When looking at investing in a timepiece, there are so many things to consider. From style to budget and of course where and how you would wear it, it is easy to become overwhelmed. With the help of our junior buyer for specialist watches, Heather Grant, we have put together a guide on some of our favourite pieces from luxury specialist brands Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin and Breguet for those looking for not only a beautiful timepiece, but one that is unique and can be treasured for a lifetime.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur
The Excalibur collection is the starting point of all Roger Dubuis inspirations with its iconic aesthetics, exceptional mechanics and innovative technology. Through a perfectly mastered know-how, each piece fully displays its temper whether it is resolutely wise or boldly excessive, according to your own personality. In addition, the Excalibur collection expressed itself to its full potential through a wide range of sizes and materials.
Superwatch fans can gear up for a powerful example of what happens when visionary engineers meet incredible watchmakers with the launch of the total-black Excalibur Huracán: a striking expression of unfettered style and technical excellence.The second calibre developed for the partnership with Lamborghini. This new engine offers a 12° angle balance escapement with an automatic winding mechanism displaying a rim-like rotor. The upper calibre features a strut-bar designed bridge recalling the ones of the V10 engine of the Lamborghini Huracán super car.
This self-winding rose gold watch is the expression of modernity and relaxed elegance, perfect for any occasion. Crowned by a satin-finished and polished bezel, its 42 mm diameter case is water-resistant to 10 ATM and combines round and cushion shapes in the pure aesthetic tradition of Piaget. The structured white dial crossed by horizontal lines, featuring applied luminescent hour markers, Dauphine hands, a trotteuse hand and an openworked P, displays the hours, minutes and seconds at the centre and the date at 6 o’clock.
Its sapphire crystal case back reveals the refined finishes of the new Piaget 1110P Manufacture self-winding movement and its anthracite-grey oscillating weight, engraved with the Piaget coat-of-arms. This luxury men’s watch comes on a blue alligator-skin strap with a folding clasp and is delivered with a second brown mahogany strap.
Marine watches are based on the traditional Breguet values, while interpreting them in a contemporary way in order to create sporty timepieces. The Marine watches possess all the qualities laid down by A.-L. Breguet as chronometer maker to the French Navy. This stunning chronograph piece is made from an 18ct white gold casing, and a versatile yet robust blue rubber strap. The dial is a matching blue and has several different decorative features that truly make this watch a stand out piece. The most noticeable of them all is the pattern reminiscent of the waves of the sea, and this combined with sub dials and white gold Roman Numerals ensures this piece is both aesthetically pleasing and functional for those wearing it.
Optimising precision and legibility, the Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Self-Winding watch is a stunning piece, perfect for any watch collection. Inspired by an iconic model from the brand in 1956, the collection embraces both vintage aesthetics and modern updates. The piece is made from an 18ct rose gold on the casing, and a stylish dark brown alligator leather strap for a traditional and classic look. The silver toned dial is equipped with three central hands indicating hours, minutes and seconds as well as a date window at 3 o’clock. The piece is not just wonderful to look at however and is driven by a Calibre 1326 self-winding movement with a power reserve of approximately 48 hours and water resistance to 30 metres.