With an in-depth understanding of clocks and watches, we want to use the form of “Top Ten Best Watches of the Year” at the end of the year to count the best works in each category in the past year. I hope these ten watches in line with our values will provide you with some valuable references.
1. The best diving watch of the year: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Aurora Green Deep Submersible Flyback Chronograph
Reason for the award: Blancpain is the originator of professional diving watches. This year, the Fifty Fathoms series Aurora Green Deep Submersible Flyback Chronograph 5200 is newly launched. The green gradient dial has a unique style. The combination of green disc + green circle is quite good, who else Would you say that green is exclusive to water ghosts?
2. Best Pilot’s Watch of the Year: IWC Pilot’s Series TOP GUN Naval Air Combat Force Chronograph “SFTI” Special Edition
Reason for the award: This watch inherits the classic design elements of the IWC Pilot series. The first-generation civilian version “SFTI” is made of IWC’s patented Ceratanium® porcelain titanium material, which is comfortable to wear. The pure black case, with the small red airplane pointer, is full of military style.
3. The best co-branded watch of the year: Hublot BIG BANG Yohji Yamamoto camouflage model
Reason for the award: Yohji Yamamoto’s design is known for his strong personal style and breakthrough creativity. This time he joined Hublot again to incorporate camouflage patterns and fabric elements on the wrist, highlighting what Yohji Yamamoto and Hublot have in common. “Rebellious Heart”.
4. The best smart watch of the year: Montblanc call smart watch SUMMIT 2+
Reasons for the award: While adhering to the Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship, independent calls can be realized through the built-in China Unicom eSIM card, which is the most distinctive feature among many smart watches of the same level. At the same time, it supports online payment and is equipped with a very rich combination of outdoor functions, which can be suitable for a variety of scenarios and applications.
5. The best chronograph of the year: IWC Portuguese series chronograph
Reason for the award: Over the past 20 years since its birth, “Portugal” has never changed its product style. At the moment when other product styles are changing, this has become one of the selling points of “Portugal”. This year is the new year for the Portuguese series, with more than 20 new products taking turns in the battle, all equipped with self-produced movements. In addition, the addition of the green disk and the red disk also helped “Portuguese” to show a new style.
6. The best complex watch of the year: Vacheron Constantin’s series of carved ultra-thin perpetual calendars
Reason for the award: For the first time, the Zong Si Hai series adopts a hollow dial style, which combines the complex and precise pierced ultra-thin perpetual calendar movement with modern shape design. The thickness of the 1120 QPSQ brand self-made movement is only 4.05 mm, and the case is made of 18K 5N pink gold. , Very beautiful. This watch also won this year’s GPHG Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards for the best calendar and astronomical watch award.
7. The best super-complex watch of the year: Patek Philippe 6301P Grand Ziming watch
Reason for the award: As one of the most important complication watches of Patek Philippe this year, it is the first time that Patek Philippe purely showcases the watch style of the grand self-ming function. With the small self-ming function and minute repeater function, it can be called a model of horological complications. Patek Philippe 6301P’s public price of nearly 8 million yuan also highlights its “watch king” status
8. Ladies’ Watch of the Year: Vacheron Constantin Ealing Goddess Series Watch
Reason for the award: Behind the white clouds carved by mother-of-pearl, the moon and night starry sky are surrounded by at least 36 round-cut diamonds. The moon phase display complements the dial and is made using traditional “brocade” craftsmanship, like a goddess under the moonlight. The original factory is equipped with three crocodile leather straps, pink, dark brown and dark blue, which can be matched with different scenes.
9. The best innovative watch of the year: Hublot BIG BANG UNICO BERLUTI cold brown watch
Reason for the award: The unique cold brown Patina ancient dyeing technique was used to successfully apply the pure Venetian Berluti Patina leather to the dial of the new watch, and successfully applied to the bezel for the first time, reflecting the Hublot watch team’s use of materials in the field Of profound knowledge.
10. The most popular watch of the year: Rolex’s new Oyster Perpetual series watch
Reason for award: It is in the same line as the first waterproof Oyster watch that came out in 1926. It features two sizes of 36/41mm and five color dials. After replacing the 32 series movement, the power reserve increased from 48 hours to 70 hours. However, it is worth noting that the new Oyster Perpetual Series watches are still in a state of price increase in the secondary market, and a watch is hard to find.