When the new year is coming closer people tend to look back at what the current year has brought them. During the course of the year, the tide turned, and many brands enjoyed, once more, increased sales. This was in part due to some incredible new models that were introduced, which worked up an appetite with watch collectors and connoisseurs. At Haute Time we also look back, with our favorite watches of 2017!
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo
Panerai added this year six(!) new models to their Luminor Submersible collection. While they are all bold and beautiful, it was the 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo that we liked the best. Why? Because a 47mm case is going to look awesome when it is getting some of that patina that bronze is so well-known for!
The Sky-Dweller was not all new in 2017, but Rolex did introduce the most complicated watch in their current collection now in all steel. This makes this great watch even more desirable, and more affordable. Combined with a blue dial, it is perfect for the world traveler who likes a robust, practical, luxury watch to match his lifestyle. For those who cannot choose between steel or gold, did Rolex also introduce a two-tone version of the Sky-Dweller, giving you the best of both worlds!
Breguet Marine Equation Marchante 5887
Breguet is known for its complicated watches, but the Marine Equation Marchante 5887 is in a realm of their own. Next to a tourbillon, the watch is fitted with a running equation of time, perpetual calendar, and a power reserve indicator. The automatic movement is equipped with a silicon balance spring, a peripheral rotor, and supplies you with a power reserve of a generous 80-hours. You want more? How about the back of the movement engraved with a Royal Louis vessel of the French Royal Navy, showing all its details in full glory?
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic
Despite the fact that Piaget has already announced a new Altiplano that will take its crown, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic is still a formidable watch, even when it is not anymore the world’s slimmest self-winding watch. Its design is full of character, and bound to attract attention. Although superb on a strap, the bracelet adds another dimension to its design. The fact that this watch, and bracelet, are made of titanium also adds to its appeal, as it is nice and light to wear!
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time
At Haute Time we like to travel in style, and we love tourbillons, so no wonder that we fell head over heels for the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time by Jaeger-LeCoultre, new for 2017. The stunning dial, dominated by the flying tourbillon, alone is enough to sell us, especially since it is fitted with the Gyrolab balance. With a case diameter of 43.5 mm, and crafted from platinum, there is plenty of room to show off that gorgeous dial, of which Jaeger-LeCoultre makes the most!