Here's a lovely selection of watches to drool over this Autumn. There may not be any sunshine so stay in and read up on these marvellous mechanical marvels from some of the greatest watch manufacturers of our generation.
Osmior Retrograde Perpetual Calendar Watch
Manufacturer L. Leroy has an impressive horological history, spanning from Paris in 1785 to the modern-day. The Osmior (named after a gold alloy) is a timeless classic combining a calendar complication with an accurate moon phase display. It evens indicates the leap year. The contrast of the impeccably finished white face with the gold case and hands is charming.
MB&F Legacy Machine 101 2021 Purple Watch
An exceptional piece of exquisite design in 18k red or white gold, with platinum 950 and palladium 950. The first three-dimensional horological movement was developed in-house by MB&F and designed by the celebrated Kari Voutilainen. With a 45-hour power reserve and looks that will catch everybody's eye, particularly in purple.
£47,000 + VAT
Quinting Cyclone Invisible Watch
Swiss Manufacture Quinting developed the only invisible watch. The complete mechanism of this masterpiece is engineered inside the outer ring of the case, so you can see directly through it. The face is composed of layers of sapphire that rotate the hands so they appear to be floating. Available for both men and women, this gold watch is truly unique.
Armin Strom Tribute 1 Dress Watch
The Tribute 1 is a classically-proportioned impeccable dress watch with a 38mm case and a height of just 9mm. The crown of the manual wound calibre is located at 2 o’clock for comfort and a modern look. The innovative motor barrels are distinguished by an arbor that turns around the mainspring within the barrel itself. It is superbly hand finished and comes with a ten-year guarantee.
Glashütte PanoMaticLunar Watch
The face of the Glashütte PanoMaticLunar is sublime. It's bare yet detailed, perfectly designed and proportioned. A 40 mm Glashütte Original Automatic movement with Black Panorama Date on an ivory coloured background and blue/silver Moon phase display. 42 hours power reserve and skeletonised rotor. It is a style icon and will remain so forever.
Bremont Jaguar MKI
One for the classic car enthusiasts. The Bremont Jaguar MKI Watch harks back to the halcyon days of the MK 1 E-Type Jaguar. The back is even more attractive than the front with the Jaguar E-Type steering wheel rotor and growler emblem. The movement is a Bremont BWC/01010 333.4 Automatic with 25 jewels and a 50-hour power reserve. Water-resistant to 100 metres. If only you could wear it back to front.
Faberge Compliquée Black 18K Rose Gold Peacock Watch
The Ladies Faberge Compliquée Black 18K Rose Gold Peacock Watch is visually stunning with 38 jewels, 50-hour power reserve a matt black lacquer dial, hand-engraved peacock, black painted mother-of-pearl minute and hour indicators and a retrograde hand-winding movement, encased in a 38mm rose gold case, with alligator strap. Winner of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). Haute Joallerie and horological mastery are combined to create mesmerising beauty.
Mauron Musy Skeleton Armure MU05-101 Watch
This muscular steel masterpiece evokes a bygone era of engineering wizardry. Utterly Swiss made, even the tiniest screws are fabricated in Switzerland. Plus it will last forever as it has no rubber seals that corrode or need changing like almost all other mechanical watches. This everlasting watch is engineered with such precision that the layers seal together perfectly. Pass this down to your grandchildren decades later and it will work like new. Limited edition of 13 pieces.