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.