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Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection

Featuring 400 timepieces from 40 prestigious watch brands

Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection
Featuring 400 timepieces from 40 prestigious watch brands, the sixth edition of DFS Masters of Time selects the world’s most exceptional watches for men and women and presents them under one roof from December 8 till February, 2015. We take an inside look at the highlights of the upcoming 2014 collection.
Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon: The Octo Finissimo Tourbillon features the world’s thinnest tourbillon movement of only 1.95mm. Bulgari has pushed the limits of engineering, reducing the tourbillon cage to fit the space of this ultra-thin movement. Special ball bearings were developed to accommodate this calibre, nine in all, which made it possible to considerably decrease the surface needed for the bridges. With a manual-winding movement, the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon is cased in precious platinum just 5mm thick.
Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection
Arnold & Son DTE: Arnold & Son celebrates its 250th anniversary with a Double Tourbillon Escapement watch—DTE—that reflects its famed past. The detailed watch features superlative haute horlogerie finishing, with a 18K 43.5mm red-gold case housing the all-new mechanical hand-wound Calibre A&S8513. The dual time displays at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock can be set independently with its own gear train and its own tourbillon escapement. The two tourbillon escapements are balanced at 3 o’clock and 9. Limited edition with 28 pieces only.
Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection
Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Skull: Part of Hublot's skull series, this skeleton tourbillon movement is far from conventional. The ceramic-coated aluminium gives this piece a truly striking appearance. This material, which is new to Hublot, is obtained through a treatment known as MAO (Micro-Arc Oxidation), which consists of a surface conversion through plasma discharge in an electrolyte bath. This forms a ceramic layer which is micro-blasted finish through manual sanding to ensure that each piece has a unique finish.
Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection
Chopard Imperiale Watch: This Imperiale timepiece in 18K white gold is a sparkling feast of color. A bezel of purple amethysts and glowing diamonds encircle a mother-of-pearl dial, on which amethyst indexes and stately white-gold hands and Roman numerals take center stage. A regal purple leather strap adds the finishing touch to this unique timepiece.
Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection
Jaeger Le Coultre Duomѐtre Unique Travel Time: The first watch to combine user-friendly access to the world's time zones, while also displaying the time in the current destination, right down to the nearest minute. This timepiece capitalises on the "dual wing" concept, thus avoiding any loss of precision. A globe at 6 o'clock shows the time zones of the planet with a subtle day/night indicator. Its sapphire crystal caseback reveals the detailed decoration on the movement.
Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection
Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Openwork: In 2012, the Bird Repeater featured two blue birds and their young. Now, the story continues as the automated movement gets "exposed", highlighting the coloured animations. This new depth and contrast in colour enhance the artisans’ work and accentuate every minute detail. The Bird Repeater Openwork is available as a limited edition of eight pieces, each one equipped with 508 components.
Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection
Christophe Claret Margot: The watch that can "predict"—or at least try to—one of nature’s paramount questions: “Does he love me?” A simple press of the pusher at 2 o’clock brings the watch to life. With each press, a petal—sometimes a pair of petals, it is impossible to foresee—subtly disappears under the dial in a smooth action. The answer appears at random in calligraphic letters (in French) on the dial at 4 o’clock: Un peu (a little), beaucoup (a lot), passionnément (passionately), à la folie (madly) or pas du tout (not at all).
Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection
Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Anniversary: The iconic Cat's Eye collection celebrates its 10th anniversary with an Anniversary Edition. Its proportioned oval case is framed in a sea of glittering diamonds. Available in two versions: The black version features a hand-polished onyx dial and 73 brilliant-cut diamonds. On the white version, the gold rays shine from a hand-polished mother-of-pearl background. Pink sapphires are selected to create a delicate gradient effect.
Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection
Vacheron Constantin The Métiers d’Art Florilège Collection: Perpetuating Vacheron Constantin's deep attachment to floral art, the timepiece us inspired by the British botanical illustrations depicted in Dr. Robert Thornton's masterpiece, The Temple of Flora (1799). Three major decorative crafts are showcased at its heart: Hand-guilloché work, Grand Feu cloisonné enameling, and a diamond-setting.
Masters of Time: Discover the exquisite watch collection
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Zodiac Extraordinary Dials:\n Each dial is crafted like a miniature picture and requires dozens of hours to complete. This year, Van Cleef & Arpels reinterprets the representations of the sky, one of the themes that is dear to the Maison, and unveils the Lady Arpels Zodiac Extraordinary Dials.