Additionally, no watch brand appears more than once — even if one or two might deserve it — in an effort to be as inclusive as possible in this showcase of the most exclusive horological power statements for the wrist. Some of the finest watches in the world are revealed in the ensuing pages, watches that utilize centuries-old crafts and visionary technology and innovation. Bravo to the brands whose watchmakers and craftspeople work tirelessly to bring new meaning to time.
Corum Admiral 45 Openworked Flying Tourbillon
It’s a long name, but the newest Corum Admiral 45 Automatic watch owns up. The Admiral collection, a coveted collector’s watch geared for the sailing community, goes high-tech and visionary with this new version. The Admiral typically features nautical pennants on its dial in colorful painted beauty. This new version, though, strays from the classic look and materials. For this watch, the brand works with high-tech materials not used for this series before.
This new version strays from the classic look and materials / ©Corum
Audemars Piguet Black Panther Flying Tourbillon
This year the venerable brand Audemars Piguet threw an unexpected curveball — and it was a home run. The innovative twist in time: the Royal Oak Marvel watch. The original Royal Oak Concept Black Panther, introduced earlier in the year, was a one-of-a-kind that was auctioned during its introduction to raise money for charity. The response was so incredible that Audemars Piguet created a second edition with a slightly different version of the Black Panther (without purple on the suit).
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Black Panther Flying Tourbillon / ©Audemars Piguet
Graff Diamond Jewelry Abstract
Generally, when one conjures images of abstract items, we imagine a little bit of chaos or disorder. But that is definitely not the case with the newest Graff Diamond Jewelry Abstract watch. Inspired by nature, the cascading floral design that surrounds a round center watch consists of multiple rows of neatly tucked marquis- and pear-shaped diamonds, weighing more than 13 carats, that form shimmering petals in a three-dimensional abstract formation.
Graff Diamond Jewelry Abstract / ©Graff