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Watches Jewellery Editor's Picks: 4 Watches That Are Too Hot To Handle

Editor's Picks: 4 Watches That Are Too Hot To Handle

Editor's Picks: 4 Watches That Are Too Hot To Handle
Calatrava Ref 6007A-001 by Patek Philippe (Photo: Jean-Daniel Meyer)
By Annie Darling
By Annie Darling
September 07, 2020
From Franck Muller's Skeleton Swiss Limited Edition to MB&F's "Destination Moon" rocket clock, here're the best luxury timepieces to collect right now

1/4 Franck Muller

Vanguard Skeleton Swiss Limited Edition by Franck Muller (Photo: Courtesy of Franck Muller)
Vanguard Skeleton Swiss Limited Edition by Franck Muller (Photo: Courtesy of Franck Muller)

Franck Muller’s latest wristwatch celebrates Switzerland, the watchmaker’s home country. Limited to just 50 pieces, this ticker’s openworked movement comes in bright red and is housed in a hand-polished titanium case complete with white enamel coating. Wear with a white alligator strap.

See also: Bare Bones: 18 Luxury Skeleton Watches You Should Have In Your Collection

2/4 Backes & Strauss

Regent Arqaam by Backes & Strauss (Photo: Courtesy of Backes & Strauss)
Regent Arqaam by Backes & Strauss (Photo: Courtesy of Backes & Strauss)
Photo: Courtesy of Backes & Strauss
Photo: Courtesy of Backes & Strauss

Backes & Strauss has collaborated with London-based bespoke watch specialist Splendore Unique to reimagine the iconic oval-shaped Regent Backes & Strauss timepieces. Arabic-Hindi numerals have been applied using a décalque technique, which requires artisans to hand-paint them by tracing. Choose from five colours: British Racing Green, Backes Blue, Red, Burgundy or Black. Well, if you can get your hands on one. Each colour is limited to just ten pieces.

3/4 Patek Philippe

Calatrava Ref 6007A-001 by Patek Philippe (Photo: Jean-Daniel Meyer)
Calatrava Ref 6007A-001 by Patek Philippe (Photo: Jean-Daniel Meyer)

Congratulations to Patek Philippe, which announced the opening of its new ten-storey manufacturing facility this summer. To celebrate, Patek has launched a limited-edition stainless-steel Calatrava, referencing the symbol of the 12th-century Calatrava Knights of Spain and Portugal, which retails for US$28,351. The commemorative 40 mm timepiece is made from stainless steel (not unlike the new manufacture) and comes with a beautiful blue dial that features a carbon-style texture. Only 1,000 pieces will be made, so get yours—quick!

4/4 MB&F

Destination Moon by MB&F (Photo: Courtesy of MB&F)
Destination Moon by MB&F (Photo: Courtesy of MB&F)

When MB&F’s Maximilian Büsser and L’Epée 1839’s Arnaud Nicolas announced they were joining forces, nobody could have anticipated the resulting timepiece: Destination Moon. This rocket-shaped artwork doubles as a clock, and comes with a fun spaceman made from silver, which magnetically attaches to the spaceship’s boarding ladder. Available in five limited editions of 50 pieces each: choose from black-, green-, red-, blue- or silver-coloured engines. To infinity, and beyond!

See also: September 2020: What's New In Watches


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