The famous watchmakers are customers VIP Luxury capitalized, with the watchmaking one of his most passionate acquisitions. The fact that shows a large number of pieces that are auctioned in the most prestigious houses around the world and that reach figures as exorbitant as the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona that has recently been purchased for $19,228,095.
To please these demanding and compulsive buyers (who also raise the annual number of the brand) there are in the market a large number of watches in limited editions for all tastes. Although mainly Patek Philippe and Rolex are the firms with the highest numbers in the auctions, there are other brands of equal renowned that launch exclusive pieces in number and craft, mechanical or emotional value.
List of famous watchmakers
- A Lange & Söhne
- Richard Mille
- Ulysse Nardin
- Vacheron Constantin
A Lange & Sohne
The Saxon firm launches the 1815 clock, a special model commemorating the tenth anniversary of the first Lange Boutique opened in Dresden ten years ago. A limited edition of ten watches each in pink and white gold commemorate the occasion with a special detail on the hinged lid that represents an engraving of the Frauenkirche church in Dresden.
The special 1815 hand-wound model features a 38.5-millimeter case and a very balanced and refined dial, in which the small seconds and bluish hands remind the design of the old pocket watches. This association is also reinforced by numerous handcrafted details, such as the three-quarter platinum decorative rib made of untreated German silver, the gold settings set by thermally blued screws, the steering wheel and the bridge engraved by hand.
The Italian firm launches a new exclusive boutique edition for lovers of pieces with historical resonances. Radiomir 1940 Days Oro Rosso 42 mm is directly inspired by the sphere of the first prototype that was made for the Italian Navy in 1936 with the famous – and coveted by collectors – California sphere. This sphere, formed by Roman and Arabic numerals and alternate indexes, was baptized with this name due to the popularity of its design in the USA. During the 80’s.
With a vintage air, the watch also has the same blue needles as those used in the pieces of the late 30s and early 40s, to which is added the beige tone of the Superluminova applied to indexes and needles, to match the stitching on the strap. The box, with a rounded quadrangular shape, has been made in red gold with a diameter of 42 mm.
The watchmaker launches the RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost, a watch designed especially for cyclists and not inspired by Formula 1, since at present the pilot, who has 51 victories in races and four world championships, rides a bicycle.
The clock dedicated to Alain Prost joins the pieces made for other famous sportsmen like Rafa Nadal, Wayde Van Niekerk or Sebastien Loeb and who always present useful elements for the practice of their sports. Thus, light and impact-resistant, the RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost has a kilometer counter that helps control the route during the season.
Its box is especially attractive for its marked asymmetric shape, designed so that it is as comfortable as possible on the wrist.
The firm belonging to the Kering group celebrates the Chinese New Year with the Classico Dogwatch. Its sphere demonstrates a great skill in the technique of enameling – a very rare process – that only a few artisans master to perfection. To the enamel Grand Feu, whose name refers to the high temperatures necessary to the fusion of the enamel, the Champlevé has been added, which consists of engraving the cells with a graver on a metal plate and filling with the vitreous enamel of various colors.
Taking advantage of the upcoming Chinese year that begins in February 2018, Ulysse Nardin presents the Classico Dog in a limited series of 88 pieces in pink gold with automatic movement UN-815 with COSC certificate. The 40 mm case is hermetically sealed up to 50 meters and is complemented by an alligator leather strap.
Equipped with a manufacturing caliber and a classic elegance, Traditional Complete Calendar Excellence Platine Collection is a piece made in platinum in a limited series of 100 units, each with its corresponding serial number.
The aesthetic singularity of the Excellence Platine Collection to which this model belongs is based on the 950 platinum with which the box is made, the frosted sphere distinguished with the almost imperceptible inscription “Pt950” between the 4 and 5 o’clock marker, the folding clasp and even the thread of the strap, in dark blue alligator leather.
Waterproof up to 30 meters, the 41 mm case houses the 308 components of the Caliber 2460 QCL, a mechanical automatic loading movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin.