Luxury watches 2015
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Richard Mile RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon ($507, 700) – 12 luxury brands debuted new watches and extensions of new lines at Watches and Wonders 2015. Are "erotic" watches the next big thing? A visit to Richard Mille's booth would indicate so. Richard Mille's RM69 features a series of provocative messages on the watch face, which rotate to show one message after the other. There are 169 messages in total, and can rotate by pushing a button located near the 10 o'clock hour. Messages include "let me kiss you tonight" and "I long to explore your lips." Those are the more kid-friendly combinations...
Richard Mile RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon ($507, 700) – Richard Mille notes that erotic themes in watchmaking are a part of the history of watches, as themes are often hidden inconspicuously through a watch's design. There will only be 30 of these Richard Mile's RM69 pieces available worldwide.
Jaeger LeCoultre - Geophysic Universal Time ($24, 300) – There are two models revealed as part of the Geophysic collection. The True Second, pictured previously, and the Universal Time, pictured above.
Jaeger LeCoultre - Geophysic True Second ($17, 200) – The entire collection itself is named after a chronometer created by Jaeger LeCoultre for scientists in 1958 - said to be the International Geophysical Year.
Jaeger LeCoultre - Geophysic Universal Time ($24, 300) – The Geophysic Universal Time features a world map on the face, and is colored with lacquered shades of blue while the continents are engraved into the watch face.
IWC Schaffhausen - Potrofino Hand-Wound Day & Date ($23, 500) – This addition to the IWC Schaffhausen Portofino series implements a day and date readability function in the watch face. Available in stainless steel or gold (pictured above), both versions feature leather straps created in collaboration with Italian shoemaker, Santoni.
IWC Schaffhausen - Portofino Automatic 37 ($10, 200) – Introducing two new diamond set models to its Portofino series, IWC Schaffhausen reveals two new colorways, including the blue model pictured above. Inspired by the Ligurian Sea, this watch features a blue alligator strap to match the blue dial, and is set with 66 diamonds.
Cartier High Jewellery Inca Watch – Combining the worlds of jewellery with watchmaking, one of Cartier's highlights from its High Jewellery offerings is the above Inca Watch. It is not set for retail release and therefore does not have a suggested retail price.
Cartier High Jewellery Inca Watch – The triangle accents of the watch are inspired by the Inca pyramids, and the piece itself is built using diamonds, onyx and white gold.
Baume & Mercier - Clifton 1830 Pocket Watch Five Minute Repeater ($50, 000) – A celebratory timepiece for Baume & Mercier's 185th anniversary, this 18k red gold pocket watch was inspired by legacy pieces from within Baume & Mercier's own archives.
Baume & Mercier - Clifton 1830 Pocket Watch Five Minute Repeater ($50, 000) – The Clifton 1830 Pocket Watch features a sapphire-crystal case back, and the five minute repeater chime can be activated by a trigger located near the 4 o'clock hour. This then activates a low note chime to mark the hour, and a high note chime for every five minute period passed.