Thanks to its flourishing design district and events such as Watches and Wonders, held in conjunction with the 2018 Miami Yacht Show, Miami is fast becoming the go-to East Coast destination for exciting art, design and fine watches. Taking place from June 12-17 in Basel and from December 5-9 in Miami, alongside the more establish Art Basel fairs, Design Miami will showcase a roster of fine watches along with the best in new and cutting-edge design. Here's our round-up of the best luxury watches to look out for.
Panerai’s limited edition Lo Scienziato watch uses layers of powdered titanium in 3D printing making it 30 percent lighter. It also houses an exquisite skeletonised tourbillon movement in the brand's classic square Luminor case.
Case: Titanium, 47mm
Strap: Calf leather
Movement: Calibre P.2005/T
Waterproof: 100 metres
Price: $143,000, panerai.com
Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Mystérieuse Flying Tourbillon
Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Moon Mystérieuse Flying Tourbillon watch makes time appear to float mid-air thanks to a skeleton movement sandwiched between two pieces of crystal sapphire. Available in platinum with an alligator strap.
Case: Platinum, 45mm
Movement: Calibre LV 110 manual wound
Price: POA, louisvuitton.com
Hublot Big Bang One Click Blue Sapphire
The Big Bang One Click Blue Sapphire watch by Hublot uses a special laboratory process to create large transparent sapphires for the case, available in a variety of limited edition colours and surrounded by a diamond bezel.
Case: Blue Sapphire crystal, 39mm
Movement: Calibre HUB1710 self-winding
Waterproof: 50 metres
Limited edition: 200
Price: $53,000, hublot.com
Cartier Santos de Cartier Skeleton
Cartier’s Santos de Cartier Skeleton Watch in steel has self-fitting interchangeable straps in steel and leather and an elegant skeletonised movement finished with blue sword-shaped hands.
Case: Steel, 39.8mm
Strap: Steel and leather
Movement: Calibre 9611 MC manual wound
Waterproof: 100 metres
Price: $26,800, cartier.com
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic 910P
Piaget’s Altiplano Ultimate Automatic 910P is the world’s thinnest mechanical automatic watch measuring just 3.65mm thick. It's also supremely stylish thanks to in 18kt pink gold case and alligator strap.
Case: 18kt pink gold, 38mm
Movement: Calibre Piaget 900P hand-wound
Waterproof: 20 metres
Price: $27,000, piaget.com