It’s the paradox of choice. How do you decide on one when there are so many options available to you? Watchfinder & Co., the premier resource from which to buy, sell and part-exchange pre-owned luxury watches, has compiled five watches that will make that choice a little easier and would look great on your wrist this fall. This top five features watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe, and more.
Breguet Classique Hora Mundi 5717BR/AS/9ZU
If you weren’t already sold on its looks, the Breguet Hora Mundi has a pretty unique world time complication. Where a regular world-timer allows you to change the time to match one time zone, the Hora Mundi lets you keep an eye on two. Using its mechanical memory, the watch remembers your reference city, while allowing you to change the time to wherever you are in the world—all while keeping tabs on how the new time zone affects the date and day/night indicator.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 89000/000R-9655
Time only isn’t normally something to boast about, but in this case, it is. Here’s a tourbillon with a 14-day power reserve—thanks to 4 barrels feeding the movement—all hand finished to the quality Vacheron is famous for. The time only part starts to seem pretty interesting, doesn’t it? Retailing for just shy of £250,000 the—inhale—Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Tourbillon is anything but cheap. But what’s the saying? Go big or go home?
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5088/100P-001
A 38mm platinum case, an ultra-thin movement; nothing we haven’t seen before. So why have we chosen it? We chose this Patek Philippe Calatrava for its dial, and boy is it something special. Black enamel—if that wasn’t a feat in itself—with hand engraved Volutes and Arabesque decoration. The closer you look, the more impressive this dial is. If you are looking for something unique, the 5088 is the watch for you.
Rolex Daytona 116508
A watch collection isn’t complete without one of, if not the most sought-after watches: a Rolex Daytona. The 116508—finished completely in 18CT yellow gold—boasts an incredible green dial that transitions in colour with the light. Substantial and sturdy, this version of the beloved Daytona makes its stainless-steel counterpart feel as if it was made in a garden shed.
Cartier Tortue Minute Repeater W1538351
How about a different type of grand complication? Something you can hear, rather than see. Enter the Cartier Tortue Minute Repeater. Chiming hours, quarters and minutes, the minute repeater complication sounds pretty simple, right? I can assure you it is anything but. Hundreds of parts, working in unison to sample the time and ring it out loud, there is a reason why you don’t see one of these every day.