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Hublot showed up at this year’s Baselworld all revved up and ready to go, celebrating the 90th anniversary of their long-time partner, Scuderia Ferrari with six new Ferrari-themed watches. We’d be here all day if we talked about all of them plus Hublot’s other releases, so we had to limit ourselves with selecting our top picks.

Strap in and read on; we promise the non-Ferrari watches are just as cool.

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Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT

Hublot’s partnership with Ferrari has always been something watch enthusiasts all around the world keep an eye on, since they always come up with novelties that are out of Hublot’s usual territory. The Ferrari GT is not one to disappoint. “GT” stands for “Gran Turismo,” so it’s no surprise that the watch incorporates racing car elements. For example, this particular model uses 3D Carbon–a material popular in the racing world, but very new to the watchmaking industry–that makes for a light but durable case. This houses Hublot’s very own UNICO movement that you can see through both the dial and the caseback.

 

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Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II

It’s no secret: Hublot’s collaboration with design studio and brand consultancy Sang Bleu, headed by Maxime Plescia-Büchi, has turned out to be a very fruitful one. The original Sang Bleu watch has had many different takes on it since its introduction back in 2016, signifying its popularity. That’s why this second edition comes as no surprise, though pleasant nonetheless. And–dare we say it–this edition comes off as bolder and all the more daring. It’s not only the added chronograph, or the more dimensional case, but also the new design for the hands, which arguably makes it easier to read the time. This model, which is in Hublot’s very own 18K King Gold, is also available in Titanium.

 

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Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium Alternate Pave

Another one of Hublot’s successful collaborations is with French artist Richard Orlinski, known for his sculptures that look very much like this watch’s dial. Their last collaboration, the Classic Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski, only applied this unique pattern to the case. This time, it’s also in the dial. However, reverse mirroring what they did with Sang Bleu, this one doesn’t have a chronograph. Which is just as well–for how else would we be able to admire that gorgeous, multi-faceted dial? This particular model, with the alternate pave on the case, caught our eye right away. Of course, there’s also a model without diamonds, and one with all the diamonds. But the way the precious stone glitters and glints along with the dial as you move it around, quite frankly, captured our hearts.

 

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Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon Carbon Blue

Easily distinguishable with its tonneau case, Hublot brings new additions to their Spirit of Big Bang collection, and this time, they’ve got a tourbillon. Encased in carbon-fibre with blue composites, the off-center dial is at 3 o’clock, the tourbillon at 6 o’clock, and the power reserve indicator at 8 o’clock. And for the first time ever in this collection, the convenient “One-Click” fastening system is finally implemented. Now you can easily change the strap for the black one that came with the other model if you feel like going incognito.

There are plenty of reasons to admire Patek Philippe: their understated elegance, their timeless designs, their renowned history… the list goes on and on. As they perfectly balance design, craftsmanship, and heritage, Patek continues its noble pursuit of refining the functionality and dependability of their precious timepieces—all while bestowing classic beauty. This pursuit remains evident in their collection for Baselworld 2019.

While the collection was already released on their site prior to the event, we can’t help but be in awe and admiration, as if we were seeing them for the first time. Here are some of our favorites.

 

 

Patek Philippe Calatrava Weekly Calendar Ref. 5212A-001

Part of Patek’s expanding collection of useful complications is the Calatrava Weekly Calendar. As its gorgeous silvery opaline dial displays day of the week, date, and week number functions,  the timepiece has an unusual layout of five hands from the center, along with two hammer-shaped hands. A distinct feature is the typography on its face, as it was based on the handwriting of one of the watch designers. The new timepiece takes inspiration from the aesthetic design and the same numbers of the Calatrava Weekly Calendar 2512, simply arranged in a different order. As it comes with a new self-winding base caliber, the owner of the watch can correct any of the indications at any time of the day without risking damage to the watch and its movement, making it perfect for the modern businessman.

 

Patek Philippe Alarm Travel Time Ref. 5520P-001

Another addition to the Grand Complications family is the Alarm Travel Time. Dubbed as the quintessential globetrotter’s watch, it fuses two time zone mechanisms: displaying the home time on a skeletonized hour hand, and the local time at the owner’s current location on the other lume-filled hour hand. The complications don’t end there: it comes with an analog date, two day/night indicators, and a 24-hour alarm that strikes a classic gong. Confused yet? Fret not; each complication makes use of simple and safe operability, thanks to the new caliber that was created just for this timepiece, further highlighting its user-friendliness. The first chiming piece housed in a water resistance case is perfect for traveling in countries with a tropical climate.

 

Patek Philippe Jumbo Aquanaut Ref. 5168G-010

The modern sporty-chic Jumbo Aquanaut underscores its young and dynamic style with a khaki green design and white gold casing. Noticeably larger than the 40mm Aquanauts, the 42.2 mm diameter commands more wrist presence and almost gives off a military vibe with its mini wrist grenade face in khaki green. The model comes in a simpler look and construction while taking cues from its Nautilus ancestors as it adopted the iconic porthole shape. However, all specifications, materials, and embossed pattern on the dial are identical to its predecessor, having the hallmark Aquanaut traits.

 

Patek Philippe Chronograph Ref. 5172G-001

The venerable chronograph, giving a subtle vintage allure, is definitely a watch to impress tool watch enthusiasts. Slightly larger in diameter compared to its predecessor, the 5170G chronograph, the new model still makes use of the same movement. Lest we forget to mention that it is housed in a beautiful new white gold case with round guillochéd pushers and three-tier lugs. We’re not ones to say no to a blue, varnished dial such as this one, contrasted against a luminescent, white gold applied hands and Arabic numerals, allowing for excellent legibility even in the darkest of nights.

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In 2011, Panerai surprised the world of watchmaking by creating a diving watch with a case made of bronze, an extraordinarily fascinating material which matures with the passage of time, acquiring a patina which gives a unique character to each piece.

Today, for the first time, this legendary model appears in a collection, with a new design enhanced by a ceramic bezel.

The patina, which gradually forms on the surface of the bronze, gives each piece an original, dynamic appearance while also protecting the watch from further oxidation without changing its properties. The Panerai Submersible Bronzo is a professional diving watch, water-resistant to a depth of 300 metres (30 bar) and with all the indications clearly visible even in complete darkness. The small seconds hand at 9 o’clock indicates that the watch is running properly in all situations and the unidirectional rotating bezel enables the safe duration of each dive to be calculated.

The new watch is also supplied with a second strap in military green rubber, ideal for activities in the ocean. The P.9010 Manufacture calibre, automatic with a power reserve of three days, is wound by a bidirectional oscillating weight, which can be admired through the sapphire glass porthole on the back. It displays the time and the date, and it is fitted with the mechanical device for rapidly adjusting the hour hand.

In an industry where a company with only several decades under its belt is considered a fledgling brand, watch manufacturer D1 Milano is barely in its infancy. That, however, hasn’t stopped the Italian company from becoming, thanks to all things modern and tech-driven, one of the fastest growing watch brands in the world.

First conceptualized by 26-year-old entrepreneur Dario Spallone as a project at the Bocconi University’s Business Incubator in Milan—a city whose spirit is clearly a driving force in the brand’s development—D1 has in less than a decade grown into a thriving brand with a presence in 28 countries, helping redefine how younger consumers perceive watchmaking, fashion timepieces, and contemporary style. Today, it has offices in Milan, Dubai, and Hong Kong, and is available at over 500 points of sale worldwide.

Inspired by the strong, distinct aesthetics of Italian fashion from the 1970s, D1 Milano’s pieces are made from premium materials and finishes: from polycarbon and silicone to leather and stainless steel, pieces for both men and women are available in various styles at various, affordable price points.

“It’s not a brand that draws its inspiration from my view or from any one individual view in particular, but it takes its inspiration from the synergy of all the team members involved,” says Spallone.  “Someone who would wear D1 Milano is cool, who plays by the rules but has some unique detail that they like to look at that makes them stand out. We say people who wear our watches wear their attitudes. This is a watch that gives you social recognition even if it doesn’t cost $10,000,” he adds. “It’s not about the price. This is a watch that you can wear every day and don’t feel, but at the same time it makes you proud because it differentiates you. It shows that you care about details, about trends, about style.”

Four distinct watch families from D1 Milano made their Philippine debut this year: the Polycarbon collection, the brand’s super light, sporty watches; the Super Slim collection, with interchangeable straps and bracelets; the Ultra Thin collection, an elegant, unisex selection; and the P701 collection, whose models feature automatic movements and skeleton dial versions.

Here are a few of our favorite pieces from the brand:

  • PCBJ01
  • SSLL01
  • SSML02
  • ATRJ02
  • SKRJ02
  • SKBJ03
  • UTBL01
  • UTB03
  • PCBJ01

    Quartz movement, 40.5mm polycarbon case, water resistant to 5 ATM

  • SSLL01

    Quartz movement, 36 mm silver stainless steel case, fitted with a black Italian genuine leather strap, water resistant to 5 ATM

  • SSML02

    Quartz movement, 36 mm rose gold stainless steel case, fitted with a rose gold stainless steel Milanese bracelet, water resistant to 5 ATM

  • ATRJ02

    Automatic movement with date function, 41.5 mm stainless steel case, gun metal stainless steel with a natural rubber strap, water resistant to 5 ATM

  • SKRJ02

    Skeleton movement, 41.5 mm stainless steel case, gun metal stainless steel with a natural rubber strap, water resistant to 5 ATM

  • SKBJ03

    Skeleton movement, 41.5 mm stainless steel case, rose gold stainless steel with steel bracelet, water resistant to 5 ATM

  • UTBL01

    Quartz movement, 38mm (diameter) by 6mm (thickness) stainless steel case and bracelet, water resistant to 5 ATM

  • UTB03

    Quartz movement, 40 mm (diameter) by 6mm (thickness) rose gold finished stainless steel case and bracelet, water resistant to 5 ATM

Discover more D1 Milano pieces when you  visit Swissgear Greenbelt 1, Wristpod Uptown Mall, Robinsons Ermita, SM Megamall, Swissgear SM North, Shangri-La Mall, and SM North EDSA.

 

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This year, A. Lange & Söhne looks to its roots in exceptional mechanics and sleek, powerful German design for an exceptional collection that expresses the manufacture’s undeniable mastery of high horology.

Here are some of the highlights from SIHH 2019.

Zeitwerk Date

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Who’d have thought that it’s been 10 years since the inception of the groundbreaking Zeitwerk? Introduced in 2009, this easily-recognizable timepiece is reimagined this year with an additional function—a ring-shaped date display—that demanded the creation of a completely new movement. In line with the spirit of innovation and exceptional design, this watch takes an oft-overlooked complication and gives it a distinct edge, building on it in a way that only the manufacture can.

Langematik Perpetual Honeygold

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This year, the manufacture melds its exclusive metal alloy, Honeygold, and the self-winding Langematik Perpetual timepiece. First created in 2010, the warm-toned metal is a special mix of fine gold and other minerals specially heat-treated to make it harder than any other gold alloy. Imbued with the exceptional warmth and lustre of this metal, the Langematik Perpetual is taken to new heights even beyond its outsize date display, perpetual calendar function, and patented zero-reset mechanism.

Richard Lange Jumping Seconds

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One look at the Richard Lange Jumping seconds is enough to understand that this timepiece is a mechanical force to be reckoned with, and the newly-released white gold and black variation on this contemporary classic is a dark, Bauhaus-inspired take on the model. Like its predecessor, the new release is all at once a tribute to Richard Lange’s contributions to the world of horology, an exhibition of the manufacture’s expertise in creating high-precision timepieces, and a modern reimagining of one of the brand’s most beautiful releases.

Lange 1 “25th Anniversary”       

 

Kicking off the manufacture’s 25th anniversary series is a watch that is the very definition of groundbreaking. First launched in 1994, the iconic model celebrates a quarter of a century of horological excellence, accuracy, precision, and design. The dominant blue and silver that runs throughout the design hark to this period’s key aesthetics, but interpreted in a uniquely A. Lange & Söhne way, while a white gold case houses the manufacture’s L121.1 manual movement. A commemorative “25” is engraved on the balance cock, viewable through the clear caseback, while the hinged cuvette is engraved with a depiction of the Lange’s historic headquarters, the names of its founders, and a relief of the words “25 Years Lange 1”. Only 250 of these beautiful pieces will be produced.

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For this year’s edition of Geneva’s biggest watch show, Swiss manufacture Girard-Perregaux explores the ideas of time and space with pieces inspired by a singular theme, namely, “Earth to Sky.”

Here are a few of our favorites from SIHH 2019.

Laureato Absolute Chronograph

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The manufacture’s iconic sports watch since its inception in the 1970s, the Laureato’s angular, powerful presence is reimagined in three new variations: the Absolute, the WW.TC, and the Chronograph. Melding modern trends and classic design with an avant garde twist, all are powerful statements, but it’s the latter that we fell for. The 44mm, polished black titanium case houses an automatic GP03300-1058 chronograph movement, and its black and blue gradient dial echoes the iconic image of space. Water-resistant to 300 meters, and with an injection-molded strap, it’s a sporty piece perfect for the fearlessly fashion-forward gentleman.

Cat’s Eye Plum Blossom

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Girard-Perregaux’s signature women’s collection, Cat’s Eye, also gets a cosmic makeover for 2019. The Cat’s Eye Plum Blossom adds a dash of whimsy to the line with the addition of a subtle, beautiful detail—the plum blossom—which oscillates to serve as a small seconds hand. The distinct elliptical case is adorned in three new finishes, namely mother-of-pearl, diamond pave, and aventurine. Aligning with the global trend for blue dials, it’s the aventurine that stays true to this year’s universal theme, reminiscent of a night sky shimmering with a million stars.

1966 – “Earth to Sky Edition”

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Initially perceived as the subtlest piece—in our humble opinion—in this release, the 1966 –“Earth to Sky Edition” seems almost reserved in design next to the other models unveiled at SIHH. This contemporary classic, however, adheres strongly to the Girard-Perregaux ideals of watchmaking excellence. It’s all in the details for this limited edition piece: a black DLC treated 40mm steel case houses the manufacture’s time-tested Calibre GP3300 calibre, viewable through the sapphire caseback, while touches like a rubber-patterned alligator strap and almost minimalist smoky blue dial, clearly inspired by the cosmos, round off this beautiful piece.

Bridges Cosmos

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We’ve saved the best (in this case, most complicated) for last. Staying true to its expertise in haute horlogerie, Girard-Perregaux unveiled the Bridges Cosmos, an undeniable ode to the wonders of the universe. This three-dimensional stunner houses the brand-new Calibre GP09320-1098, and features a tourbillon, world time complication, and sky chart. The latter displays the most visible constellations laser engraved on a blue-tinted globe, which rotates in the same amount of time as a sidereal day—23 hours, 58 minutes, and 4 seconds. A scale model of the Earth serves as a world time display, and offers impressive details like hollow oceans and raised continents. This unique timepiece also does away with a crown, symbolizing the limitlessness of the universe; all adjustments are made on the back of this masterpiece.

 

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Perpetual Calendar

It was a momentous start to the year for Audemars Piguet at SIHH 2019.  From new Royal Oak releases, to the buzzed-about release of the controversial Code 11.59 collection, the watch house is pushing its boundaries with both much-awaited pieces from iconic watch families and fresh new lines alike.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-Winding Chronograph 38mm

Self-Winding Chronograph

Smaller wrists, rejoice: The Royal Oak Chronograph now comes in 38mm. And this one stays true to the nautical, industrial vibe of the line, forgoing the usual glitz that accompanies smaller AP pieces. We’re partial to this particular stainless steel model that has a silver, Grande Tapisserie dial with blue subdials.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Openworked

Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Openworked

They say the rainbow always comes after the rain, but in Audemar Piguet’s case, it comes with the snow. The rainbow is in the form of 32 baguette-cut sapphires on the bezel, and the snow in the 18-carat frosted gold case and bracelet. Together they frame the rhodium-toned, openworked dial and double balance wheel mechanism, making for a marvelous watch you’ll want to look at alllll day.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph

Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph

We love when AP plays with aesthetics, which they do quite frequently with the Offshore. The newest addition to the range, which comes in three different camouflage color schemes—blue, green, and brown— is another surprising, on-trend, youthful release. We love this 18-carat pink gold model with a brand new brown ceramic bezel, a first for the manufacture.

Audemars Piguet Haute Joaillerie Sapphire Orbe

Haute Joaillerie Sapphire Orbe

Haute Joaillerie gains another stunning piece in the shape of the Sapphire Orbe. Instead of the hard edges that the Diamond trilogy gave us, this model is all about winding curves, fashioned after the river in Le Brassus, home of Audemars Piguet. This piece houses ring after ring of blue & orange sapphires and diamonds, all encircling the blue sapphire-set sphere in the middle that can be turned to see the domed, orange sapphire-encrusted dial. Given the amount of work (1,050 hours), sapphires (6,034), and diamonds (6,069) that were put into it, it’s no surprise this high jewelry watch is limited to one piece.

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Perpetual Calendar

Code 11.59 Perpetual Calendar

Perhaps the most polarizing collection at this year’s SIHH was the Code 11.59. No matter what you think about the collection, we think that the perpetual calendar model stands out—and for good reason. Its aventurine dial and subdials resemble a starry sky, with a pink gold case enhancing the deep, flecked blue. Like the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, this houses a calibre 5134 movement. Love it or hate it, we think we should give the collection time to mature; after all, not everyone loved the Royal Oak when it first came out. As for us, we’re firmly on Team Love It.

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Flash and flamboyance certainly have their place in the world of timepieces, and heaven knows we love a loud, extravagant piece as much as we do more subdued designs. For SIHH 2019, it was all about the latter for Baume et Mercier, who unveiled beautiful, wearable pieces that follow in the footsteps of iconic models from the esteemed watch house.

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Classima Mother-of-Pearl Automatic with Diamond-Set Bezel M0A10479

Baume et Mercier expands their Classima Lady collection with eight different models, adding two new sizes to their already existing 31mm: 27mm and 34mm. However, we can’t help but gravitate to the newest 31mm piece. It’s hard not to, what with the subtle elegance of the nacre dial framed by a diamond-set bezel. Its beauty isn’t all in the front; its automatic movement can be admired through the see-through sapphire crystal caseback.

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Clifton Baumatic COSC Blue Dial Leather M0A10467

Baume et Mercier’s antimagnetic Baumatic collection gets a visual update in the form of three watches. One features a warm white dial with a red gold case, while the other two offer a cadran blue dial in a steel case—buyers are also given the option of either a steel bracelet or a black alligator strap. As with the other models in the collection, the COSC-certified movement, oscillating weight, and 5-day power reserve is visible through the caseback for all to appreciate.

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Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar M0A10470

Besides the purely aesthetic upgrade, Baume et Mercier also introduced a model with a perpetual calendar complication to their Baumatic collection. It has the timeless combination of a red gold case, hands, and indexes and a warm white dial, contrasting against blued steel counters. The perpetual calendar accounts for the day, date, month, leap year, and the moon phase. It comes with a black alligator strap, and, of course, the visible movement through the caseback.

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IWC’s SIHH 2019 presentation is all about pilot’s watches in innovative materials. Especially designed for life in the cockpit, these timepieces will have you feeling like an elite jet pilot.

Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium (IW371815)

IW371815 Pilot's Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium
This model takes its name from the U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, which provides the best Navy pilots with flying and tactical training. As such, it’s designed for the rigors of life on an aircraft carrier. Made from a special material called Ceratanium, its case is as lightweight and robust as titanium and as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic.

Its matte black case ensures that pilots are not distracted by sunlight, and it can withstand extreme G-forces. The Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium is also corrosion-resistant—a great feature when your watch is constantly exposed to humid, salty sea air. Its chronograph includes an integrated split-seconds hand mechanism for simultaneously measuring two periods of time.

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert” (IW389103)

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This is the first watch made from sand-colored ceramic, and its hue perfectly matches the uniforms of navy pilots at the U.S. Naval Air Weapons Station in—you guessed it—the Mojave Desert. Available in a limited edition of 500 pieces, it runs on a 69380 calibre with a day-date function and a 46-hour power reserve.

Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” (IW395501)

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This model was designed especially for pilots Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones, who are undertaking a round-the-world flight in a Spitfire. It includes IWC’s patented Timezoner mechanism, which allows you to change time zones simply by rotating the bezel. This automatically sets the hour hand, 24-hour display, and date to your current location. The Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” runs on a self-winding Caliber 82760 with a 60-hour power reserve.

Pilot’s Watch UTC Spitfire Edition “MJ271” (IW327101)

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If you prefer a dual time watch, this is the model for you. Named “MJ271” after the original call sign of the Silver Spitfire during its time of service, this is the first model to integrate a Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) function with an IWC-manufactured calibre. You can set the local and home time using the crown, then read the home time via the curved UTC display. The bronze case, green dial, and brown calf leather strap make a particularly attractive combination, and the case develops a special patina over time.

Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “Le Petit Prince” (IW590303)

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This is IWC’s first pilot’s watch with a constant force tourbillon, so it stands to reason they’d give this feature a prominent place at 9 o’clock. Its case is made from hard gold, which is five to ten times harder and more wear-resistant than red gold. The Little Prince fans will be tickled to see the “Petit Prince” himself standing on the moon in the perpetual lunar phase display.

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It came as no surprise that the Roger Dubuis display was one of the most photographed presentations at SIHH this year: The manufacture, after all, has managed to seamlessly combine two of the most obsession-worthy things on the planet—cars and watches—and has constantly created buzzworthy pieces backed by both technical excellence and really, really cool campaigns.

Here, we run down three of the manufacture’s best releases at Geneva.

Excalibur One-Off

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Inspired by the first ever custom hypercar created by the auto manufacturer’s Squadra Corse motorsports division, the Lamborghini SC18 Alston, this futuristic beauty brings together modern art and groundbreaking technology. The Excalibur One-Off is a ceramic and carbon fibre stunner that, in true Roger Dubuis fashion, is a testament to fine watchmaking, with its openworked dial, purpose-built RD106SQ movement’s double flying tourbillons, jumping hours counter (just like on a Lambo!), and a function selector all but pulled from the SC18 Alston.

Excalibur Huracán Performante

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Don’t write off supercars just yet, because the new Excalibur Huracán Performante is an ode to the Lamborghini with which it shares its name. This limited-edition piece, of which only 88 are available, takes every aspect of its inspiration and translates it into a fabulous piece that screams for attention on the wrist. A skeletonized spider case in titanium houses the RD630 calibre—which features an angled balance wheel inspired by the revving of V10 engines—while the strap harks to iconic Pirelli tyre design. Missed out? An unlimited production model—which, of course, features changes like a less ornate dial and strap—is also available.

Excalibur Shooting Star

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Talk about a study in contrasts: we adore the juxtaposition of details like diamonds, pink gold, mother of pearl, enamel, and colored alligator against the sharp, sleek, Roger Dubuis movement. But this watch isn’t just gorgeous; it also houses a high complication in the form of the RD510SQ calibre’s skeleton flying tourbillon. Two years in development, this diminutive (well, for Roger Dubuis) limited edition 36mm piece, available in pink and blue, is all at once luxurious and ingenious.

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