Whether you’re a first-time watch buyer or a seasoned collector expanding your collection, navigating the vast array of options can be overwhelming. To simplify the process, we’ve undertaken the task of curating the top 5 watch releases. We aspire to help you discover a watch that resonates with your taste and fits your budget. Explore our recommendations and consider adding these exceptional timepieces to your collection or wishlist.
1. Hublot MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Sapphire
While Hublot has established its Unique Selling Proposition (USP) with bold and masculine watches, exemplified by the robust cases of Big Bang and Classic Fusion models, its evolving collaboration with artist Takashi Murakami introduces a touch of floral elegance to the lineup. The MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Sapphire features a case composed of 12 petals crafted from sapphire, adding a delicate and artistic dimension. Notably, this timepiece introduces a first for Hublot – a central flying tourbillon. Price on application. Available at hublot.com.
2. Bell & Ross BR-X5 Green Lum
The striking Bell & Ross Green Lum. Boasting an intensity level of luminescence that reaches 100, this timepiece demands attention. While it may not include a free pair of sunglasses, it is undoubtedly designed to shine brightly in the dark. The fresh dial introduces a pleasing complexity, with notable features like the power reserve indicator ensuring you’re aware of when it’s time for a wind-up. Priced at £12,000. Available at bellross.com
3. Herbelin Cap Camarat Automatic Chronographe
Just add an ‘e,’ pronounce it with a French flair, and somehow, our minds perceive things as more elegant en français. This holds especially true for Herbelin’s latest timepiece, the Cap Camarat Chronographe. The sophisticated green and black combination on the dial exudes sleekness, while the steel case seamlessly integrates with the bracelet, placing it firmly in the realm of competitive steel sports watches. Extra credit goes to the transparent caseback, providing a captivating view of the inner workings powered by the automatic Sellita movement. Priced at €2,599. Available at herbelin.com.
4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai
Discarding all pretense of impartiality, there exists no timepiece that captures my imagination quite like the JLC Reverso. It’s not just the air of mystique or the audacious departure from conventional shapes; it’s also the ability, rooted in its polo-playing history, to flip around when the need for timekeeping takes a back seat. JLC consistently embraces wonderfully unconventional endeavors, such as incorporating Asian motifs on its dial as a tribute to Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. If TLC’s ‘Waterfalls’ holds a prominent spot in your Spotify playlist, you’re in for a treat. Both limited edition pieces (only 10 of each) showcase the serenity of cascading water from two of Hokusai’s most iconic paintings. Those fortunate enough to acquire one are likely to spend more time admiring the enamel caseback than checking the time, and who could blame them? Price on application. Available at jaeger-lecoultre.com.
5. Breitling Avenger
While the term “Avenger” might trigger thoughts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, let’s ground ourselves in reality. In this tangible world, the Avenger that commands our attention is Breitling’s remarkable pilot watch. Over two decades since its introduction, the latest Avenger collection stands as a testament to the brand’s enduring legacy in aviation. CEO Georges Kern, dedicated to honouring this rich heritage, presents a diverse line-up featuring a 44mm chronograph, a 44mm automatic GMT, and a 42mm automatic available in black, blue, green, or sand. Priced at £6,350. Explore more at breitling.com.