EDITOR’S PICKS : The color of time

In its all-powerful diversity, more and more creative watchmaking ambassadors are involved in converting wrists to the virtues of a well-equipped timepiece. The richness of the technical content often goes far beyond the exterior of these variously priced luxury models, but this selection is distinguished by the intensity of its chromatic approach.


Butterfly Delicacy 2

Offering a distillation of creativity with its handmade dial composed of natural gold leaf pigments and butterfly wings framed by a “chocogold” case, the Butterly Delicacy 2 also features a COSC-certified ArtyA self-winding movement. CHF 9’900.–



Gerald Genta 50th Anniversary

Bvlgari has chosen platinum to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Gérald Genta brand (acquired in 2000) with its famous sturdy round Arena case and jumping hour display. CHF 55’000.–



Claude Meylan’s skeleton dials celebrate the Mexican “Calavera” culture with this Skull limited edition in five different colors. CHF 3’500.–


Freak X Titanium Blue

No dial nor hands, but instead a flying karussel to indicate the time on the Freak X Titanium Blue, the range-entry model in the eXperte Freak collection. CHF 21’000.–






IO Double Orbitale CHF 26’300.–



UR-105 CT Maverick CHF 72’000.–



Big Bang Collège du Léman CHF 17’400.–



1858 Geosphère CHF 6’380.–

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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