may not resonate with a global audience and may be popular in specific markets only... i may be wrong but i don't think they are exactly cheap either
Breguet Tradition 7047 Tourbillon Fusee (nice but will be pricey of course)
A contemporary interpretation of the brand's 1940s marine chronometers, this model transforms from wristwatch to table clock at will, housed in a Hevea wood presentation box. The stainless steel case measures 46.5mm. Movement is the Swiss manual-wind ETA caliber UNITAS 6498. The dial is silver with velvet finish, blued hands and it comes in a top-stitched brown leather strap with buckle (46.5!! it looks better in the box though.. hmm maybe with a nice strap... i can see it)
The case, in platinum or in 18kt rose gold, measures 42mm. Movement is the automatic in-house caliber UJSP8REF11CA, with twin barrels and pivoted detent escapement. Master watchmaker Kari Voutilainen and movement designer Jean-François Mojon contributed to the completion of this movement following the demise of Peter Baumberger in 2010.
stainless steel 43mm. The dial is black onyx with 8 rhodiumed star-shaped appliques and 1 rhodiumed moon applique and Rhodiumed hour, minute and date hands
Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three (interesting design... nice overall aesthetic and features)
Indication-rich timepieces have always been a compromise between functionality and refinement—an uncluttered dial is a more elegant dial. Or, to be more precise, indication-rich timepieces have always been a compromise between functionality and refinement . . . until Chapter Three Reveal.
Independent Master Watchmakers Kari Voutilainen and Andreas Strehler have created a stunningly elegant timepiece that displays hours, minutes, seconds, date, and phase of the moon, all set on a sumptuous blue guilloche dial.
But that’s not all, and this is where Mystery, Suspense and Surprise come in: Voutilainen and Strehler have also kept a couple of intimate secrets in reserve, to be revealed, and perhaps even shared, at the owner’s pleasure. A pusher set into the crown lowers two invisible panels in the dial to reveal two more hitherto hidden indications: a second time zone indicator (also known as a GMT) and a day/night indicator, both displayed on Maîtres du Temps’ signature rollers."
congrats to the team behind chapter 3. master watchmakers Kari Voutilainen and Andreas Strehler, and founder Steven Holtzman for bringing these creations to reality. oh and some nice ladies versions of the chapter 2 with some bling appeared too :) the chapter 2 diamonds... i like the white gold version. it's a stunner and of course has the interesting presentation of time, day, date as with earlier chapter 2s. for more information on these pieces -> LINK