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The Hottest Luxury Watch Brands of 2016

Interested in who will have the hottest watches on the market this year? Timepiece Perfection has laid out a few of the top brand you’ll have to keep your eye on in 2016:

 

Audemars Piguet

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For the last 150 years, AP has created some of the most high-end watches money can buy. With a history of creating innovative minute repeater watches, their brand is founded on some of the most accurate and luxurious horological instruments.

If you’re looking for a gorgeous, forged carbon watch by AP, keep your eye out for the new Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher. It’s said to be their most ground-breaking mechanical movement yet.

 

Blancpain

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Since it first began creating timepieces in the 18th century, Blancpain had held up their true tradition of innovation and creativity. Famous for their Fifty Fathoms dive watch, this year they have reinforced their commitment to combine economic development with marine conservation by supporting World Ocean summit.

This year, they will be releasing more watches to fit their theme, by donating a portion of their proceeds to the cause.

 

A. Lange and Sohne
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As the leading Saxon watch manufacturer for over 170 years, you can expect nothing less than impressive from this brand. A. Lange and Sohne has opened a new factory, and they’re making exquisitely crafted watches to commemorate their achievements, such as the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater, and the more affordable yet equally stunning Lange 1.

 

Bell and Ross
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Although they’re known for their square case watches, their latest watches are anything but “square”. This year, we’re eyeing the limited edition 10th anniversary Skeleton Tourbillon Mono-Pusher Chronograph. It gives the impression of being prised from a military aircraft, giving it a touch of class and strength like no other timepiece.

 

Rolex

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Now this is a brand that you should always keep in mind when searching for the most luxurious watches on the market. This year, they’re celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Day-Date, resulting in an extreme makeover for it’s flagship model. They’re also branching out by offering a Yachtmaster with a rubber strap in a delectable pink-rose gold case.

 

Omega
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With the release of the latest bond film Spectre, Daniel Craig has given Omega plenty of exposure by wearing their Seamaster model designed specifically for the film. The Seamaster 300 Spectre has the Bond family coat of arms and gun barrel found in the self-winding weight. But their impressive watches go being 007: keep your eye out for more supremely accurate watches to be released this year.


Want to know more about 2016 watch trends? Check out our post on predictions for the watch industry for 2016.

Bell And Ross Watch Collections Vintage, Aviation, Marine

bell and ross vintage ww2Vintage WW2:  This series pays tribute to the bomber navigators of the 1930s and 1940s, while emphasizing the minutes display and ergonomics and legibility of a navigator’s watch.  It is water resistant up to 50 meters.  Other features include: a sand-blasted, aged brown dial, military tourbillon, anti reflective glass, distressed calfskin strap, and a steel pin buckle with a grey PVD finish.

Guaranteeing its accuracy by compensating for the force of gravity in its vertical position, this series features a manual winding mechanical movement, with a 46 mm diameter case in satin brushed titanium with a protective lid.  The power indicator displays the remaining running time.  Other features include: a sapphire case back, domed sapphire crystal glass, and a brown alligator strap.

bell and ross vintage ww1Vintage WW1:  This series pays tribute to the wristwatches worn by pilots in the 1920s and features a distinctive large fob watch diameter with wire lugs welded to the sides and a leather strap.  It is water resistant up to 50 meters.  Other features include:  domed galvanic black and sunburst dial and a glass bead blasted steel case.

Aviation BR:  Featuring an aeronautical instrumentation inspiration this series has become an iconic watch much to the delight of many watch collectors.  It has a mechanical automatic movement and comes in eight different models.

  • Quartz:  This series features an aeronautical origin and a quartz movement.  It is water resistant up to 50 meters.  Other features include: a satin brushed steel case, a black dial, with the numerals, index, and hands covered in photo luminescent coating, a white ceramic and scratch proof case, a polished ceramic bracelet, polished pink gold bezel and screws, or a black bezel set with diamonds.
  • Mechanique:  Featuring the aeronautical origin of the Aviation series, this model has a self winding mechanical movement.  Other features may include: a polished stainless steel case and sunburst silver dial, anti reflective sapphire glass, a brown alligator strap. pearl dial, blue steel hands, 18k pink gold pin buckle, ivory dial, or 18k white gold pin buckle.
  • MM:  Like the Aviation BR 01 46 mm, this model is another iconic watch for collectors.  It has Swiss watch movement and is designed for professionals.  Other features include: a matte black ceramic case, black dial with Applique metal index and numerals, sapphire glass with an anti glare coating, white ceramic bezel diamonds and mother of pearl, and a red radar display just like a light beam sweeping a circular radar screen.

bell and ross marine automaticMarine Automatic:  Water resistant up to 1000 meters and completely legible in the darkness of the deep, this series is considered a diving instrument perfect for professional use.  Featuring a decompression valve and rotating unidirectional bezel, it has a mechanical automatic movement.  Other features may include: anti reflective sapphire glass, orange or blue photo-luminescent coating, a black rubber strap, or pink gold and carbon filter decoration.

Marine Chronograph:  This professional diving series of watches features a chronograph, which simultaneously measures diving or decompression times.  It is water resistant up to 500 meters.  Other features include: a black dial, unidirectional internal notched bezel graduated to 60 minutes with photo luminescent point, anti reflective sapphire, and a self winding mechanical movement.