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7 must-have items: the essential watches of 2020

7 must-have items: the essential watches of 2020

Discover our selection of must-have watches. 7 brand new 2020 timepieces. For her or for him.

 

Excalibur Spider Huracán, Roger Dubuis, about 53.000 euros.

 

 

© Roger Dubuis

 

The new Excalibur Huracán from the Geneva watchmaker Roger Dubuis is entirely black.

 

Excessive, rebellious and iconoclastic, it exhales a muscular power and elegance mastered by Roger Dubuis.

 

With its 360° oscillating mass, imitating the speed effect of the Huracán’s wheel, this sporty, ultra-high-performance watch inspired by the world of automobiles reflects the technical excellence of visionary engineers and exceptional watchmakers. The most exciting way to experience hyper-watchmaking.

 

Égérie moon phase jewellery, Vacheron Constantin, price on request.

 

© Vacheron Constantin

 

The diamond-paved Égérie moon phase model by Vacheron Constantin is inspired by the world of Haute Couture.

 

Its 37 mm 18-carat white gold case sparkles under the lights of 292 diamonds and its dial unfurls its concentric circles under a rain of 510 diamonds like a precious embroidery. Its bracelet is a supple and flowing bracelet studded with 588 bright diamonds in five rows.

 

On the other side of the case, the sapphire dial reveals the refined applied Haute Horlogerie endings, hand-made Côtes de Genève and a 22-carat gold oscillating weight in the shape of a Maltese cross. A jewellery piece that distills time under a shower of diamonds and reveals Vacheron Constantin’s vision of femininity.

 

T Touch Connect Solar, Tissot, about 950 euros.

 

© Tissot

 

Tissot T Touch Connect Solar is the first connected watch from Swatch Group.

 

Designed by Tissot, it combines the useful with the pleasant: noble materials (ceramic bezel, sapphire crystal and titanium case) and advanced features (weather, temperature, step counter, alarms, wrist calls).

 

At the crossroads of haute horlogerie and high-tech, this smart watch runs on solar energy thanks to Swiss technology, and can offer up to six months of autonomy in connected mode and ten years off-line.

 

J12 X-Ray, Chanel, 650.000 euros.

 

© Chanel

 

Chanel’s J12 X-Ray watch abolishes black, transcends white and surpasses color by choosing transparency.

 

With a case and bracelet made entirely of sapphire crystal, hands set in white gold and a dial paved with twelve suspended diamonds, this exceptional watch is a first in watchmaking’s history.

 

Luminous, precious and refined, it reveals its watchmaking clarity and the purity of its forms with complete transparency.

 

Santos-Dumont XL, Cartier, from 5.650 euros.

 

© Cartier

 

The new Santos-Dumont by Cartier comes back in force with a 46.6×33.9mm extra-wide version.

 

An XL wristwatch, larger and tighter on the wrist, powered by a hand-wound 430 MC mechanical movement.

 

Roman numerals, sunlit silver dial and square shape remain: this new Santos-Dumont innovates while perpetuating the heritage of a great watchmaking classic. A must.

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Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic, Hublot, 85.000 euros.

 

© Hublot

 

The new Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic from Hublot is the very first high-tech ceramic in red colour.

 

Featuring an innovative and spectacular construction, its transparent dial reveals the manually-wound skeleton HUB9011 calibre with seven barrels coupled in series, based on an extremely rare system in watchmaking of the ” worm screw” type.

 

A world exclusivity protected by three patents, and a strong, audacious and innovative design, in direct line with Hublot’s spirit.

 

G-shock Dream Project pure gold, Casio, 70 000 euros.

 

© Casio

 

Casio’s G-shock Dream Project, reference G-D5000-9JR, is all gold.

 

Like any other G-Shock, it withstands the “Triple 10”: a pressure of 10 atm, i.e. 100 meters deep in the water, but also a fall of 10 meters high on a hard ground, and its battery lasts 10 years.

 

This “dream project” took several years to develop. Cast in 18-carat solid yellow gold, its spectacular aplomb and its iconic tooling undoubtedly make it the rarest model of all the watches produced by the company.

 

This article can be found in The Luxury Journals 2020 # 1, available now for pre-order for € 22 euros only, instead of € 28.

 

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Featured Photo : © Vacheron Constantin

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