There’s something undeniably classic and subtly powerful about a intricately crafted steel watch.
As we’ve searched through our collection here at Timepiece Perfection, we’ve found three perfect steel-cased watches to review today: AP Royal Oaks, Patek Philippe Chronograph, and Cartier Ballon Bleu.
Audmars Piguet Royal Oak
The watchmakers of Audemars Piguet are known for creating luxury timepieces that implement artistic mastery with technical virtuosity. The exquisite and famous variety in the AP Royal Oaks Collection is why their watches are often featured in our articles. This time, we’ve decided to take a closer look what makes this AP chronograph so impressive.
This AP Chronograph is notably elegant and distinctly masculine. Crafted in stainless steel and utilizing state-of-the-art components, everything from timekeeping to chronograph features perform flawlessly. And the detail in the Grande Tapestry face and recognizable hexagonal bezel give this timepiece the luxurious Royal Oaks touch.
more tech specs:
- Case width: 41 mm
- Chronograph function:
- Column-Wheel chronograph movement.
- Large central seconds counter hand.
- 30 minute sub-dial counter located at the 3 o’clock position.
- 12 hour sub-dial counter located at the 9 o’clock position.
- AP Caliber 2385
- Jewels: 37 Jewels
- Power reserve: 40 hours.
- Water resistance: 50 m
Patek Philippe Complication
As pioneers in innovative complications such as the perpetual calendar, chronograph, and minute repeater, Patek Philippe has always been a leader in the world of watch making. And without a doubt, this watch from their Men’s Complication Collection is nothing short of prestigious.
This Annual Calendar Chronograph is the perfect blend of sport and luxury. Made of steel, it’s versatile for both formal and casual wear. It’s play on contrasted colors such as its signature red numeral and hand give this watch a pleasing and eye catching aesthetic. And as a true Patek Philippe, it goes beyond style: its movements are an example of technical panache. With pristine precision, it keeps accurate and reliable time and dates on all apertures.
more tech specs:
- Movement: Mechanical self-winding
- Caliber: CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H
- Annual Calendar
- 60-minute and 12-hour mono counter
- Apertures: Day, date and month
- Bracelet: Steel with fold-over clasp
- Case back: Sapphire-crystal case back
- Water resistant: 30 m
- Case diameter: 40.5 mm
Cartier Ballon Bleu
Unique design elements, high-end materials, and versatile style — that’s what makes a Cartier a Cartier. By incorporating classic looks with a modern twist, this watchmaker has creating a simply stunning unisex watch: the Ballon Bleu.
True to the Cartier standard of luxe and ingenuity, this Ballon Bleu is stunning on the wrists of men and women alike. The elegant Roman Numerals lay a path that draw the eye to its gorgeous guilloché dial. The sleek white face is decorated with their signature blue sword hands to keep perfectly accurate time. The convex curves of this case sets this instrument apart as a modern and chic Cartier.
more tech specs:
- Case Width: 36.2 mm
- Movement: mechanical with automatic winding
- Crown: fluted set with a synthetic spinel cabochon
- Dial: silvered guilloché opaline
- Cartier caliber 076.
- Case back: sapphire crystal,
- Bracelet: steel.
- Water-resistant: 30 meters
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