Multi Complication

Audemars Piguet Debuts a Triple-Complication Movement in a Vintage-Inspired Case

Audemars Piguet has packed three complications—a tourbillon, chronograph, and minute repeater—into a 47-millimeter case that was inspired by the brand’s early-20th-century pocket watches. The Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph ($471,300) has been produced in two 10-piece editions: one with a pink-gold case and the other with a titanium case. The titanium amplifies the minute repeater—which […]

Panerai Refines Its Sporty Split-Seconds Chronograph

While its roots are in creating sophisticated military timepieces, Panerai has lately been adding a sporty character to its watches, particularly those equipped with the in-house P2006 manual split-seconds chronograph movement. The titanium-clad PAM 530 Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio ($27,200) is the latest development along these lines. The movement is a uniquely-designed split-seconds […]

Holiday Desires: Watches

You need not be a serious, well-informed watch collector to know that Patek Philippe reigns supreme as the producer most serious collectors pursue. Even in the world of collectible pocket watches—a category that Doug Escribano, head of sales for Christie’s watches and wristwatches department, says is strengthening—enameled Patek Philippe pocket watches from the mid-20th century […]

Chopard’s Speed Racer

Chopard’s fifth limited-edition Jacky Ickx watch was developed with input from its namesake racing legend to evoke the spirit of classic car racing. The Jacky Ickx Edition V ($11,140) pays tribute to Ickx’s six wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours with the numbers 6/24 engraved on the case back. Limited to 2,000 pieces, the […]

Carl F. Bucherer’s Center of Attention

The steel Manero CentralChrono ($7,100) by Carl F. Bucherer breaks from traditional chronograph design by using centrally mounted hands to track the elapsing minutes and seconds of the stopwatch function instead of typical sub-dial totalizers. The adaptation, a first for the brand, presents a highly legible chronograph with a clean and classic dial layout featuring […]

FrontRunners: Opus Eleven

A panicked school of fish inspired the mechanical display that Denis Giguet designed for the Harry Winston Opus Eleven (www.harrywinston.com). The 42-year-old Frenchman, who worked on Opus editions one through six, has again participated in the annual collaboration between independent watchmakers and Harry Winston that produces each Opus. Giguet’s design departs from the digital display […]

Patek Philippe 5207 Grand Complication

The 5207 Grand Complication features the base movement from the firm’s 3939 minute repeater/tourbillon, but the perpetual-calendar module is a completely new development that makes two improvements to the complication. The month, day, date, and leap year are shown in apertures rather than in the confusing array of sub dials common to many models. And […]

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