There is more to watches than the ability to tell time. As fashion accessories, they represent the best of aesthetics – incorporating some of the most breathtaking design work and innovative use of materials.
From Omega to Girard-Perregaux, Rado and more, here is a look at watches that are definitely conversation starters.
For the first time in full ceramic, apart from the case back, the latest and most innovative Rado Captain Cook yet makes a remarkable entry.
The watch sports an automatic movement featuring finely sculpted, skeletonised platine and exquisite geometry. These workings were specially crafted for this Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition, with a production run of only 1962 units.
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Shimmer and shine
The Laureato is an icon in the Girard-Perregaux world. It was first launched in 1975, but the design remains a favourite among watch lovers.
A latest addition is the Laureato 38mm Copper, a unisex model with a fascinating dial.
Depending on the light source, it is able to transition from tawny brown to pink tone gold, and everything else in between.
Since 1994, the De Ville Prestige has become a symbol of classical design and refined elegance within Omega's collections.
The model's third generation designs now offer a diverse assortment of dial pattern-finishes and cool colours to fit different personalities.
While each is unique in its own way, together, they capture a balance between traditional watchmaking and modern beauty.
The H Moser & Cie Endeavour Centre Seconds Genesis is not your ordinary watch.
This model incorporates an undeniably cool aesthetic – for example, the 3D-printed titanium crown and bezel appear pixelated.
Each timepiece also bears a unique QR code engraved on its sapphire crystal that authenticates ownership, and provides access to the watchmaker's entire dedicated digital and virtual ecosystem.
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MB&F's two limited edition Legacy Machine FlyingT models are inspired by swirling snow and icy stalagmites.
These timepieces are the result of a collaboration between the watchmaker and French jewellery designer Emmanuel Tarpin.
Tarpin is best known for his unique pieces that combine his love for nature, sculpture, innovative materials and gemstones.