Over the weekend (May 13-15, 2016) watch collectors, enthusiasts and horologists came together at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City for TimeCrafters 2016. Held for the fourth time, TimeCrafters is an annual luxury watch fair that targets consumers interested in craftsmanship, and showcases new timepieces from 18 leading Swiss brands.
According to Men’s Journal, who dedicated a piece to the subject, the major brands showed off master craftsmanship in some truly spectacular watches . Here is a sample:
CT60 Dual Time by Tiffany & Co.: Introduced for the first time this year, the new water resistant (up to 100 meters) CT60 Dual Time offers a second time zone indication made from stainless steel and rose gold variants. The watch also differentiates between day and night by using blue numerals from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the top half of the ring, and red numerals for the lower half. The style is inspired by a Tiffany gold watch gifted to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Price: starting at $6,300.
Quai de L’Ile by Vacheron Constantin: the new Quai de L’Ile watch is thinner than its predecessors, and features an all-new caliber 5100/1 movement with 60-hour power reserve.
XL Race Edition by Chopard: The newest XL Race is limited to 1,000 pieces in stainless steel, and is inspired by cars that ran in the iconic Mille Miglia race between 1927 and 1940. The XL stands for the 46mm case – the largest of Chopard’s Mille Miglia chronographs.
Price: starting at $9,800.
Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie by Audemars Piguet: Only two such pieces were created, and they’re a sight to behold. The Supersonnerie has an open-worked dial and blackened bridges, and among other features, has a minute repeater chime that can be easily heard.
RM055 Bubba Watson White Legend by Richard Mille: Richard Mille launched two new RM 055 Bubba Watson limited editions in the show. The new titanium timepieces are completely see-through. The “White Legend” is distinguished by its white inner bezel, hands, and crown protector, while the “Dark Legend” is black with a red crown protector, logo and strap. Fitted on a rubber strap with titanium buckle, each model is limited to 90 pieces.