7 Beautifully Complicated Watches From SIHH 2016


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Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Astromystérieux
A minimalist masterpiece by Cartier, this piece is like nothing else shown this year. Sophisticated, intriguing, and mysterious- you can see the “suspended” movement appear to float in the center of the dial. Though, technically different from a tourbillon, this watch has a movement comprised of 408 parts. Think of it like a stunning minimalist, contemporary home designed for the wrist. Price is $181,000.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked In Platinum
This tourbillon Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet improves performance by an impressive 30% by creating a “doublebalance” system that increases the stability of the watch’s regulation system by employing a second balance on the same axis. A technical masterpiece in its own right, the watch is totally skeletonized it will certainly be hard to take your eyes off it. Audemars Piguet has succeeded gloriously in a technical, aesthetic, and creative sense here. Price in steel is $315,900.

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A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon Watch
If you’re looking for a beautiful complicated watch, this piece features a flyback chronograph, perpetual calendar with big date, moon phase, and tourbillon with stop seconds. A. Lange & Söhne is one of the most esteemed watch makers in the world, and this watch looks undeniably beautiful even for them. Limited to 100 units in platinum, price is €295,000.

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MB&F HM6 SV ‘Sapphire Vision’ Watch
I saved the last spot for something truly unique and impressive, which MB&F always delivers on. It uses 11 layers of sapphire glued together to create the unusual shapes for the case, and you can see the Art Deco inspiration throughout. The 475 part movement has a flying tourbillon that can be covered by a titanium “shield dome.” It’s the brands priciest watch to date, with the red gold version priced at $368,000 and platinum version is $398,000.

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Ariel-AdamsAriel Adams is one of the world’s leading and most respected experts on timepieces and horology. He is the founder of aBlogtoWatch, the world’s most popular and definitive source for watch reviews and news. He is also the author of The World’s Most Expensive Watches.