8 Most Wanted Men’s Watches
Limited to only 15 pieces, the Panerai Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry timepiece lands first on our list. Made to reflect the world of champion free-diver and record holder Guillaume Nery, this limited edition watch has a blue/black gradient dial that is meant to connect with the colors of the waters of Polynesia. All 15 buyers are offered the chance to experience free-diving with Guillaume Néry himself. For more information, contact Panerai Bal Harbour.
From the depths of the ocean to land’s most prestigious wildlife, the GyroGraff Endangered Species collection is a series of five unique watches, four premiering at Baselworld depicting five endangered species: a panda, a gorilla, an elephant, a tiger, and a rhino. The GyroGraff’s trio of complications is a watchmaking first, carrying a double-axis tourbillon, a spherical moon phase and a power reserve indicator. All feature dials are set with precious gemstones and gold, hand-finished, using a technique pioneered by Graff.
Travelling back in time to 1904, when Louis Cartier made a special watch for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian aviator who needed a timekeeper he could check without taking his hands off the controls of his aircraft. Over the ensuing decades, Cartier made many variations on the theme. The defining characteristics of the watch have always been the square dial with Roman numerals, the square case, and the screws in the bezel. The medium model Santos watch is uniquely made with an 18K yellow gold case, 7-sided crown set with a faceted sapphire, sunray-effect dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands and sapphire crystal. Discover more at Tourneau Bal Harbour.
The Rolex GMT-Master was originally designed for professional use to aid airline pilots. However, its combination of peerless functionality and instantly recognizable aesthetics has attracted a wider audience of world travelers. The Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Pepsi Bezel’ timepiece is made with a distinctive red and blue bezel, which has been the signature element of the GMT-Master ever since the release of the very first model in 1955.
Symbolizing Richard Mille's Haute Horlogerie values of both tradition and excellence, the RM 17-01 Tourbillon is a new understanding of the RM 017, highlighting its very elegant and technic calibre through sleek, elegant lines achieved by the characteristic tonneau-shaped case. The baseplate and the bridges are crafted of grade 5 titanium, a biocompatible, highly corrosion-resistant and remarkably rigid alloy, which explains its frequent use in the aerospace, aeronautics and automobile industries.
Limited to only 250 pieces, the IWC Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Edition "Le Petit Prince" draws inspiration from the iconic French fable written by French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, first published in April 1943. The watch features the typical midnight blue dial. Constructed from just 80 or so parts, the timepiece will work until 2100 without needing to be adjusted: a unique find for those looking for a French-spin on a Swiss watch brand.
Famous for pioneering avant-garde complicated watches, Audemars Piguet is best known for its Royal Oak sports watch. As one of the most accomplished leaders in the Swiss watch industry, the company's landmark achievements include astronomical complications, ultra-thin movements, skeletonization, and chiming timepieces. The newest addition to the Royal Oak collection is the camouflage Selfwinding Chronograph, made with an 18-carat pink gold case adorned (for the first time) by a brown ceramic bezel, crown and pushpieces, as well as a brown “Méga Tapisserie” dial and a camouflage rubber strap.
Limited to only 90 pieces, the new Hublot Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary Sapphire 45 mm celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team. The new model is inspired by the rich history and heritage of Scuderia. All three limited editions were conceived in collaboration with the Ferrari Design Centre. Equipped with unique looking straps in either Nomex, Kevlar or Calf, all straps feature grey contrast stitching. The model above features a transparent case made from sapphire and its strap adopts a highly futuristic Kevlar look.