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Both technically intricate and beautiful, watches have always been objects of fascination. To this day, brands continue to defy boundaries by creating new timepieces: here are the best models of this Autumn.
Cartier - Pasha Skeleton Dragon Motif
Know for its panther emblem, Cartier has turned to Chinese culture for its new wind-up model which was unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2014. The Pasha Skeleton Dragon Motif has a diameter of 42mm and a diamond skeleton shaped like a dragon.
Bell & Ross - BR-X1
Once again taking inspiration from the world of aviation, Bell & Ross have created the BR-X1, a limited edition timepiece of only 250 pieces. With a Skeleton Chronograph, a square shape and a sporty design the BR-X1 has been dubbed the “Ultimate Utility Watch”. With a higher price-tag than previous models at 15 000 euros, the brand has stepped up to a new, more exclusive level.
Bulgari – Octo Finissimo Tourbillon
Released in conjunction with the Chiming Time exhibition, Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo is the thinnest tourbillon ever made with a thickness of only 2.23 mm. With a diameter of 40mm, it features a black alligator leather strap. The exhibition runs at Bulgari’s London boutique until the 24th October.
Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175
Patek Philippe is celebrating its 175th anniversary, and for the occasion has unveiled the Grandmaster Chime, a complex wristwatch which took eight years to dvelop. It features a double-faced case, with one face focused on time and the other on a perpetual calendar. Only six pieces are to be made of this model which is available at a cost of $2.6 million.