The horological world is one defined by a mere function, to tell time. However, watchmakers exist in constant pursuit to add innovation and intricacy while channelling how the time is told. Luxury brands like Breguet, Patek Philippe, Rolex are amongst the game changers in this realm, creating timepieces by using the old story of watchmaking with the technology of today.
We can call watches a common sight accessible by all, but we cannot say the same when it comes to limited edition watches. Master watchmakers are known to produce some models in very exclusive numbers not just for the complexity that entails in replication but also for the wearer to feel special. Below is a handpicked list of 6 watches that are as unique as you are.
1.Cartier Crash 3618
The Crash, first created in London way back in 1967, was designed by Jean-Jacques Cartier after he was inspired by a watch that had been damaged during an accident. This model, produced in 2013 just for 267 people, is made from 18k rose gold and holds the signature contorted case with icing of diamonds on the bezel.
2.Bell & Ross BR01-97
Only 250 pieces of this Bell & Ross timepiece are available around the world, this standing in as number 042. The square stainless steel case coated in PVD has a black dial with luminescent markers, a date window, power reserve of 42 hours and 100m of water resistance.
3.Bernhard H. Mayer Nauticus Austro
Known to be suitable for high-tide explorers, the Nauticus Austro, available in 4999 pieces worldwide, is both a fashion and sports watch. As number 0828, this self-winding watch has 25 jewels for smooth functioning, a date window, and an exhibition case back allowing a peek inside its working.
Handed down with love since 1941, this vintage Rolex is a priceless memory. It has a rectangular case in 9k gold set with a cream dial bearing Arabic numeral hour markers and a minute subdial, while on its case back, there are personal engravings from so long ago.
5.Paul Picot Fishire 3000
Paul Picot made just 100 of these limited edition Firshire 3000 watches for men with great taste. A tonneau shaped case fitted with four colour subdials indicating hours, date, seconds and power reserve, is held well by a crocodile leather strap.
6.Balenciaga Montre Acier
Released as part of their 2011 Spring/Summer collection, Balenciaga limited the Montre Acier to just a thousand. The watch is designed as a belt, and the rectangular case fits in well as the belt loop. On it, there is a round dial housing two apertures for the hours and minutes.
Many are of the opinion that watches have fallen in fear of losing to a generation of phones, but as all forms of art do, watchmaking will live on, and the charm of a fine wristwatch will continue to find appreciation in the hearts of people like you and me.
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