Hipster watches that break all the rules


Behrens Serie Apolaire – Inventor

Behrens Serie Apolaire - Inventor
Behrens Serie Apolaire – Inventor – ©  D.R.

Behrens is a small independent brand that focuses on the design and development of movement modification by building an internal mechanical module to provide a variety of non-traditional and creative time displays.

This mechanical watch inspired by the orbital relationship between Earth and Moon and based on ETA gauge 2824, presents a sphere with a sky blue first layer and in the upper part the mechanics of the Earth and the Moon using a spherical design for a better three-dimensional visual effect.

Price: 2.800 €

Jacob & Co Astronomia Sky Phoenix

Jacob & Co Astronomia Sky Phoenix
Jacob & Co Astronomia Sky Phoenix – ©  D.R.

In this creation of the eccentric watchmaker, astronomy has been transformed into an art gallery, where unique sculptures are exhibited. Around the four arms of the incredible Astronomia hand-wound movement, a rose gold phoenix is ​​wound. This unique piece is the work of a single artist, who was dedicated to it for seven months.

The attention to detail is impressive, as evidenced by the finish of the Phoenix wings that enclose the biaxial tourbillon movement. The magnesium globe and the 288-faceted Jacob-cut diamond rotate on their axes in 60 seconds, mirroring the phoenix rising from the lower sphere. All this mounted in a white gold case.

Price: 1.207.300 €

The Louis Erard X Alain Silberstein Regulator

The Louis Erard X Alain Silberstein Regulator
The Louis Erard X Alain Silberstein Regulator – ©  D.R.

Beneath its playful appearance, this limited edition of 178 pieces hides a regulator with exclusive caliber produced for Louis Erard, a complication that separates the indications of hours, minutes and seconds to gain chronometric precision. Louis Erard has made it a mainstay of his collections since the relaunch of the house in 2003.

For Alain Silberstein, a French watchmaker inspired by the modern artists of the Bauhaus style who designed their watches in unusual colors and shapes, the regulator is the centerpiece, around which he has employed his usual stylistics: the hour hand is a huge red triangle and the seconds are indicated by a serpentine hand while the colors follow the elemental spectrum of the Bauhaus: blue, red and yellow.

Price: 3.451 €

MB&F Horological Machine Nº 3 Frog X

MB&F Horological Machine Nº 3 Frog X
MB&F Horological Machine Nº 3 Frog X – ©  D.R.

On its 10th anniversary, the HM3 Frog reappears in a resplendent staging within a sapphire crystal case that, despite pretending to leave everything in sight, hides a secret message yet to be discovered: a sign carved into the crown on a microscopic scale to allow light to be reflected in a very concrete way is the key to unveiling the battle ax of MB&F.

The HM3 engine shows all its splendor and this time it uses the MegaWind iteration which replaces the date indication with an enlarged rotor. Inside two very fine domes made of aluminum, the hours and minutes are read by means of an indication that rotates under indices that resemble the lateral pupils of the eyes of frogs. The Superluminova touches highlight the segments under the rotor and in the domes that house the hour and minute indication with fluorescent tones.

Limited edition of 10 units in three versions of, with blue, purple and turquoise rotors and matching Superluminova and case gaskets.

Price: C.P.V.

H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept

H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept
H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept – ©  D.R.

Five years have passed since the house launched its first minimalist Concept model, equipped with a dial without indexes or logo. Driven by a desire to get back to basics, the Schaffhausen Manufacture has redefined the notion of luxury eliminating the superfluous and focusing not only on showing time, but embodying a true expression of emotion.

The Concept series was so successful that H. Moser & Cie. He decided to include it in his collection and now the smoked dial has become the brand’s signature.

In 2020 we see the birth of three new models, available in different versions (steel, white gold and red gold), all launched as limited editions and equipped with a smoked dial.

Bovet 1822 Brainstorm Chapter Two Sunshine

Bovet 1822 Brainstorm Chapter Two Sunshine
Bovet 1822 Brainstorm Chapter Two Sunshine – ©  D.R.

In a very limited edition of only 7 pieces with a magnificent yellow dial, the new Récital 26 is available in a monobloc “Writing Slope” sapphire case (47.8mm).

It features a patented double-sided flying tourbillon, a patented radial guidance system, a three-dimensional moon phase with a five-day power reserve, and a patented V-shaped three-dimensional hand to display the time zone of your choice. This innovative combination allows a simultaneous and intuitive reading of the twenty-four time zones. The yellow dome-shaped dial is hand-coated by the artisans with a green Superluminova that gives the dial a dusted surface finish.

Price: € 409,000

Ressence Type 5

Ressence Type 5
Ressence Type 5 – ©  D.R.

To commemorate its 10th anniversary, the independent brand of Belgian origin, which has been characterized by the innovative way in which time information is displayed on separate discs that rotate around the dial, presents this limited edition of 40 pieces of its diver’s watch Type 5, made in collaboration with Eugenio Amos, founder of Automobili Amos and creator of the Lancia Delta Futurista in 2028, to which the bisel del Type 5X.

It comes in a 46-millimeter titanium case with a unidirectional bezel. The dial and the three sub-dials for hours, seconds and oil temperature, made of titanium, have a totally racing design with new colors.

A rubber accessory allows the driver to wear the watch on the side of the wrist so that the time can be seen without taking the eyes off the road while driving.

Price: € 34,200


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