Top watches from the Salon des Grandes Complications
Brands such as Roger Dubuis and Vacheron Constantin
Annual watchmaking exhibition Salon des Grandes Complications has launched today November 7 until November 10 in DIFC featuring around 24 international brands including A. Lange & Söhne, Louis Moinet, Roger Dubuis and Vacheron Constantin. Naturally, we chose the top of the lot in the list below: The Academia Skeleton by DeWitt has a manually-wound skeleton movement with a seconds hand which jumps and changes direction to mark 30 seconds. This “Tree of Life” number by Kerbedanz represents immortality through branches which reach towards the sky and roots which connect with Mother Earth. Louis Moinet’s Memoris 200th Anniversary is the brand’s first educational chronograph which pays tribute to Louis Moinet’s Compteur de Tierces piece first invented in 1816. A sporty piece is Montegrappa’s Limited Edition Jean Alesi Chronograph inspired by racing car legend Jean Alesi. It is limited to 300 pieces. Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène is a ladies' piece dedicated to the depiction of the moon phases. A unique piece is this casual chic LAB model by Perrelet. The watch features the brand’s signature “dial in motion.” Rebellion’s 540 Magnum Tourbillon houses a sapphire crystal case which creates an extreme transparent look. Roger Dubuis’ highly technical Excalibur Automatic Skeleton has a newly developed in-house caliber featuring a skeletonized micro-rotor. This Ref 1741 piece by Urban Jürgensen is from its Jürgensen 1745 Collection. It is a hand-crafted platinum piece with a perpetual calendar, leap year indicator, moon phase and central seconds equipped with a Grenage dial. One of favourite pieces on the list is the Traditionelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar by Vacheron Constantin. It is equipped with the new Manufacture Vacheron Constantin Calibre 1142 and appears here in a 950 platinum version. This Deep Space Tourbillon by Vianney Halter features a sapphire dome mounted on a round shaped titanium case and housing a big triple axis tourbillon in the center of the watch. Voutilainen’s Scintillante combines traditional watchmaking with modern innovation in this luxury piece featuring 423 gemstones in autumnal hues.