A masterpiece of art and technology, the Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two watch incorporates three patents, including one for the GMT display. Essentially, the watch showcases the time, the date, 24-hour GMT time indication around the world with a second time zone that can be indexed, the phases of the moon in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and a magnificent, double-sided flying tourbillon. The power reserve indicator is ingeniously located on the case side between the top lugs, and the entire movement is meticulously hand engraved. The three-dimensional architecture of the movement and the sloped writing-desk shaped sapphire case make this watch mesmerizing. Just 10 pieces will be made using a blue quartz dial (other dial colors are also being made in limited numbers).
Price: $383,500 in sapphire with blue quartz dial
Contact Cellini Jewelers in New York, +1 212 888 0505, bovet.com