Swiss Bovet is a brand usually associated with masterfully crafted and highly complicated timepieces. This year, the Swiss company is continuing the tradition of their beautiful Récital models, with the Bovet Récital 20 Astérium, a stunning Swiss Designer Watches Online that comes with a flying tourbillon on a night sky chart, a perpetual calendar, and a celestial array of astronomical functions, all with a 10-day power reserve.
This year my favorite piece to play with was the stylish new Christophe Claret Allegro, the third musical creation from the brand (following the successes of the Soprano and Adagio before it.) Presented in a healthy-sized 45mm x 14.1mm case in your choice of 18k red gold with titanium elements or 18k white gold with titanium elements, the almost casual style of the Allegro belies its incredible complexity. In fact at first glance you could be forgiven for thinking it was a chronograph, thanks to the twin pushers on either side of the crown and the dual sub-dials.
Roger Dubuis 42 Skeleton Automatic men’s watch in black DLC titanium 42mm case, featuring skeletonised automatic self winding movement with micro-rotor and sapphire crystals front and back, on black leather strap with folding clasp.
Swiss Montblanc introduced a pair of new world-time watches in its TimeWalker collection, called Montblanc Timewalker World-Time Hemispheres, at SIHH 2013. Each of the watches has a dial with a world-map motif as seen from the poles — one for the northern hemisphere, one for the southern.