Daniel Arsham’s Upcoming Watch Collaboration with ANICORN

Daniel Arsham teamed up with Hong Kong watchmaker ANICORN on a limited edition collaboration. Officially dubbed the ARSHAM STUDIO STANDARD WATCH, the collaborative item boasts a stainless steel case body wrapped in tonal black and etched with the words “PAST – PRESENT – FUTURE.” An edition number (No. 1-100) of each watch will be embellished on the metal plate on the case back. The complete offering includes a mechanical timepiece, leather straps, hourglasses, stainless steel button, gloves, and a screwdriver. “Arsham has unearthed a way of seeing the familiar objects of today as future artifacts – taking the past, and making it present,” said ARSHAM STUDIO. “Illustrating the concept of time with sensible touches. The collaboration, Arsham defies his perspective of time through this handcrafted mechanical timepiece.” And if you need something luxury – check our collection of 25 luxury watch brands for men.

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.

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.

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.

Incredible Luxury Collection of Watches by HYT

Let us show you the fascinating HYT H0 collection, a new incredible line of watches from HYT which proves once again that the Swiss brand is one of the world’s most avant-garde watchmakers. Easily recognizable for their innovative way of telling time, with liquid-filled tubes, these new watches come in three different versions, the H0 Silver, H0 Orange and H0 Black, each of them equally appealing and putting out a minimalist vibe. But in this case the crystal that wraps around the side of the watch will get anyone looking its way. The HYT H0 collection utilizes the same technology with a much cleaner aesthetic, adding an interesting twist to an already impressive and appreciated design language. As mentioned, the HYT H0 collection will come in 3 different flavors, with users benefitting from a titanium or black DLC-coated titanium 48.8 mm case. Skeletonized windows at 6 o’clock show off the reservoirs, while each piece will be fitted with an exclusive HYT Calibre beating at 28,800VpH with 35 jewels and Côtes de Genève-decorated bridges visible through the sapphire caseback. The domed sapphire crystal will prove to be an incredible treat for our eyes, while the chic rubber strap and 30 meters of water residence are also worth a mention. If you’re wondering about pricing info right now, you should know that these new HYT beauties will be priced at $39,000 USD, each. And it’s not a surprise since HYT is one of the most luxury brands for men.

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.

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.

Special Edition Richard Mille RM 68-01 Tourbillion

Bespoke timepiece company Richard Mille asked French street artist Cyril Phan, aka Kongo, to add a his graffiti style to every component of their ‘RM 68-01 tourbillion’; model. Working closely with the research and development team, they first selected an asymmetrical case that added extra punch to the design. The paints had to tested to adhere to the delicate titanium movement as well as the weight, as not to throw the pieces out of balance or impede the mechanisms. It took about a year to perfect the process and design necessary to protect the gears, using special tweezers for treating the pieces without touching them. Microscopic letter stencils, barely visible to the naked eye, cut from thin sheets of metal created graffiti art never found on a timepiece before. Cyril Phan also employed very special pens for his airbrush system that deposits paint drop by drop to apply the particular paint on the metal surfaces. For each watch, the French artist wanted to inflect a graphic vocabulary with letters, words and colors – basically the same as painting on a canvas. Never before has a graffiti taken shape on the bridges and baseplates of a watch, making the Richard Mille ‘RM 68-01’ a truly contemporary piece of art within the timepiece market.

Klokers Klok-02 Watch

No matter what time zone you’re in, the minutes and seconds are the same as everywhere else. The Klokers Klok-02 Watch takes advantage of this fact, letting you check the time anywhere on Earth with just the push of a button. It does this by displaying retrograde minutes and seconds on the top half, then pairing a circular opening for hours with a second window showing the current city, and a pusher at 4 o’clock to swap between them. A Swiss-made movement powers the watch, which has a 43 mm metal polymer and faux leather case, and a 22mm leather bracelet that hooks to the watch via a patented “jewel” that makes swapping bands quick and easy.

Louis Vuitton Escale Worldtime ‘The World is a Dancefloor’

Paul Pettavino, the 19 year old son of Only Watch founder Luc Pettavino, suggested a wristwatch with a chequered dance floor motif, resulting in Louis Vuitton Escale Worldtime “The World is a Dancefloor”. Based on the Escale Worldtime, this unique edition for the Only Watch charity auction is adorned with hand-painted, multicoloured squares on the almost psychedelic dial. All of the dial components are hand-painted, including the two discs that indicate the hours and minutes. The white gold case measures 41mm in diameter, with all the functions of the watch controlled via the crown, hence the lack of buttons on the case. The movement was created by La Fabrique du Temps, a movement specialist now owned by Louis Vuitton. It’s self-winding with a mystery rotor, visible on the back. The rim of the rotor spins around the silkscreened “LV” logo on the sapphire crystal, with no apparent connection to the movement, hence the “mystery” moniker. The rim of the case back is engraved “Only Watch 2015” and “No. 1/1”, since it is a unique piece. The Escale Worldtime “The World is a Dancefloor” is accompanied by one of Louis Vuitton’s signature trunks in graphite Damier canvas with a hand-painted dance floor motif on its lid. All the proceeds from the auction, which takes place on November 7, 2015, will go towards research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an illness that afflicts Paul Pettavino and the impetus behind Luc’s creation of Only Watch.

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.

Wristwatch Concept “Round-the-Clock”

Our readers seem to get used to unusual and creative wristwatch concepts but today’s concept will surprise you for sure. By the first glance it’s even hard to understand that this is a wristwatch. The Round-the-Clock created by Kõrös Benedek looks like a bracelet but at the same time it tells the time with hour and minute rings that rotate around the user’s wrist. Made of stainless steel, plastic and rubber, this exceptional timepiece is unexpectedly modern and elegant. Take a look!

Mr Jones Watches “All Around the World”

The following watch called "All around the world" by Mr Jones Watches isn’t only another beautiful and stylish model. This watch allows you to visualise the time in different countries – eight are represented on the single hand. Each hand is a landmark building in a different time zone. For example if you’re in London then Big Ben is the hour hand that you look at; in New York you would use Statue of Liberty as your hour marker. You can see at a glance the time in the different zones by reading it off the angle of the building. A pigeon (the universal city dweller) marks the minutes. This watch is produced in an edition of 100 pieces, each one numbered on the case back and signed by the designer, Crispin Jones, on the insert card. The watch comes in an MJW presentation box which features a specially commissioned artwork by illustrator Beibei Nei. And don’t forget to check the list the most luxurious watch brands for men.

Wrist Watches from Famous Auto Brands

The tradition of producing wrist watches under auto brand name starts in the early 20 th century when the first wrist watch has appeared. Many legendary car manufacturers produce their own line of watches dedicated to anniversaries and special occasions in the life of brands. Most auto makers have contracts with famous watch companies and produce watches with their labels. But some auto makers such as Lamborghini and Porsche prefer to have their own watch factory and produce their own wrist watches. These watches from the first sketches to design of gift packaging are entirely made by specialists of legendary auto brands. Also we recommend you to check the list of the most luxurious watch brands for men.

Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Ultra-Thin

Swiss watchmaker and jeweler Piaget has released new automatic watch – Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Ultra-Thin – which combines three years of research and development work and currently holds the title of the thinnest self-winding timepiece with a tourbillon escapement. The watch is presented in a signature 46.5 mm wide and 10.4 mm thin cushion-shaped case made either of 18-carat rose or white gold. You’ll have a chance to look at the whole line of watches this month at the SIHH 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Bugatti-inspired Sporting Watch
from Ralph Lauren

“Every Bugatti is in a certain way an art object, from its dashboard to its tooling to its engine. Every detail on the car is like fine art, or maybe I should say like a very fine watch.” – Ralph Lauren. Famous desginer has unveiled a special watch inspired by his own vintage Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe 1938. The dial color is a matte black galvanic with matte brown elm burl wood decoration. The watch will contain an IWC made manually wound movement. This elegant timepiece is now available through Ralph Lauren’s Sporting collection for a price of $13,200.