Best Watches Launched in 2017

By egor Sunday, 10 December 2017 10:40 AM

Best Watches Launched in 2017

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Stainless steel watches, with an integrated bracelet, a case strong enough to be qualified for being a sports watch, enough water resistance, yet all of this must be combined to an outstanding execution, a thin movement with luxurious decoration and dials that shows some traditional manufacturing techniques. 

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst. The sixth HANDWERKSKUNST model by A. Lange & Söhne combines classic complications with particularly artistic decorations. Blue enamelled white gold and elaborate relief engravings ennoble this limited 20-watch edition. One of them is a movement with a rare, horologically challenging combination of two complications: a split-seconds chronograph and a perpetual calendar with a moon-phase display.

Zenith Defy Lab «Reinvention of Huyguens principle. New and Disruptive monolithic silicon oscillator replacing classic swiss anchor, hairspring and balance wheel». A new oscillator representing a major innovation in the watch industry since the 1675 invention of the balance and hairsrping principle by scientist Christiaan Huygens. The 21th century Defy Lab achieves exceptional performance making it a master of mechanical precision powered into a whole new dimension. First watch with a case (44 mm in diameter) made from Aeronith, the world’s lightest aluminium composite material.

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Fully conceived, developed, produced, assembled, adjusted and encased in our workshops in Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland, the manufacturing process of the Manufacture Collection timepieces requires extensive work, and is done –mostly by hand- for the pure pleasure of the connoisseurs of high quality watchmaking. With a team of highly skilled watch making specialists, the brand started this development back in 2001. Now, more than thirteen years later, Frederique Constant has fifteen Manufacture calibers. Manufactured in a limited edition for most of the models, the Frédérique Constant Manufacture Collection is the most technologically advanced set of watches we are manufacturing.

Breguet Reine de Naples 8918 Case in 18k rose gold, cambered ovoid with delicately fluted caseband. Bezel and dial flange set with 117 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.99 ct). Crown set with a briolette diamond (approx. 0.26 ct). Sapphire-crystal caseback. Dimensions 36.5 x 28.45mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m). Dial in champagne-coloured Tahitian natural mother-of-pearl and partly in white natural mother-of-pearl, hand-engraved on a rose engine.  Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Hours chapter with Arabic Breguet numerals offset at 6 o’clock. Pear-shape diamond at 6 o’clock (approx. 0.09 ct). Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel. Self-winding movement, Cal. 537/3. Numbered and signed Breguet. 83/4 lignes. 26 jewels. 45-hour power reserve. Escapement wheel and in-line Swiss lever in silicon. Balance spring in silicon. Balance frequency 3.5Hz. Adjusted in 6 positions.

Chopard L’Heure du Diamant Since the Art Deco period, Chopard has shown its savoir faire in terms of jewellery watchmaking. A fervent admirer of diamonds just like her father, Caroline Scheufele has adorned the finest models in her collections with these precious gems. A fervent admirer of diamonds just like her father, Caroline Scheufele has adorned the finest models in her collections with these precious gems. Browse through the l'heure du diamant collection to find exquisite diamond watches that will emphasise your natural beauty.

Ulysse Nardin Classic Lady Dual Time Ulysse Nardin’s Classic Lady Dual Time is a contemporary classic combining its vocation as a GMT watch with a smart, cosmopolitan appeal. Available with a chic grey or navy blue coloured dial, the 37.5mm case is made from stainless steel and set with 60 diamonds on the bezel. Further feminine details extend to the dial, with diamond hour markers and a spray of smaller diamonds set in random formation, almost like a mini constellation. Like many watches at Ulysse Nardin, the call of the ocean is echoed in certain details of its character like the home time display bubble, which evokes the shape of a ship’s porthole, and the sloping lugs that recall the anchor logo of the brand. And that’s because the story of Ulysse Nardin is intimately related to the sea. Named after Homer’s hero, the young Swiss watchmaker from Le Locle gained a solid reputation for his precision marine and pocket chronometers despite living miles from the ocean. By the 1870s, over 50 navies and international shipping companies were decked out with Ulysse Nardin chronometers.