When Omega developed the Planet Ocean timepiece they wanted a modern luxury dive watch that could hold its own against competition timepieces like the Rolex Submariner. The brand has always introduced the Seamaster line as luxury pieces, with the heart of a solid working timpeiece, and one that collectors and horological lovers both would want to own.
Simple, sophisticated, and quite complex, the De Grisogono Otturatore Watch is a four faced mechanical timepiece that showcases never before seen innovation. The world of horological magnificence has exploded with the release of this timepiece. The dial features one complication at a time, while the squared patented proprietary movement houses four complications that are revealed alternatively by utilizing a sequential mechanism that rotates faster than a person can blink. The brand creation is a tribute to traditional watchmaking while embracing design brilliance.
Since the 1980’s the complete calendar moonphase timepieces have been a signature for the Blancpain brand. The design of the timepiece is marvelous, showcasing the day of the week and month in windows, and the date is detailed by an accented blued serpentine shaped hand. The moon phase sits at 6 o’clock, and is an elegant and classic arrangement that has been extremely successful for the brand and takes the style of vintage watches.
Watches that are created with striking complications are the most difficult of horological designs and even if they make it to manufacturing it is difficult to insure they will be trouble free. One brand has invested time, energy, research and development on these chiming timepieces and it is no surprise that the Master Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon is no exception. Jaeger LeCoultre patented what they refer to as the crystal gong because it utilizes a crystal/foil layering technique that has the gongs attached to a layer of metallic foil coating the crystal. The crystal then is pressed into a white gold case, a technique that they found provides the best acoustics and helped them to create these masterpieces.