The hand-wound Hysek Furtif Skeleton Tourbillon (ref. HW15) is offered in a mesmerizing blend of feather-light titanium, stodgy rose gold, and uncompromising skeletonization techniques that leave nothing for imagination when it comes to the inner workings of the tiny engine.
For this year, Richard Mille updates their RM 017 collection with an even more technologically advanced hand-wound Tourbillon Extra Flat model that now comes in an ultra-thin case crafted from 18-karat red gold measuring less than nine millimeters from top to bottom.
With the new limited-edition Transocean Chronograph 01, Breitling somewhat loses its present individuality of a maker of some seriously blingy sh*t, but makes a good claim to the niche of elegant dressy chronographs powered by manufacture-made movements.
The 2010 Portuguese Grand Complication (Ref. IW3774) is a huge jewel in the crown of the collection presented by IWC at the SIHH 2010. Even if you don’t care about the sheer complexity of the mechanism that animates this beautiful piece, its styling alone must make your heart skip a beat if you have a heart at all!
At the SIHH 2010, IWC has once again updated its Portuguese Yacht Club collection of “sporty” automatic chronographs. Now available in red gold and stainless steel versions, this watch is as dressy as it is athletic. And, what’s even more important to some, you can tell that this is a Portugueser at the very first sight.
Like the rest of the legendary family, the 2010 IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere Retrograde (Ref. IW5044) sports an oversized case and is powered by a huge automatic movement that offers you as long as a whole week of guaranteed power supply.
IWC has once again updated its gorgeous Portuguese Perpetual Calendar range extending the line with three extra models and two choices of metal. Besides an older version in platinum (Ref. IW502305,) you can now get it in red gold (Ref. IW502306) and white gold (Ref. IW502307,) too.
For the model year of 2010, IWC has refreshed its last year’s Portuguese Minute Repeater timepiece. Just like the original model, it is available both in red gold (Ref. IW544907) and in platinum (Ref. IW544906.)
Hublot, one of the youngest (and the most daring) ultra-luxury watchmaking brands, has introduced yet another iteration of its top-selling Big Bang collection of sporty chronographs. The 2010 Big Bang Gold Chronograph (ref. 301.PX.1180.RX) comes in a generous 44.5-mm case made of brushed 18-karat red gold.
The Corum’s new Admiral’s Cup Minute Repeater Tourbillon 45 50th Anniversary edition (ref. 010.101.55/0001 AO12) successfully packs an in-house hand-wound caliber with a tourbillon escapement and a minute repeater complications. All these complications are packed in a mildly oversized 45-millimeter 18-karat red gold case without making it look like a mirror-polished Big Mac on your wrist. Predictably expensive, this ultra-luxury timekeeper nicely blends daringly sporty exterior with a set of complications that normally come with a lot more, um, traditional-looking timekeepers from the Top 3 of the Swiss watchmaking industry.