In the event Classic Tour, which started in London on 4 October 2017, Breguet is highlighting its watches ideal for the modern gentleman, and in particular the Classique 7147.

We are all familiar with watches that tell the time, but some wrist-worn devices have very different functions. This selection presents five timepieces in which time is only a secondary consideration.

The new watch L’heure impatiente by Hermès continues the brand’s whimsical approach to displaying the passage of time. We talked to Laurent Dordet, CEO of La Montre Hermès, and Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, master watchmaker.

An exhibition in Hong Kong, held in September 2017, highlighted Breguet’s remarkable heritage in the area of women’s watches. Two of the founder’s most important clients were queens...

 

Tudor presented some very exciting watches at Baselworld 2017, with the Black Bay Heritage S&G adding precious metal to propel this already successful design onto a new level. Clair de Rose is a versatile women’s watch, with a totally new, classical appearance.

We speak to Carole Forestier-Kasapi, Director of Movement Creation at Cartier.

Most chronographs follow the same basic layout, and so it’s not easy to find something original in terms of appearance and movement. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Dual-Wing Duomètre Chronographe sets the score straight on both counts: it’s unique in concept, calibre and class.

The film Dunkirk, which features some superb footage of Supermarine Spitfires in flight, also includes two authentic pilot’s watches as worn during the Second World War. They were made by Omega, a brand that up until now hasn’t featured pilot’s watches in its collection. Perhaps we’ll see something aviation-inspired from Omega in the near future?

Possibly the most famous chronograph in the world, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona has been released in three new versions. Its performance and design gives it an edge over many other chronograph watches.

Watches that can time the countdown of a regatta are a rare breed. A few new models have been introduced for the 35th America’s Cup. Here are the top five.