2020 is coming to an end with a real stellar bang in the world of watches.
The likes of Cartier, Hermes, Hublot, and Piaget are just some of the big name brands that you will spot on this list.
What’s great about 2020 for the luxury watches industry is the inclusion of many big name luxury fashion brands. Dior and Hermes are just some of the names that have been trending when it came to luxury timepieces. While it still is some ways away from haute horlogerie pieces, whose to say it cannot be done in the future?
With that said, scroll on down to check out the full list of new luxury watches from some of your favourite brands!
Cartier has long been known for creating gorgeous timepieces and jewellery — but its the former that has been gaining plenty of traction these days. After the introduction of its different variations in a limited series since 2015 (think the Crash, the Tank Cintrée, and the Tonneau), Cartier brings forth its latest timepiece from its watchmaking design studio: the Privé Tank Asymétrique. It features an asymmetrical design with its watch face off-set by 30° while it’s being powered by the Manufacture 1917 MC movement with manual winding. The Cartier Privé Tank Asymétrique is available in pink gold with a grey dial and strap; yellow gold with a champagne dial and brown strap; and platinum with a silver-coloured dial, ruby cabochon, and grey strap.
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A brand like Dior has been on the upward trajectory over the past few years, creating major headlines along the way. While its luxury watches aren’t as popular as one would imagine, the Dior Grand Bal Jardin Fleuri is aiming to change all that. Limited to only 88 pieces worldwide, the watch houses an automatic movement known as the the “Dior Inversé 11 1⁄2” calibre alongside an oscillating weight and dial. Its design was inspired from nature while its dial recreates a warm-coloured and mystical garden. You’ll also find diamonds, pink gold, pink sapphires, and rubies littered all around the Dior Grand Bal Jardin Fleuri.
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Hermes makes an appearance once more on this list, this time for its latest timepiece, the Arceau Grande Lune. Not only does it feature a deep blue dial with a sunburst motif, it also has a matching Abyss blue alligator strap. It also has a moon phase as well as a double day and month window appearing beneath the Hermes logo. The movement itself is both mechanical and self-winding, which was created specifically in Switzerland.
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For Hublot’s latest luxury timepiece, it was all about blending the art of jewellery-making together with watchmaking. The Hublot Big Bang Unico High Jewellery Rainbow is exactly just that, embodying the very essence of what a rainbow is. The watch features 290 gemstones in total — rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, blue topazes, tsavorites, as well as yellow and orange sapphires line up in a radiant chromatic composition to create a rainbow-like look whilst set atop a backdrop of 18ct pink gold.
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A brand like MB&F is all about haute horlogerie timepieces. The Legacy Machine FlyingT was its first-ever Machine dedicated to women. This year alone saw launch versions in 18k white gold as well as limited editions in red gold and platinum, featuring guilloche dials. Its latest addition to the collection is the LM FlyingT Lapis Lazuli, the first in of a series of gemstone editions. You’ll find a dial plate and subdial in the deep blue gemstone, in an 18k white gold case set with diamonds. There is also a 60-second flying tourbillon and the soaring vertical structure of the FlyingT movement.
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With Chinese New Year slowly creeping up on us, Piaget is staying one step ahead with its all-new, ultra-thin Altiplano timepiece with a grand-feu cloisonné dial featuring an ox to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Ox. The dial was created by artist Anita Porchet and it comes in a 38mm 18-karat white gold case. It’s also adorned with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.71 ct.) and is powered by the brand’s 430P hand-wound movement that measures up to only 2.1mm in thickness.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur.