Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilée
The very best in watchmaking, presented by the specialists at Jaeger-LeCoultre. Click here to watch a video of the Gyrotourbillon 3 and here to listen to JLC marketing and technical director Stephane Belmont explaining how it works.
Jaquet Droz The Charming Bird
No need to find any superlative for this watch; The Charming Bird is its own superlative. My favorite on this list. Click here to read my review of the Charming Bird, which includes live photos and Jaquet Droz’s official video.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15.000 Gauss
In the future, thanks to this watch, no Omega owner will need to worry about magnetic fields adversely affecting his watch. This is a revolution in watchmaking. WatchTime was present for the 2013 launch of the watch in New York City; click here to read the write-up.
Oris Aquis Depth Gauge
In keeping with the principle of “KISS” (Keep It Simple, Stupid)… Oris has created the perfect depth gauge in a mechanical divers’ watch that sells for a relative pittance. Click here for more on the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge.
Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio
For its new yachting watch, Panerai has created the easiest-to-use regatta countdown function on the market. Click here for more info.
Piaget Emperador Coussin Répétition Minutes Extra-Flat
This watch has both a visual treat for the eyes (its skeletonized movement through the clear dial) and a remarkable sound for the ears, with its minute repeater chimes. For more on Piaget’s first minute repeater watch, click here.
Ressence Type 3
In my opinion, the best watch design in 2013, brought to life brilliantly.
When I saw the first drawings of the Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement, I was stunned. For those who have studied the history of precision mechanical horology, this is a breakthrough escapement. The incredibly clever decoupling of the escapement force from the winding spring is a milestone achievement.
Sadly, many theoretical escapement advancements have not turned out to improve time keeping. Some have been let down by tiny flaws in the rest of the time-train, and others by sensitivity to vibration, temperature and position. On the other hand, some simple, lever-action escapements have shown excellent results by virtue of superb craftsmanship and attention to detail. (And months of regulating!)
I hope that future tests will confirm the accuracy of this remarkable design. PLEASE, Girard-Perregaux, have the faith and courage to put it to the test so we can see how well this performs in different temperatures, positions and power levels.
And what about Jaeger LeCoultre? Arn’t they nit enough complicated? !
Why can you state the price of the Swatch, but neglect to state the prices of the other watches you review. It’s a really important facet to reviewing a watch, and a disservice to your readership (in my opinion) – I’m not just and appraiser, I’m a collector of complicated watches.
The watch that caught my eye is the Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement .Though it is a bit odd that the watch is so large and yet the time dial is so small . Is the line with the bars a Power Reserve Indicator on the watch ? I already know that I can’t afford it because of the brand , which I am familiar with . Never the less it is still nice to know the price for curiosity sake . That is why after I post this comment I will find out the price for myself on the internet.
Oh my goodness , I knew that this was an expensive watch but did not imagine how expensive !!!
The price for this watch is $100,000 . I sure have expensive taste don’t I ? Even if I won the lottery I think that I would pass on this watch and buy a Devon watch instead for $10,000 . That is watch that I bet no one here is familiar with ?
Like the old saying goes, “If you have to ask the price. You cannot afford it.”
That’s true, but it’s slightly humorous considering that I could buy 3 nice cars for the price of one of the these watches.
Why can’t you post prices for these delightful technical works of art? Don’t you think it would be helpful to all of us collectors? What’s the big secret?
Love that TAG Heuer MicroPendulum S! I think it is fabulous!
But where is the picture of Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,000 Gauss?