You hear it consistently: blue the latest trend dark. With its ageless characteristics, blue sticks out however loans itself perfectly to rich events. We have picked 5 dress watches of 2017, outside of the standard brands, to help you find a blue that addresses your style.
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture
Unveiled at SIHH 2017, the Classico Manufacture features the specialty of enameling with a clear blue enamel dial made by Ulysse Nardin’s sister company, Donzé Cadrans. This stylish, tempered steel 40mm three-hander is controlled by the programmed type UN320 with silicium hairspring and anchor escapement. Very rich, limited and sufficiently unique to stand apart of the crowd.
Quick facts: 40.00mm steel case – programmed in-house UN320 development with hours, minutes, little seconds and date. Crocodile lash with pin clasp – CHF 8,800. www.ulysse-nardin.com
Carl F. Bucherer Manero PowerReserve
The Manero PowerReserve has been spiced up this year with a 12 PM blue angle dial complemented by a coordinating tie. At the rear of the watch, the great in-house development (CFB A1011) shows expertise and excellence. It features a bi-directional fringe rotor and an imaginative stun engrossing framework for the oscillator.
Quick facts: 42.54mm steel case – programmed in-house P4 development with hours, minutes, little seconds, enormous date and force hold marker. Calfskin tie with folding clasp – CHF 9,400 – restricted version of 188 pieces. www.carl-f-bucherer.com
H. Moser & Cie Endeavor Center Seconds Automatic
Elegant in its straightforwardness, the H. Moser & Cie Endeavor Center Seconds features the brand’s mark “fume” dial with angle tones. This 40mm three-hander is controlled by another in-house programmed development flaunting a 3-day power save, manufactured to the brand’s uncompromising guidelines. A perfect all-rounder, functional and original.
Quick facts: 40mm 18k white gold case – programmed in-house development HMC200 with hours, minutes and seconds. Kudu or gator tie with pin clasp – CHF 19,900. www.h-moser.com
Czapek Quai des Bergues Guilloché
The exquisite Quai des Bergues was granted the public prize at the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève. It is presently accessible in a blue dialed variant with “ricochet” guilloche enlivened by a Czapek dial from 1850. The 42.50mm pink gold case houses the brand’s SXH1 hand-wound twin-barrel type, bragging a liberal force save 168 hours (7 days).
Quick facts: 42.50mm pink gold case – handwound exclusive SXH1 development with hours, minutes, little seconds and force save sign. Gator lash with pin clasp – CHF 25,900. www.czapek.com
Urban Jurgensen 1140 Platinum Limited Edition
Unveiled at Baselword 2017, this 30-piece restricted version of Urban Jurgensen’s reference 1140C transmits immortal magnificence. This platinum dress watch is stripped of all frills and superfluous details. Its heavenly dial is designed with guilloché motifs – grains d’orge and damier – and awe inspiring Breguet numerals. It is fueled by the hand-finished P4 hand-wound type, showing focus hours, minutes and an auxiliary second dial at 6. For the specialists only.
Quick facts: 40 mm platinum case – hand-wound restrictive P4 development with hours, minutes and little seconds. Crocodile tie with folding clasp – CHF 49,650. www.urbanjurgensen.com