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Watch Out For the Best Timepieces of 2015

June 25, 2015


SIHH Watch Show Geneva

The SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) is the most prestigious watch show in the world and it has just kicked off in (where else?) Geneva. The first major watch show of the year usually gets the ball rolling in terms of building up hype and interest.

So, what better time to list the ten best watches for 2015?

Cartier Ballon Bleu Serti Vibrant

Cartier did what they do best and swamped their 2015 with an enormous amount of diamonds. There are 123 stones on this year’s version of the Ballon Bleu and it certainly makes a statement.

The watch borrows from an obscure setting style called en tremblant. This is where diamonds are mounted to the watch via springs. The result is the marvellous sparkle that you see when you hold the watch up to light.

Cartier Ballon Bleu

Audemars Piquet Royal Oak 41mm 15400 Two-Tone

 

This is a slightly larger version of 2012’s version and features a two-tone steel finish as well as a sprinkling of 18 karat gold.

This edition is also the first ever Audemars Royal Gold to feature both a two tone steel and a rose gold finish.

Audemars Piquet Royal
Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillion Moon

A smart, subtle watch – this watch features a ‘moon phase’ display which is 30 times more accurate than its competitors. Amazingly, this watch only produces an error every 3,877 years! Imagine that!

The industry standard is every 122 years and that’s why this item is Jaegers flagship watch for this season.

Jaeger Lecoutre Duometre
Vacheron Constantin Harmony Ultra-Thin Grande Complication Chronograph Caliber 3500

 

So far Vacheron Constantin have only released this model as part of a limited run so there are currently only ten available. The watch also comes at a premium price of £235,000 which makes it one of the most expensive watches on show this year.

However, if you are looking for a premium piece of luxury then look no further. The Caliber 3500 features a relatively succinct sense of style in comparison to its other premium rivals. Only the keenest eyes can notice this kind of craftsmanship.

Vacheron Constantin
Montblanc Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Geospheres Vasco de Gama

No, you’re wrong. This isn’t a special association with the legendary Brazilian football team. This is the crème de la crème of French watch making. This watch has a special feature that shows the time in any part of the world at any time via the use of two globes. These half-globes are part of the watch-face.

However, this craftsmanship does come with a price and because of Montblanc’s strong belief that every watch should be hand-crafted there is a small amount of availability.

Montblanc Tourbillon

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton

Long dismissed by conservative watch experts, Roger Dubuis is now climbing to the top of the mountain. The company has been through a real creative change in the past couple of years and they seemed to have settled on their style.

This hasn’t just been designed simply to shock, it is actually a nice watch for the modern gentleman.

Roger Dubuis

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

It seems to be a growing trend that watches nowadays must feature larger faces and this year’s Greubel is no different. The 36mm movement is particularly massive, especially when you consider that it is squeezed into a 43.5mm case.

This may not be for everyone but the Tourbillon 24 secondes has definitely got influencers talking.

Greubel Forsey

Cartier Cle de Cartier

Cartier has long been the gold standard in terms of high-end watches and jewellery and this year’s edition follows on from that legacy.

Featuring a medium sized face and a traditional colour scheme with movements borrowed from old timepieces, the piece evokes memories of 1950’s classic film cool.

Cartier Cle de Cartier

Panerai Radiomir 47mm 3 Days Firenze Acciaio

Another limited edition watch, this particular piece is even harder to get hold of. The watch is only available for natives of the Italian city of Florence. The watch is essentially just a slight improvement on the previous model, the seminal Radiomir.

The main difference is that the mechanism has been changed to a more reliable Panerai P.3000.

Panerai Radiomir

Richard Mille RM 11 Bracelet

Another classic with a modern twist. This is the type of watch that cannot be improved. Classic design with a fairly unorthodox face. This watch can be worn by either women or men.

It also has all of the classic features enjoyed by loyal fans of the Richard Mile brand – brushed steel, polished edges and a spring-loaded deployant.

Richard Mille

To learn more about our loans on fine watches you can visit our dedicated watches loans webpage.  Finally, some of the many watch brands we loan against include: A. Lange & SohneBreguetBreitlingBulgari, Cartier, ChopardHarry WinstonHublotIWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Omega, Panerai, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, TiffanyUlysse NardinUrwerk, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, and Rolex to name just a few.



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