5 luxury men’s watches to rock like a boss: from Hermès to Cartier, wearing these classy timepieces shows you’re a true connoisseur

Hermès’ Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes on your wrist is sure to signify class and taste. Photo: Hermès

For many watch collectors, what’s often inside matter the most. This year especially, luxury watch brands have put forward some awe-inducing timepieces, shining light onto what’s often hidden behind the scene. Moreover, skilled watchmakers show their true confidence by embracing skeleton designs that put complications on full display. From Hermès’ playful way of showing the artistic complication through its horse-motif cut-out, and Piaget’s gleaming diamond settings inside and out to the limited-edition Cloche de Cartier featuring a singular shape and Richard Mille’s new RM 037 that boasts intricate shapes of the white ATZ ceramic bezel and cashback, STYLE has selected new, labyrinthine designs that show the mastery of watch movement.

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Vacheron Constantin

Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-thin Skeleton. Photo: Vacheron Constantin

The 18-carat pink gold Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-thin Skeleton lays bare its intricate Calibre 1120 QPSQ with its displays of moon phase, 48-month counter and hand-type date, HK$1,020,000 (US$130,000).


Richard Mille

RM 037. Photo: Richard Mille

The RM 037 shows what the brand does best: crafting sophisticated yet robust creations, with a function selector to customise the winding and a skeletonised automatic-winding in-house movement set with dazzling gemstones. Price upon request.

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Cloche de Cartier. Photo: Cartier

With only 20 pieces issued, the Cloche de Cartier in platinum, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, is The Peak of artistic complication with a unique asymmetric case, allowing it to be repurposed as a small desk clock, HK$645,000 (US$83,000).


Piaget Polo Skeleton. Photo: Piaget

Set with 1,698 dazzling brilliant-cut diamonds and 316 baguette-cut diamonds, the Polo Skeleton High Jewellery watch in 18-karat white gold shows delicate mastery of jewel setting on an ultra-thin skeleton movement. Price upon request.

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Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes. Photo: Hermès

With the brand’s distinctive horse-head motif as a cut-out, revealing the racks and snail cams, the Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes in rose gold has been updated to include a minute repeater with double-H tourbillon carriage, HK$2,292,500 (US$295,000).

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  • Hermès’ Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes playfully shows off the model’s artistic complication through the brand’s horse-motif cut-out
  • Richard Mille’s RM 037 boasts a smart function selector and a skeletonised automatic-winding movement set with dazzling gemstones sure to wow