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.

Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2 – how many tourbillon can you fit? FOUR!

The Invention Piece 2 Quadruple Tourbillon is an improvement of the age-old concept. The open-heart dial showcases not one or two, but two double tourbillons. The hours and minutes are shown on the sub-dial at 5 o’clock.

A limited edition piece, only 22 of these watches are available, 11 in red gold and 11 in platinum. This innovative improvement on the tourbillon was honored as the Best Complicated Watch at the 12th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2012.Can we call this miniaturization or design excellence? I prefer the latter…