Hublot Classic Fusion Bucherer Blue Editions
The Classic Fusion line takes its cues from Hublot’s first watches created in the 1980s, with a modern, industrial look epitomised by exposed screws and the use of unusual materials. Available exclusively from Bucherer, the Blue Edition takes the aesthetic a step further, combining an eye-catching coloured dial with bronze case.
Hublot Classic Fusion Blue Edition, £15,000; bucherer.com
Cartier Santos de Cartier
The Santos can trace its origins back to the early 20th century, when Louis Cartier created a device for his aviator friend Alberto Santos-Dumont that would allow him to tell the time hands-free while flying. Since then the collection has undergone a contemporary update including the addition of an ingenious system to easily change straps.
Cartier Santos de Cartier, £5,900; bucherer.com
If you’re in search of a dazzling statement piece, the Piaget Possession delivers on both style and sparkle, with 42 brilliant-cut diamonds set into the bezel, which can be rotated to beautifully scatter light across the watch. Meanwhile, it’s supplied with two strap options – in dark blue and brilliant red – that can be effortlessly swapped using the interchangeable strap system.
Piaget Possession, £12,300; bucherer.com
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950
Panerai’s expertise in creating timepieces for the military dates back to before the Second World War, and the brand has led the way in robust and technical timekeeping ever since. The Luminor Submersible continues this tradition, with the design of its bezel referencing that of a watch created for the Egyptian Navy in 1956.
Panerai Luminor Submersible, £7,800; bucherer.com
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph
Last year saw Jaeger-LeCoultre take inspiration from its much-loved 1968 Memovox Polaris to create a new line of equally covetable sophisticated sports watches. Rebooted for the modern day, the collection spans five models, including this stylish and versatile chronograph.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph, £8,700; bucherer.com
Breguet Queen of Naples
In 1812, Abraham-Louis Breguet presented Caroline Murat – Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister and the Queen of Naples – with an exquisite piece thought to be the very first wristwatch. While the watch itself has been lost to time, Breguet has recreated the original, characterised by its elegant oval shape, through historical descriptions
Breguet Reine de Naples, £44,800; bucherer.com
Launched in 2012, the Rendez-Vous collection added a new dimension to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s offering for women. This model, with a captivating deep-blue dial, diamond-set bezel and automatic movement complete with a moon-phase indication, encapsulates the watchmaker’s attention to detail from inside out.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous, £11,700; bucherer.com
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42
Harking back to the elegance of the 1940s – the decade in which the Premier first came to market – the latest iteration of this classic Breitling watch has all the hallmarks of the original, updated for modern tastes. Offered in a larger 42mm-diameter case size, this chronograph makes an additional impact with its monochromatic panda dial.
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42, £6,600; bucherer.com
Gucci G Timeless
During his reign as creative director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele has made an indelible impact on the fashion house. Particularly memorable is his whimsical use of flora and fauna, with one of the brand’s most memorable motifs – the bee – spreading its wings to Gucci’s timepiece collections too.
Gucci G Timeless, £710; bucherer.com
All watches are available at Bucherer; bucherer.com
Tag Heuer Formula 1
With a long association with racing – counting the likes of Ayrton Senna and Jenson Button among its ambassadors – Tag Heuer should be the first stop for high-octane timepieces. Equipped with an ultra-precise quartz movement and handy features, including a chronograph and tachymeter, the Formula 1 doesn’t disappoint.
Tag Heuer Formula 1, £1,250; bucherer.com