To celebrate the first month of this year’s last quarter, we’ve chosen bespoke and unique watches for both men and women. We’ve got it all covered to suit any taste from admirers of intricate workings to lovers of simple beauties. Read on below and stay tuned for our monthly guides as these months will bring about many merry festivities perfect for gifting!
Photo courtesy of Corum
Welcome autumn cosily with Corum’s Golden Bridge Rectangle in 18carat gold and brown alligator leather strap. Powered by CO 113 movement with a reserve of 40 hours, the movement’s energy transfer is visibly shown from the spring barrel at the sixth hour to the escapement at the 12th hour. Replacing the usual hour markers, designer Dino Modolo placed six Roman numerals from 18carat gold following the case to surround the calibre. More elaborate and skillfully-made Art-Deco style gold micro-structures and rivets further enhance the Golden Bridge Rectangle’s brilliance.
Photo courtesy of Hautlence
Pushing boundaries to the cutting edge of innovation with the Vortex Gamma collection, Hautlence utilises ceramic nano-tube particles in HLLightColor for its case. The material weighs four times lighter than titanium and allows more aesthetically pleasing and extremely complex finishes using the entire Pantone palette. While the case colour is customisable, the mechanical automatic HL2.02 is used in all Vortex Gamma with 40hours of power reserve. The HL2.02 also has patented its smooth half-trailing hour chain, its precise mobile bridge’s organs, and the movement’s powerful two barrels.
Photo courtesy of Hublot
Swiss watch-maker Hublot and Italian leather-craftsman Berluti first released its duet in 2016, the Classic Fusion Berluti line. This year, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti added on two time-keeping counters, powered by HUB1143, on a Venezia-leather dial—made with complex techniques developed by Olga Berluti. The resulting self-winding 45mm watch is cased in either Scritto King Gold or All Black, each limited to 250 pieces, and strapped with matching black or brown Venezia leather. A complete Berluti leather care set comes together with the watch in a handsome wooden box.
Photo courtesy of TAG Heuer
Ergonomically comfortable is the way to describe TAG Heuer’s new 2017 Link Lady Watch featuring an upgrade of the signature S-shaped links. Still curvy in profile, the entire links’ surfaces are fully brushed to a radiant shine. The horns are removed to fully integrate the bracelet to a unique 32mm case, which is shaped between rounded and cushion shapes. This Link comes in steel—with pink mother-of-pearl dial and rhodium indices, or blue sun-ray dial and diamond indices—or rose-gold bezel with white mother-of-pearl dial and rose-gold indices.