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Ten luxury watches to add to your wish list, this month

1. Richard Mille's RM UP-01 Ferrari

We just wrote about the world’s thinnest watch back in March, then, in July, a new contender claimed the title with a watch that’s just 0.05mm thinner. Richard Mille’s RM UP-01 Ferrari slides into top place with a 1.75mm case, the movement itself measuring 1.18mm. A watch’s winding stem measures at least 1.5mm, so the brand had to rethink the winding mechanism altogether. In short, it nixed it and replaced it with two crowns. It also did away with the balance and dart in the patented escapement. The dial is on the broad side but it does resemble a Ferrari dashboard so we’re all for it.

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2. Bulgari Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition

Paying homage to the magnificent three-mast training ship Amerigo Vespucci, named after the Italian adventurer, is this new wristwatch by Bulgari. Comprised of aluminium, titanium and rubber, the Bulgari Aluminium GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition bears the ship’s colours. Each of the 1,000 limited-edition timepieces comes in a mahogany presentation box engraved with the ship’s motto Non chi comincia ma quel che persevere, meaning “Not he who begins, but he who perseveres”.

3. Corum Second Edition Bubble 47 Skull X-Ray

The latest avatar of Corum’s distinguished Bubble 47 Skull X-Ray is here. In the watch’s second edition, the Swiss watchmaker further defines its distinguished feature—the luminescent skull on the dial. The hour and minute markers are formed with a railway-style chapter ring that glows in the dark and is accompanied with a green second hand. The timepiece is run by the automatic CO 082 movement and is limited to 666 pieces. It sits snugly on the wrist with a rubber-lined, faux alligator leather strap detailed by florescent green stitches.

4. Ulysse Nardin Diver X Skeleton in Black Carbonium

Following the sell-out success of the Diver X Skeleton in blue, Ulysse Nardin has relaunched the timepiece in black Carbonium with both a yellow rubber strap and a black R-Strap made of upcycled fishing nets. Retaining its sporty appeal, the model features yellow details on the hour markers and its signature X. The model, limited to 175 pieces, is designed to withstand the pressure at a depth of 200 metres.

5. Montblanc Star Legacy Suspended Exo Tourbillon Skeleton The Ascent

Legend has it that a dangerous mythical creature once inhabited the high passes of Mont Blanc mountain, preventing access to the peak. It wasn’t until a substantial prize was offered to the first person to find a way to the summit that interest grew. Montblanc is commemorating that first ascent in 1786 with the Star Legacy Exo Tourbillon Skeleton timepiece, a limited edition of eight, featuring handmade decorative work.

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6. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht Master 40

Rolex’s new Yacht Master 40, specifically designed for navigators and skippers, now comes set with diamonds and sapphires that encapsulate the shimmering look of the ocean at sunrise. The new model is available for the first time in 18-karat white gold and the bezel is set with trapeze-cut pink, light blue, purple and dark blue sapphires as well as diamonds. The case also features 46 brilliant- cut diamonds, adding to the glistening effect. 

7. Hermès Heure H

Heure H is more than a watch: it’s a symbol. Hermès’s signature letter H, created by designer Philippe Mouquet in 1996, acts as a frame on the large square titanium case for the dial within. And for the first time, the light but sturdy Heure H comes with a mechanical Manufacture Hermès movement. The wristwatch is available in deep black and grey tones with an interchangeable strap in Barenia calfskin.

8. H Moser & Cie x Undefeated

Following nearly two centuries of watchmaking tradition, H Moser & Cie has launched a bold and surprising collaboration with global street culture and sportswear brand Undefeated. Produced as a limited edition of 76 pieces, the Streamliner Chronograph Undefeated is a sport-inspired model with fluid lines and minimalist design. The timepiece comes in dark grey DLC-treated steel with a Black Tiger Camo fumé dial and dark grey DLC-treated steel integrated bracelet.

9. Vacheron Constantin Patrimony

Vacheron Constantin has a long history of designing watches for women and is adding to its legacy with the new Patrimony model. With a case and hour markers in 18-karat pink gold and hands on a blush pink gradient effect dial, the timepiece is as pretty as it is technical. The rose-beige alligator leather strap has a satin effect and is finished with a pink gold buckle. 

10. Baume & Mercier The 42mm Riviera Automatic

Baume & Mercier is reinventing the spirit of the French Riviera with its latest collection of summer-ready timepieces. The 42mm Riviera’s blue-green canvas bands accentuate the wrist with their sophisticated elegance. Safely ensconced within its distinguished 12-sided steel case is a Swiss-made automatic movement, while the lacquered blue satin-finish dial displays the date between the four-and five-hour markers. What’s more, its rubber strap is enhanced with multi-canvas detailing and can be easily interchanged to suit your ensemble.

 

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