high-contrast ratio and 286ppi for ultra-high resolution. Classically designed, the HUAWEI Watch is one of the first smartwatches with a sapphire crystal, the luxury wristwatch standard. Additionally, the device is styled with a round face; a stainless steel case in one’s choice of a plain, gold, or black finish; and a steel or leather buckle strap. The release date and price have not yet been announced.

The Cartier Crash Skeleton

The Cartier Crash Watch is popular for the story of its evolution. The first crash watch was introduced in 1957, in London. It’s design, inspired from a Cartier watch that was damaged in a car crash. Cartier Crash watches have been produced before in different styles, but the one launched this year is the most advanced of them all – the Cartier Crash Skeleton. The entire movement is redesigned and restructured, to be shown as ‘art in motion’, in the dial. Naturally, the shape of the watch caused a number of production complications. First, the case was very difficult to machine because of the unique curvature, compounded by the fact that it is platinum. Second, mineral crystals were used front and back, presumably because Cartier found it impossible or cost prohibitive to manufacture sapphire crystals with both vertical and horizontal curves. Lastly, the movement was of course extremely challenging to develop and manufacture because it had to fit within the uncommon shape of the asymmetrical case. The case is platinum, as is the crown, set with a blue sapphire cabochon . The main plate and bridges are in rhodium-plated German silver, with chamfered and polished edges. The hand wound movement beats at 4Hz and has a three day power reserve, thanks to twin barrels. The Cartier Crash Skeleton is paired with a gray alligator leather strap and white gold folding clasp. There will be 67 pieces made in platinum, and 67 in diamond-set platinum. The price tag is $82,500.

The Urwerk UR-110 Eastwood Watch

The Urwerk UR-110 is for the man who craves something unique on his wrist. The UR-110 continues URWERK’s offbeat tradition of telling time via orbiting satellite complications – the hours are shown in a series of rotating modules, while the minutes are displayed on the right side in a downward moving scale. The UR-110 also features a day/night indicator and service interval display on the front, while around back you’ll notice the automatic winding system regulated by dual turbines, and it’s all held together by a titanium case. The plan is for each watch to be delivered with three different strap materials, each of which will make the watch look very different.

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.

Garmin Fenix 3

Garmin have rolled out their new activity-focused sports watch, the Fenix 3. Fenix 3 is the rugged, capable and smart multisport training GPS watch. With feature sets for fitness training plus feature sets for outdoor navigation, Fenix 3 is ready for any training activity and competition. The smart multisport GPS watch now features a new daylight-readable color display (the Fenix 2 was monochrome) and now includes Garmin’s Connect IQ platform, an open-source forum for developers to create apps specifically for Garmin products. Available in three styles, silver, gray, and sapphire with metal band.

Watch Inspired by the Bottom of a Glass Bottle

Designed by London’s Industrial Facility for the Italian brand NAVA Design, the Bottle Watch is an analog wristwatch with a face that resembles the bottom of a glass bottle. Turn over an empty bottle of beer or old-fashioned soda to see that there are usually sixty grooves cut into the base. These notches prevent suction between the glass and the table. On a watch, however, they’re mostly decorative; the notches do give the wearer a sense of the time, but, primarily, they make the bezel look more elegant. Monochrome except for the white three-hand movement, the synthetic watch comes in gray, brown, green, and blue, echoing the traditional colors of glass.