Complications add to multi-functionality of a watch. Top luxury brands pride themselves on having unique complications that enhance the concept of luxury watches.
A watch has to tell time. But a luxury watch needs to do more. And that’s where complications come into the picture. We bring you the best complications from amongst the recently released timepieces.
Weap-One by Rebellion Timepieces
Rebellion Timepieces has introduced a complication inspired by car racing – Weap-One. It features a tourbillon movement with a non-stationary horizontal axis. It is housed in a detachable, sapphire glass tube. The asymmetrical, 60-second flying tourbillon movement is attached to two plates. Each plate rotates at a different speed. The movement is fashioned after car suspension. several pieces of racing technology have been integrated into the Weap-One.
Histoire de Tourbillon 8 by House of Harry Winston
Histoire de Tourbillon feature a two-biaxial tourbillon design. Its HW4503 caliber is equipped with two rapidly rotating superposed barrels. The tourbillon is comprised of 117 components. The highlight of this Harry Winston masterpiece is the use of materials. There are varied textures on the watch. It is available in two colour variations.
Astronomia Solar by Jacob & Co
Astronomia Solar houses all the eight planets on our solar system. It features a movement of 34.55mm diameter and 439 components that are in constant bi-directional rotation. The sun is at the centre in the form of a 1.5ct Citrine. The Earth rotates about its own axis once every 60 seconds and completes one full revolution of the dial in 10 minutes. The watch is made of rose gold. It’s strap is that of crocodile leather.
MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis by Hublot
MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis was built with the aim of giving maximum visibility to the tourbillon. The bi-axial tourbillon undertakes a complete rotation per minute for the first axis and every 30 seconds for the second. The watch also has an innovative date corrector. The dial is multi-layered in black, white and red. The timepiece comes in two variants of titanium (limited to 50 pieces) and king gold (limited to 20). It has a black structured lined rubber strap.
Logical One by Romain Gauthier
the key features of Romain Gauthier’s award-winning timepiece, Logical One, include a friction-minimising ruby-link chain, together with snail cam and sapphire-lined mainspring barrel. The patented in-house movement has a traditional chain-and-fusee style constant force mechanism. It also has the Maison’s push button winding system. The watch is available in white gold, red gold and platinum. The dials and straps vary as per the material of the case.
That’s all from our picks of the week! Stay tuned to ‘watch wardrobe‘ for more interesting novelties.