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Masters of precision

We get technical with tourbillons, minute repeaters and perpetual calendar functions

 

1. H. MOSER & CIE
The quiet elegance of the Perpetual Calendar Black Edition lies in its simple and refined dial design. The titanium case and black dial subtly enhance the rose gold indices and hands. The short centre hand indicates the month, the date is shown in a window at three o’clock, and the leap year indicator is incorporated into the seethrough caseback, HK$379,000

2. ZENITH
The Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane blows us away with its threepronged approach to precision. The El Primero 8805 movement neutralises the effects of gravity with its famous gravity control system, features a high-oscillating frequency of 36,000 vibrations an hour, and prolongs the duration of timekeeping accuracy and stability with its fusée-chain transmission system. The icing on the cake is that it is a beautiful watch, HK$2.11 million

3. LAURENT FERRIER
The Galet Secret Tourbillon Double Spiral offers the wearer a special hand-painted enamel dial designed according to their specifications and, more importantly, allows them to keep it a secret. The watch’s aperture mechanism hides the dial until the wearer presses the push button, which reveals the design instantly. Alternatively, the mechanism is also designed such that the aperture can also open gradually over 60 minutes for a slow and mysterious unveiling. Available at King Fook. Price on request

4. AUDEMARS PIGUET
The brand came out with its first minute repeater wristwatch in 1892, and they’ve improved over the years. The new Millenary Minute Repeater in pink gold looks as beautiful as it sounds. The exquisite hand-wound watch has a brushed pink gold case and polished bezel that showcase the dial, small seconds and minute-repeater mechanism, the gong of which is tinted blue for easier viewing as it strikes out the hours, HK$3.85 million

5. JAEGER-LECOULTRE
The Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique à Quantième Perpétuel in pink gold is a marvel of horological engineering. The stunning timepiece houses the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 985, featuring a flying tourbillon and perpetual calendar with moonphase display, all of which are beautifully presented on the grained silver-toned dial, HK$1.05 million

 

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