Non-circular timepieces to break away from the norm.
Part of Cartier’s Prive collection that focuses on updates to its heritage designs, the Tank Asymetrique cuts a striking form with its trapezoid case and off-centre hour markers. Having first appeared in 1936, it looks as unique as it did more than eight decades ago. This pink gold version is powered by 1917 MC, an in-house hand-wound movement, and measures 47.15mm by 26.2mm.
Pass it down
The Nantucket is nearly 30 years old this year. Its latest edition has a bracelet that is inspired by Hermes’ chaine d’ancre or anchor chain links. It’s a fitting design for a watch whose “rectangle within a rectangle” shape was itself inspired by the same motif in 1991. Housed in a 23mm by 17mm rose gold case set with 186 diamonds, this quartz timepiece features a white mother-of-pearl dial.
Best in class
The Wraith Crazy Numbers is a special edition of the Rolls-Royce Wraith that arose from the car marque’s collaboration with Franck Muller. In turn, elements of the car – such as its cobalt blue and silver interior – have inspired the Cintree Curvex Crazy Hours Black Badge. The self-winding, tonneau-shaped timepiece is housed in a blue PVD steel case measuring 55.4 by 39.6mm.
Inspired by freediving champion Guillaume Nery, the Luminor Marina 44mm Guillaume Nery Edition is a 70-piece limited edition with a 70-year warranty. Housed in a titanium case that is 3D-printed, using direct metal laser sintering technology, the black smoked dial evokes the effects of sunlight filtering through the depths of the sea. The watch is powered by Panerai’s P.9010 self-winding movement and is water-resistant to 300m.
On the double
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the world’s most famous swivelling watch, and the Reverso by Jaeger-LeCoultre remains as iconic as ever. The new Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano has two dials – burgundy on the front and silver on the back – that show the time in different time zones. This manually wound timepiece comes in a pink gold, rectangular case measuring 47mm by 28.3mm.
It’s been five years since Piaget launched its updated Polo S collection. Now, it adds to the range by masterfully subtracting from its movement with the Polo Skeleton. Thanks to the ultra-thin 1200S1 skeleton movement, finished here in a striking blue PVD, the Piaget Polo Skeleton's 6.5mm-thick steel case is 30 per cent slimmer than those of the regular Polo S.
Driven by an in-house skeletonised automatic movement, the latest addition to Richard Mille’s RM37 women’s watch family marks the first the brand is combining white ceramic, mother-of-pearl and white gold. Measuring 52.6 by 34.4mm, the RM37’s white tonneau case is made of highly scratch-resistant ATZ (alumina toughened zirconia) ceramic (for the bezel and caseback) and white gold (for the caseband).