Wisdom Minute Repeater Watch By Emile Chouriet Is Designed For The Purist

The second design creation by Emile Chouriet under its Wisdom Collection series is a minute repeater that uses sounds of its gongs to indicate time. The case measures 45 mm in diameter and made out of 18 karat pink gold. The flared lugs give that old vintage look.

The dial is made of of two layers, a pink gold frame over a handmade enameled painting. The painting is a portrait of Francois Dagobert Depery, an 18th century watchmaker from Geneva. The watch is powered by a Calibre EC720 hand-winding movement. There’s information printed on the dial which gives readers immediate information about the watch and its complications.

This watch is definitely designed for the purist. Normal layman will not be able to comprehend the exquisite movement, its capabilities as well as what it represents to the world of horology. Unfortunately, the value is way above the affordability of many watch nerds.

Audermars Piguet Royal Oak – only to be appreciated by some

Audermars Piguet is always a name which is associated in the world of motor sports. The Grand Prix collection has a dial that is reminiscent of dashboard instruments. The crown looks like a gear along with a bezel which is a ventilated brake disc. The case has a marbled black look is a result of the forged carbon material used in making. Forged carbon makes the watch extremely resistant and light. The dial consists of a central aluminium plate adorned with the “Méga Tapisserie” motif characteristic of the Royal Oak Offshore line.

Looks congested to me. I’ll pass…

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon with Gold Bridge – very clean and classical dress watch

Inspired by the heritage of the original 1966 model, Girard-Perregaux’s new Tourbillon expresses both the history behind the brand and their tradition of fine watchmaking. The new arrival, features a tourbillon bridge fashioned in an unusual shape called “bassiné”, with rounded arms. The interior of the case houses the famous Girard-Perregaux caliber GP 09600. Available in two very limited editions of white and rose gold.Another very clean and classical dress watch.