Three Top Brand Watches With Complicated Designs

At the Basel Watch & Jewellery Show 2012, the performance of several top fashion and jewelry brands on fine watchmaking really surprised the audience. They use ultra-complex movements, combined with the brand’s unique design style, to make its watch line shine this year. Chanel’s first floating tourbillon, Bulgari’s dual time, and Louis Vuitton’s minute repeater all show the brand’s mastery of complex movements, as well as the practicality of its functions through the design of square dials.
Chanel Premier Tourbillon
This is a crystallization of the collaboration between Chanel and Audemars Piguet, which once again demonstrates Chanel’s extraordinary ability in cross-border cooperation. This watch was created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the birth of the Premiere watch, and it was also Chanel’s first mechanical watch with a complex movement. At the same time, it was the first floating tourbillon movement launched after Chanel launched the J12 Tourbillon in 2005 in close cooperation with designers, engineers and watchmakers from Renaud & Papi (APRPSA), the advanced research and development department of Audemars Piguet.
Chanel Premier Tourbillon watch
This floating tourbillon with a 40-hour power reserve at 6 o’clock is carved into Chanel’s classic camellia, and 19 bright-cut round diamonds are set in the flower core. The octagonal dial of the ‘Première’ watch is inspired by the contours of the Place Vendôme in Paris and echoes the shape of the bottle cap of Chanel No.5 perfume.
Louis Vuitton Tambour Minute Repeater Minute Repeater
This is an ultra-complex watch with dual time, minute repeat and power reserve display. The minute repeat function has always been considered by experts as the most representative complication in advanced watchmaking. Louis Vuitton’s minute repeater watch is also superimposed with two places on the minute repeater function. For travellers, its practicality is self-evident.
The dial of the entire watch shows the second time zone time of the traveler. The ‘HOMETIME’ dial set in the center of the dial can also display the traveler’s home time. The 6 o’clock position is an eccentric second dial, and between 1 and 2 o’clock is a 100-hour power reserve display. The three-question function allows you to ‘listen’ to your home time by tapping on the reed when you are away
Louis Vuitton Tambour Minute Repeater Minute Repeater
The most special thing is that Louis Vuitton has incorporated its unique custom service into this watch. It is not only available in white, rose gold and golden yellow. The 4-point movement deck can also be changed to the first one according to customer requirements. Personalized decoration such as letters and ornaments is a unique service that many professional watchmaking brands do not have.
Bvlgari Papilon Voyageur
Bulgari made its watch production line more perfect through a series of acquisitions. After being acquired by LVMH last year, relying on the Group’s strengths, Bulgari is even more successful in the field of professional watchmaking. This year’s PapilionVoyageur dual time watch is the most unique representative of its complex watch.
Bvlgari Papilon Voyageur
All the precision of this watch relies on Bulgari’s exclusive self-made mechanical self-winding movement; the movement vibrates 28,800 times per hour and has a 45-hour power reserve; the entire time zone is displayed on a delicate layered dial The upper layer of white lacquer runs along the curved disc surface from 9 o’clock to three o’clock, highlighting the time jump window at 12 o’clock. The lower dial is treated with black gold satin; the dial shows GMT on the guilloche pattern circle At the moment, the patented Papilon device is even more unique due to the two minute windows that also use a guilloche pattern.