Buying Guide – The Best Dress Watches of 2017 to Prepare the Holiday Season – Part 2

Buying Guide – The Best Dress Watches of 2017 to Prepare the Holiday Season – Part 2

With the holiday season approaching, it’s the ideal opportunity for us to make our lists of things to get… We already started with a determination of the dress watches presented in 2017 – part 1 , with an attention on watches under CHF/EUR 20,000. Presently we climb, with a determination of 6 of the best dress watches, for those with larger pockets.

Grand Seiko SBGW252

To celebrate the fact that Grand Seiko was becoming a brand in its own right (and not only one assortment), the Japanese manufacturer has released three restricted versions propelled from the absolute first Grand Seiko (in steel, yellow gold and platinum). A perfect, eminently detailed watch with great family – and that yellow gold form really is classy…

Quick facts: 38 mm yellow gold case – hand-wound development caliber 9S64 with hours, minutes and seconds. Alligator leather strap with pin clasp – EUR 21,700 – restricted release of 353 pieces. For more information, please visit www.grand-seiko.com

A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic Blue Dial

While being a classic from the brand for the time being several years (even after its facelift in 2015), the Lange Saxonia Automatic got another tone as of late (along with 3 different models of the brand), at this point being available in galvanized blue. The outcome, combined with a white gold case, is exuberant and cold at the same time. Inside the 38.5mm case is a brilliantly completed in-house automatic L086.1 caliber, with a large gold rotor. The Lange attitude, with a twist.

Quick Facts: 38.5mm white gold case – automatic L086.1 caliber with hours, minutes and small second – Blue alligator strap with pin clasp – EUR 23,200 – For more information, please visit www.alange-soehne.com

Chopard L.U.C XPS release 2017

Chopard has disclosed a tasteful overhaul of its elegant LUC XPS, controlled by their ultra-dainty LUC caliber 96 with miniature rotor. The watch is introduced in various materials which will suit each taste and pockets as well. The brilliant blue-dialed platinum variant comes with a form of the development bearing the Geneva seal. Extravagance, slenderness and haute-Horlogerie in a solitary, tactful watch.

Quick facts: 40 mm platinum case – automatic development caliber 96.01-L with hours, minutes and small seconds. Alligator strap with pin clasp – CHF 24,630 (CHF 7,900 in steel, CHF 15,160 in gold) – For more information, please visit www.chopard.com

Patek Philippe Calatrava 6006G

The reference 6006G was launched at Baselworld this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the caliber 240, the famous Patek miniature rotor development. Suggestive of the 1991 ref. 5000 and 2005 ref. 6000, the reference 6006G features a balance small seconds and an analog date display. It is introduced in a 39 mm white gold case with a contemporary two-tone dial plan with a rich dial finish. Flip the watch over and you get a view on the finely completed 191 part miniature rotor movement.

Quick facts: 39 mm white gold case – automatic (miniature rotor) development caliber 240 PS C with hours, minutes, small seconds and date. Alligator leather strap with collapsing clasp – CHF 27,000 – For more information, please visit www.patek.com

Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Mid-Size Model

While already available in a 40mm case (which was admittedly excessively large for many authorities), the Historiques American 1921 makes a comeback this year in a restrained, 36.5mm average size case. Still magnificently planned, still completely vintage-enlivened, still entirely completed and decorated, the outcome is a watch that is presently completely appropriate with an elegant attire. The in-house caliber 4400 bears the hallmark of Geneva.

Quick facts: 36.5mm pink gold case – hand-wound development, caliber 4400, with hours, minutes, small second, Poinçon de Genève – alligator strap with pin clasp – EUR 30,300 – For more information, please visit www.vacheron-constantin.com

Urban Jürgensen 1140 platinum Blue Guilloché Dial

The Urban Jürgensen reference 1140 has been released in a blue-dialed platinum restricted version. Like all watches from the brand, it is a consummate example of master craftsmanship. Underneath its dial patterned with grain d’orges and damier guilloche ticks the eminent P4 hand-wound caliber. The differentiation of a dress watch, the completing of an artisan, the beauty of autonomous watchmaking.

Quick facts: 40 mm platinum case – manual development caliber P4 with hours, minutes and small seconds. Alligator leather strap with collapsing clasp – CHF 49,650 – restricted release of 30 pieces – For more information, please visit www.urbanjurgensen.com