Top 5 Independent Watches Of The Year

MB&F Legacy Machine 101 “Frost”
1 MB&F Legacy Machine 101 “Frost”

No offense to Melchior, but the Frost is our favorite watch of the year. What can we say, we must be getting old, because yellow gold is growing on us. It’s the first time MB&F releases a watch in this material, and by the brand owner’s own admission, it’s quite a big surprise to see it in MB&F’s collection. What makes it stand out though, is the frosted dial. Very few artisans can create true frosted finishes today, and MB&F is hoping to inspire a revival of the genre.For more information, please click here...

Urwerk UR-210S Full Metal Jacket
2 Urwerk UR-210S Full Metal Jacket

After the release of the brand’s new UR-106 Lotus, Urwerk is no longer a watch brand “for men only. ” Still, we are not forgotten. In fact, the Urwerk 210S may be the most masculine watch yet. Made entirely out of steel, it features the highly innovative satellite complication with retrograde minutes, but with an important novelty. The Urwerk UR-210S is the first mechanical watch in the world capable of displaying winding efficiency over the last two hours.

 Laurent Ferrier Galet Square 5N
3 Laurent Ferrier Galet Square 5N

The Galet Square is one of the revelations of the year. Introduced at Baselworld and revisited for the Only Watch 2015 charity auction, it was unveiled again this month. And it looks like Laurent Ferrier kept the best version for last. For the end of autumn, Laurent Ferrier presents the watch with a 5N red gold-toned color, with copper glints thanks to the vertical satin-brushed finish that is a favorite with Laurent Ferrier.

Cabestan Trapezium in Black PVD-treated Titanium
4 Cabestan Trapezium in Black PVD-treated Titanium

Cabestan flexed its muscles this year with the Triple Axis Tourbillon and the Luna Nera, but it’s this rare Trapezium that has us dreaming. Developed and named after a unique shape, every angle of the Trapezium is visible, highlighting the incredible level of detail and finishing that sets Cabestan apart. Its rose gold inserts to the orange indications on the drums provide a visual pop against the black PVD-treated titanium case.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision
5 Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

The Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision is Greubel Forsey’s most classical looking timepiece to date, and that is certainly true of this list as well. It features hours, minutes, seconds and a tourbillon in a traditional round case. Nothing wrong with that, and here’s why. Creating a simple design is one of the hardest things to achieve in an industry where the slightest change at the millimeter level has dramatic effects on the rest of the watch. The Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision is Geurbel Forsey’s thinnest timepiece, and is currently up for the prize of best “Tourbillon” at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2015. For more information, please click here...

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