When talking about luxurious watches, elaborate complications come to mind. But their simplicty sometimes speaks more powerfully.
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Inspired by the dauntless steel construction workers of the New York skyscrapers from the 1920s, the Wempe Glashütte I/SA Iron Walker collection distinguishes itself by the design strength. The stainless-steel watch with sporty accents offers more than a conventional three-hand watch. The framed date display at 3 o’clock and the striking baton hands with Super-Luminova coating are details that radiate a certain air of refinement. The 40-millimeter stainless-steel case houses a self-winding movement, it is water-resistant to 10 bar, and features a blue dial with a very clear appearance. A watch that shows elegance and character.
Portugieser stainless steel and alligator strap watch is clearly organized with open dial, the characteristic minutes scale and the small seconds at "6 o’clock". IWC’s Reference 325 in the late 1930s established a classic design and now the timelessly modern design returns to the collection in a new automatic model with a compact 40mm case. Powered by the IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre, the robust, high-quality automatic movement has a Pellaton winding system with components made of virtually non-wearing ceramic, which builds up a power reserve of 60 hours.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection is inspired by classic watches of the 1950s. This elegant timepiece is so simple but so elegant that it stood the test of time for decades. It features automatic self-winding movement, polished bezel, sapphire crystal, and silvered dial to make it look fantastically simple. With its bar hour markers, its distinctive seconds hand, and date display at 6 o'clock, it can't be anything else than Vacheron. And it's made in Switzerland.
And, of course, there's Patek Philippe in its glorious simplicity. With its pure lines, the calatrava is recognized as the very essence of the round wristwatch and one of the finest symbols of the their style. Sapphire-crystal case back is protected by an invisibly-hinged dust cover and it's water-resistant to 30m, so you can be a little adventurous too. At work behind this design beauty is a 324 S C caliber with center seconds hand and date unmistakably made at Patek. ■