Showcase Vol. 20

Showcase Vol. 20

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Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication

Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication

The mechanical selfwinding heart of the Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication comprises three advanced functions, forming the basis of a Grande Complication movement. Its traditional mechanical self-winding movement combines minute repeater, splitsecond chronograph and perpetual calendar functions. Apart from showing legal or civil time, this 44mm-diameter masculine watch is thus also equipped with a minute repeater mechanism, a rare complication enabling it to sound the hours, quarters and minutes on demand. Moreover, it houses a perpetual calendar complication. Last but not least, it affords the possibility of performing timing operations and reading off intermediate or ‘split’ times, thanks to the split-second complication, which has become an authentic Audemars Piguet signature in all the Grande Complication models that the Manufacture has produced since 1882. This exceptional titanium watch, featuring a black ceramic bezel, crown and pushpieces, also comes in a pink gold version.


Baume & Mercier

Clifton

Clifton

Blending tradition with modernity, Clifton is a new line of men’s watches inspired by the models that had their heyday in the ‘Golden Fifties’. This decade is considered the golden age for wristwatches and is marked by the creation of elegant timepieces. A legacy of this era, the Clifton line is both, urban and classic, from its clean lines right down to its finishes. Powered by Swissmade, mechanical movements of acclaimed quality, this new collection embodies the brand’s182 years of watchmaking expertise. These Clifton timepieces, whose charisma and overall balance find their ideal expression in urban landscapes, display the hour, minutes and seconds thanks to a small seconds hand and a date display in an aperture. The Maison has given life to a fluid style that expertly blends elegance with timelessness. This strength, so integral to the Clifton collection and evocative of 1950’s New York, can be seen in the clean lines of the cases crafted in gold or steel, as well as in the unique and bold approach to time displays.

 

 


Cartier

Crash

Crash

Created in 1967 at the very heart of ‘Swinging London’, the Crash watch bears the effervescent, carefree spirit of an era of freedom. It crystallises the encounter between the great creator of shaped watches and the joyful wave of popular transgression that overturned conformity. According to the story, a client returned a Cartier watch that had been involved in an accident in order to have it repaired, and Jean-Jacques Cartier, then the head of Cartier London, was so taken with the shape of the case that he wanted to reproduce it. With its asymmetrical dial, which can also evoke distortion and accidents, the Crash watch became a collector’s piece produced in very limited series, over time. Today, the Crash watch appears in a limited edition of four new models adorned for the first time with a delicate bracelet composed of drops in white or pink gold. In an even more precious version, the bracelet is entirely gem-set. In reference to the year of its creation, this legendary, ultra-selective watch is produced in 267 numbered pieces for the models with gold bracelets and 67 numbered pieces for the models with gem-set bracelets.