Often times, what makes something truly unique and special are the details and time, spent on it, to transgress the extraordinary limits of design. That’s what happens in fine watchmaking, or has it is known, the art of Haute Horlogerie. The luxury watch brands that follow these principles are the same ones that put forth iconic timepieces, that resemble true pieces of art.
These luxury watch brands that follow, are some of our personal favourites in the art of creating unique timepieces, and for that, they should be celebrated, so we put together this selection of their most astonishing designs.
Breguet is a luxury watch brand that is the epitome of excellence in watchmaking and forms part of the European cultural heritage. All the timepieces created by this luxury watch brand feature unique details of every watch sold since the end of the eighteenth century. Fine craftsmanship and artisanal techniques – each timepiece by Breguet is a true symbol of rich history. One of these masterpieces is the Classique Extra-Thin Self-Winding Tourbillon 5367.
For this timepiece, the hue is a blend of a number of blue nuances. The range of blues also emphasizes the powdered silver indicators. Another subtle detail can be found above the tourbillon carriage: the famous and recognized secret signature. Introduced in 1795 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, it is a guarantee of authenticity that helped in the fight against counterfeits, which were already a problem at the time. The luxury watch brand places the signature on the majority of its models these days for decorative purposes.
Panerai watches contemplates the perfect mix between Italian design and Swiss technology at the service of the passion for the sea. Established in Florence by Giovanni Panerai in 1860, the luxury watch brand became the provider of the Royal Italian Navy’s official precision instruments and modern watches.
Since then, the creative designers of this Italian brand have been responsible for designing and manufacturing some of the most stunning luxury watches worldwide. Panerai watches have become known for being stylish, as well as quite strong and solid, while constantly appreciating with time.
These timepieces with unique design are produced to very high standards of quality: the mechanical parts run 24 hours a day when used, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure long life and good operation.
Roger Dubuis, a recognized luxury watch brand, has a model that radically enlarges the use of carbon: The Spider Excalibur Carbon 3 is actually the first-ever timepiece with a unique design to have its movement’s baseplate, bridges and an upper cage of the tourbillon in carbon composite.
This craftsmanship masterpiece is powered by the hand-wound RD508SQ and with its bridges and base plate open-worked to form a star. The movement of Spider Excalibur Carbon 3 is fundamentally the dial, which had rhodium-plated indexes and hands filled with white Super-Luminova that assistances legibility despite the difficulty of the face.
With this timepiece, Roger Dubuis has built for the first time, a luxury watch with a modern design that provides a full carbon structure. The Excalibur Spider Carbon 3, is mostly made of multi-layer carbon. Light, modern and comfortable, the Excalibur Spider Carbon 3 boasts a case, bracelet and movement bridges in carbon fibre composite.
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