Cover Steve Aoki wears the Bulgari Aluminium Steve Aoki Special Edition (Photo: Bulgari)

It's International Men's Day on 19 November, which means this Friday is the one day a year you can unabashedly put yourself first, so why not treat yourself to one of these cutting-edge wristwatches?

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Gold Edition

​Omega has been the official timekeeper of the Olympics since 1932 and, to celebrate this year’s games, the watchmaker has debuted the Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Gold Editions, which are housed in one of two yellow-gold cases that measure 38mm or 41mm. Polished blue ceramic dials pop with a laser-engraving inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games emblem, and sapphire case backs are etched with the words “Tokyo 2020”, as well as the Olympic rings in blue, yellow, black green, and red.

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Breguet Marine Ref 5517

Breguet has added new variations of its celebrated Marine collection. Inspired by vintage timepieces that were used for marine navigation, collectors can now choose between a rose-gold model with a slate-grey dial and a titanium model with a blue dial. Individually numbered and signed, the pictured 18-karat rose-gold Ref 5517 watch is made using 179 components. A fluted case band and faceted, moon-tipped hands coated with luminescent material showcase Breguet’s attention to detail, as does the watch’s open case back, which allows the wearer to admire its inner workings.

Chanel Monsieur Marble Edition

Chanel has unveiled a 55-piece version of its Monsieur watch, which made headlines in 2016 for being the brand’s first dedicated men’s watch and the first timepiece to be powered by the house’s first in-house movement: the manually wound Calibre 1.

A jumping hour watch, which means it indicates the hour by numerals on an instantaneously jumping disk rather than a traditional hand, this new timepiece comes with a white-veined black marble dial, which is housed in a matte black ceramic case. Get yours with an alligator-pattern calfskin strap for US$38,280.

Gucci G-Timeless Dancing Bees Tourbillon

This year marks Gucci’s 100th anniversary and, to celebrate, the Italian fashion house is stepping up its watchmaking game with numerous haute-horology models, including the G-Timeless Dancing Bees Tourbillon watches, which were designed by creative director Alessandro Michele and boast the company’s first in-house movement: the 25H.

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IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition IWC Racing

The most emblematic IWC Schaffhausen collection is, without doubt, its Pilot’s Watch. The brand’s latest edition, the Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition IWC Racing, abandons the line’s aviation roots and, instead, takes inspiration from the world of motorsports. Stunningly sleek, its all-black Ceratanium case is exceedingly sporty and modern. Meanwhile, the asymmetrical, off-centre dial is elevated with pops of yellow, as is the rubber strap with Alcantara inlay.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon

Housed in a rose-gold 41mm case, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon is visually similar to Jaquet Droz’s Grande Seconde Skelet-One. This latest ticker, however, comes with a tourbillon, which is a mechanical complication that was invented during the era of the pocket watch to improve a timepiece’s accuracy. Two open-worked sub-dials contrast against the skeletonised movement’s matt black bridges, making this watch exceptionally elegant. Although no number has been announced, it’s likely this watch will be a limited edition so, if you want to add one to your collection, you’ll have to act fast.

FP Journe Octa Automatique 20th Anniversary

François-Paul Journe quickly rose to fame in the competitive watch industry and, for the first time, the legendary watchmaker has signed off on the sale of each and every one of the 99 pieces of his latest creation, which has been launched to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 2001 Octa Automatic watch. Journe’s decision was fuelled by his desire for the Octa Automatique 20th Anniversaries to go to appreciative collectors, rather than those looking to flip watches for a quick profit. The series comes with satin-finish 18-karat yellow-gold dials, which are housed in 40mm platinum cases.

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Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis 5 Days Power Reserve Red 3D Carbon

An intricate skeleton movement complete with a two-axis tourbillon escapement sits within the MP-09’s asymmetrical case. After three initial versions in titanium, King Gold and black 3D carbon, Hublot debuts four new MP-09 watches that come in red, yellow, green or blue.

H Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds Mega Cool

The Pioneer Mega Cool and the Pioneer Tourbillon Mega Cool models by H Moser & Cie continue the brand’s minimalist design ethos. Their turquoise fumé dial colour, which the watchmaker has coined Blue Lagoon, will take you back to summer days spent on fine powdery sand by brilliant turquoise bays.

Bulgari Aluminium Steve Aoki Special Edition

Award-winning DJ and producer Steve Aoki has partnered with Bulgari to create a luxury watch that will set you back US$3,050. A special-edition addition to the watchmaker’s Aluminium watch, which came to prominence in the Nineties, the Aluminium Steve Aoki Special Edition boasts a lightweight 40mm aluminum case and rubber bezel, while the Super-LumiNova dial is fitted with the musician’s signature logo. “Time is one of our most valuable currencies,” says Aoki. “I’m beaming with pride and excitement to share this new timepiece with the world.”


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