Watches with unusual and intricate details? Here’s what we love so far this year…
Over the last few years, we have rising interest for very elegant watches with unusual and intricate details. So, we shifted once again through all the newest creations in the world of watches and there were plenty of novelties that captured our interest with a wealth of intricate details. From motif to material or volume, everything related to unusual perspectives provides reason to go beyond the different crafts and techniques allowing the exploration of new creative territories. This, in turn, resulted in unexpected encounters.
Here are the watches with intricate details that really spoke to us:
Hermès’ Cape Cod Martelée
As a timeless icon, Hermès’ Cape Cod is perpetually transformed and lays itself open to all kinds of whimsical interpretations. This year, the ever-evolving classic watch lends its finely balanced shapes to the excellent jewellers’ skill known as hammering. Titled the Cape Cod Martelée, this new watch highlights its anchor chain shape in a subtle play of forged and patinated surfaces. On top of that, the hammered dial is coated with a thin layer of translucent lacquer in graded shades ranging from anthracite to black. Overall, with all its depth and roughness, the Cape Cod Martelée is a wearable work of art.
Hublot’s Classic Fusion Gold Crystal
Guided by its philosophy of “Be First, Different and Unique,” Hublot is consistently ahead of the curve through its innovations. Speaking of which, a definite highlight from the brand’s latest innovations is none other than the Classic Fusion Gold Crystal. This time, Hublot created a watch whose dial boasts the rarest form of gold on Earth: gold crystal. To be exact, gold crystal is made from flakes of gold, which is unique and delicate at the same time. As a final touch, this precious work of art is fitted into a black ceramic case that’s available in sizes of 38mm or 45mm.
HYT’s Soonow Instant Rainbow
HYT showcases a fluid story in a captivating and colorful way with the new Soonow Instant Rainbow. This multi-colored timepiece – integrating HYT’s patented fluidic module – shows time and light performing their intrinsic magic, just as a ray of light interacts with water drops to create a rainbow. Its design is rooted in the truth that both are in constant motion. Up front, yellow and blue fluids, two of the three primary colors, trace the paths of elapsed and future time respectively. The other colors of the rainbow are spread across and around the dial with refined gradual shading. Lastly, we can see light dancing off this watch thanks to its 668 sapphires, amethysts and tsavorites in 14 color variations.
Moser × MB&F’s Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon
In a spirit of sharing and openness, H. Moser & Cie. and MB&F have jointly created two models: the Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon H. Moser × MB&F model and also the LM101 MB&F x H. Moser. For the former, H. Moser & Cie. has borrowed from MB&F’s concept of three-dimensional movements. Hence, the watch is protected by a sapphire dome and also features a one-minute flying tourbillon that rises above the main dial through a ventricular opening at 12 o’clock. Available in five different versions and comes in a steel case topped by all of the fumé varieties, this limited edition watch successfully blends both technical and aesthetic elements from both of these independent manufactures.