A look back at some of the best time-pieces that will stand the test of time.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m
Te classy, instantly recognisable dial of the Aqua Terra collection pays tribute to Omega’s rich maritime heritage. This beautiful blue, sailing- inspired watch features a sun-brushed and lacquered blue dial decorated with the Teak Concept pattern and a date window at 3 o’clock. This certified chronometer is powered by the OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8500 and is visible through the transparent case-back. £3,920 from Laing’s
Rolex GMT Master II in “Oystersteel”
Launched earlier this year, GMT Master II in ‘Oystersteel’ (previously known as 904L steel) is a hero piece from Rolex and comes with a Cerachrom “Pepsi” two colour bezel and, for the first time in the Professional range of Rolexes, on a Jubilee bracelet. e 3285 movement is new to the Master II, fitted now with a GMT function and a power reserve of 70 hours (up from 48 on the previous model). The ‘Oystersteel’ references the added lustre of the “re-profiled” case. Watches of Switzerland or Crouch the Goldsmiths
IWC Porto no Tribeca Film Festival
This beautiful limited edition watch celebrates the world-renowned Tribeca Film Festival. The 45mm case is crafted in stainless steel and features a crisp, slate-coloured dial that embodies the New York City streets, whilst the small seconds subdial is Bordeaux-coloured, symbolising the glamorous red carpet event. The manual wind movement is masterfully crafted in Switzerland and boasts an incredible 8 days of power reserve. Presented on a black leather strap, this luxurious watch would be a wonderful addition to any collection.
£8,450 from Laings
Cartier de Drive
With the new, highly anticipated Drive collection, Cartier redefine elegance in the form of a sleek, cushion-shaped case. This model features a 40mm 18ct pink gold case and silvered flinqué dial on a brown semi-matt alligator strap. Technical excellence is provided by the Cartier manufacture 1904MC automatic movement, visible through the sapphire crystal case-back. £16,600 from Laings
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 47 mm Carbotech
The Luminor 1950 case was developed by Panerai in the late 1940s to be worn by commandos of the Italian Navy. In 2015, Panerai introduced Carbotech, a material designed to enhance both the aesthetics and performance of the case. It is both lighter and stronger than ceramic or titanium, as well as being hypoallergenic. No two cases are the same due to each layer being compressed in a non-uniform pattern, so in addition to performance benefits, each piece is visually unique to its respective owner. POA from Watches of Switzerland
Navitimer 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Limited Edition
This Limited Edition of the Navitimer 8 B01 Chronograph 43 offers an exclusive dial, with black contrasting sub-registers. Its bezel with engraved numerals is a nod to the vintage 765 AVI, and gives the option to track a second time zone. e transparent sapphire case-back allows you to view the in-house Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 that powers this chronograph. COSC-certi ed, this movement boasts an impressive power reserve of more than 70 hours. £6,150 from Crouch the Goldsmiths