Watches & Wonders continues on as one of the premier horological events. In Part 1 we featured some amazing watches from the likes of A. Lange & Söhne, Panerai and IWC, while Part 2 featured watchmakers like Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Hublot. Up next is Part 3, where we’ll highlight some incredible new watches from Vacheron Constantin, Baume & Mercier and Zenith. Enjoy gents!
Baume & Mercier
Baume & Mercier Riviera Collection
From Baume & Mercier we have a remake of the 1973 Riviera collection. Available in three sizes – 36mm, 42mm and 43mm, with each made in steel, the new Riviera collection continues to build upon the original model’s balanced look, sporty and ultra-contemporary look.
H. Moser & Cie
H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool
H. Moser & Cie revels in combining simplicity with the insanely complex, a feat that continues with its latest piece, the Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool. Featuring a stunning blue lagoon fume dial, the Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool’s focal point is of course that incredible tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye
For those of you wanting something a touch more dramatic from your H. Moser & Cie made tourbillon, then perhaps the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye might appeal more. Crafted with either a red-hued “Ox Eye” or blue “Falcon Eye” dial, the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye is a beautifully exotic looking piece of haute horlogerie from one of our favourite independent watchmakers.
Ulysse Nardin Diver X Skeleton
Ulysse Nardin marries two of its collections into one piece with the Diver X Skeleton. Dramatic, theatrical and bold in both its styling and its execution. The Diver X Skeleton holds its own as a true contemporary piece of horology, incorporating the use of novel and modern materials coupled with a highly avant-garde and futuristic aesthetic.
Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker
The Blast Hourstriker is an insanely complicated timepiece that is actually the result of a joint partnership with audio tech company Devialet. The result is a chiming watch that boasts an incredible 85 dB with thanks to the use of a titanium membrane. The Blast Hourstriker leaves little to the imagination, especially so with the flying tourbillon and the 45mm red gold and black DLC titanium case.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin in White Gold
Vacheron Constantin has answered the prayers of those waiting for a white metal version of the maison’s Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin. Here is the openworked version, crafted in white gold with blue highlights throughout. But Vacheron being Vacheron went one step further with this release, also offering a closed blue dial variant available for its customers. We’d definitely take the openworked version, though.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon in Pink Gold
Now available in pink gold, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon continues to defy critics and remain plausibly as one of the most beautiful sports tourbillons on the planet. We love the combination of the pink gold case with the blue dial, perfected only by the incredible tourbillon encased in that gorgeous Maltese Cross tourbillon cage.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Chronograph Split Second
By far one of our favourite releases of Watches & Wonders, the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Chronograph Split Second is an epic piece of haute horlogerie. Crafted in platinum and featuring a movement made from 473 individually finished components, the Traditionnelle Chronograph Split Second measures a paper-thin 10.72mm. Can’t think of anything else that can top this.
Zenith Defy Extreme
Zenith outdid itself at Watches & Wonders 2021 with its latest creation, the Defy Extreme. Featuring a 1/100 of a second chronograph in a variety of case and colour versions almost completely visible through the openworked dial, the Defy Extreme is an extension of what Zenith does best.