This year in watches brought fresh updates to timeless classics and some brand new game changers. From Bulgari's record breaking calendar piece to Gucci's first step into high watchmaking, here's this year's most exciting pieces.
Breaking a seventh world record, BVLGARI is once again changing the game with the world’s thinnest perpetual calendar watch. The Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar is a true testament to fine watch making, featuring a 5.80mm case and 2.75 calibre.
The Cartier Tank has been a classic timepiece with its now iconic rectangular shape since 1917. This year, the elegant staple get an upgrade with the Tank Must. It is the first solar-powered watch for Cartier and comes with lux non-animal leather straps in various colors including this fresh pastel green.
The 'it' fashion watch, Chanel’s J12, gets a colorful upgrade with a new matte black ceramic and steel case adorned with 46 baguette-cut rainbow sapphires. The stunning piece is part of a limited edition of just 55 pieces.
Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie, a Red Carpet Collection designed in partnership with the Cannes Film Festival, is nothing short of real life artwork. This year the collection includes the dazzling Esperanza watch. Glowing with beautiful pearshaped and round-cut emeralds and diamonds, this masterpiece took Chopard artisans more than 515 hours of work to complete.
Since its first introduction in 2011, Dior’s Grand Bal timepieces have been the go-to watch for the glamorous consumer. This year’s Grand Bal Plume features wild peacock and jay feathers meticulously hand cut on a stunning mother of pearl dial.
2021 is the year Gucci is taking its first step in the High Watchmaking world. Everyone’s favorite luxury brand is taking its innovative and eclectic style and translating it to ultra-cool timepieces shaking up the watch world. Part of their new collection include 5 new captivating designs in there G-Timeless series, including this Moonphase piece.
Created in 1991 as a companion to their 'Cape Cod' watch, Hermes created the sophisticated timepiece 'Nantucket' inspired by the anchor chain links of their chaine d'ancre bracelet. The new model includes a beautiful white mother-of-pearl dial with two diamond-set chatons.
Hublot’s newest iteration of their Big Bang Watch has been entirely reconstructed to feature full crystal clear sapphires. This innovative piece was reconstructed to remove almost all visible screws and the bridges and main plates were reworked to give them the illusion of being suspended in space.
Created in 1997, Longine’s aptly named DolceVita piece is the perfect homage to the breezy Italian way of life. This year, the classic staple features an Art Deco style Dial and offers new leather strap options in white, black, blue, and golden colorways.
Louis Vuitton’s signature flower, Vivienne has made a name for herself on timeless monogram bags, high jewelry, and now is making waves in the watchmaking world. Vivienne’s Monogram flower face sits in pink, white, and yellow gold with over 150 brilliant-cut snow-set diamonds. It’s movable face twists to reveal a gorgeous 21mm case and white mother-of-pearl dial embellished the iconic monogram flower pattern.
OMEGA is honoring its longstanding legacy of space exploration with new velcro straps that offer astronaut-friendly adjustments, but also make the perfect accessory for the average space lover. These 20mm straps come in black, white, and grey and is seen here paired with the brand’s Master Chronometer certified Moonwatch, but can easily be paired with any watch.
Rolex’s chic and timeless Oyster Perpetual DateJust 36 gets a fun update with a palm motif dial. Inspired by tropical forests, this DateJust is the perfect piece to inspire a vacation state of mind.