On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 “techie” watches, all released within the past few years, that have most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Leave a comment at the end of this post if you want to add your own favorites.
The listing is in alphabetical order rather than by order of preference or by price.
A. Lange & Söhne Grande Complication
Here is the Saxon manufacture finally showing off all of its expertise in one timepiece — a hyper-complicated watch executed in a very traditional way. Click here for more detail on the watch.
Antoine Martin Slow Runner
Master watchmaker Martin Braun “slows down” time in a fascinating manner in this watch.
Blancpain Tourbillon Carrousel
Admittedly I am not a fan of this watch’s design, but its technical innovation — the combination of a tourbillon and a carrousel — is stunning.
Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727
The watchmakers at Breguet show the rest of the world the extent of their horological creativity. Click here for more detail.
Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hours Calibre 9981 MC
This is a fascinating “see-through” watch with an exceptional movement.
Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement
It took Girard-Perregaux quite some time to industrialize its constant escapement, but the watch in which it finally appears is very cool, indeed.
Hublot MP-05 La Ferrari
A watch that only Hublot would build and sell, this one is as crazy as it is fascinating. Click here for Hublot’s take on the La Ferrari and here to see some live shots of the watch taken during its debut at Baselworld 2013.