Perpetual Advancement

Horology innovation manifests itself in many different forms. From marketing and engineering to advances in materials and machining, the ability to display time continues to amaze.

January 21, 2018

PARMIGIANI

Bugatti Type 390

Containing the world’s smallest ball bearings, the latest collaboration between the watchmaker from the Swiss valley of Val-de-Travers and the French-based automaker is another example of incredible innovation. Just like the engine from a racecar can be removed from the chassis to perform upgrades or modifications, so too can the movement of this watch be removed from the case. The power derived from the movement utilizes a “worm-screw” to connect the dials and the displays on the watch. A flying tourbillon is expertly positioned in a side display on the watch case, keeping the actual black openworked dial free of any clutter. With 302 components and a gold case thickness that exceeds 18 mm, the Bugatti 390 is certain to stand out on one’s wrist.

David Orgell Beverly Hills
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GREUBEL FORSEY

Quantieme Perpetual A Equation

The award-winning inventors best known for their ground-breaking tourbillon creations have put forth their version of the Annual Perpetual calendar. Displaying no less than 10 complications on its face, which includes a fully visible inclined tourbillon, it also has three additional complications displayed on the rear of the watch case. At 570 components, this technological marvel is housed in a 43.5 mm white gold case that lets the room know that your time is precious. The symmetry between the visual tourbillon balance wheel and the calendar display allow the piece to perfectly balance the visualization of so many complications on the watch face.

Westime Beverly Hills
Starting at $670,000


ULYSSE NARDIN

Executive Moonstruck Worldtimer

U.N. continues to produce some of the most complicated and creative timepieces on the planet, pushing the boundaries of their previous creations. The newest Executive Moonstruck encompasses a world timer which can also track the phases of the moon and the ocean tides. Utilizing three rotating disks, the outer ring represents the sun. The middle disk shows the position of the moon, while the third disk displays the moon’s alternating phases. But combined with all of these complicated features, their engineers have made advancing and subtracting the hours on this watch as easy as simply pressing a button. Practicality is still the hallmark of superb technology.

Feldmar Watch Company
Starting at $75,000


VACHERON CONSTANTIN

Cornes De Vache 1955 For Hodinkee

The marketing minds at VC have teamed up with the powerhouse watch website Hodinkee to create a 36-piece limited edition timepiece. Only available through the Hodinkee website, the stainless-steel chronograph is the redesigned Cornes de Vache released nearly 60 years ago. Featuring very unique cow-horn lugs, along with a modern slate grey dial, the watch looks anything but vintage. The piece comes with three different straps, providing the sort of stylish versatility that allows the watch to be worn virtually anywhere. A full exhibition case back reveals one of the finest chronograph movements in the industry.

Vacheron Constantin Beverly Hills
$45,000

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