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The Best of Independent Watchmaking 2018 – Part 2

The Best of Independent Watchmaking 2018 – Part 2

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Yesterday, we began to take a gander at the best watches made by independent watchmakers in 2018, with more “classical” watches (if at any time the outside the box scene could be marked old style). Today, in the second part of this guide, we move to the most inventive, trying, exceptionally specialized of all. Science fiction plans, irregular presentations of the time, super complex developments. The boldest and the craziest models in the watch business are correct here. The resourcefulness, vision, variety – or just the more modest size – of outside the box watchmakers give watchmaking fans an abundance of remarkable manifestations in 2018.

Andreas Strehler Transaxle Tourbillon

This profoundly designed creation by Andreas Strehler combines a tourbillon with a 1-second remontoir d’égalité built around a similar pivot. The remontoir permits the exchange of steady energy to the controller and to drive a bum second. The twin-barrel development likewise shows the leftover force hold utilizing a little differential stuff. By and large, the ably made type comprises 250 parts, all carefully wrapped up by hand. The Strehler signature pad molded case is accessible in gold or platinum.

Quick facts: 41mm gold or platinum case – water-impervious to 30m – hand-twisted development with hours, minutes, loser seconds, tourbillon with transaxle 1-second remontoir and force hold sign – gator tie with pin clasp – CHF 182,500 – for more data, visit .

Armin Strom Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance

With this monster of a watch, Armin Strom wanders into a new area and dispatches its Masterpiece assortment. It is the main watch managed by the brand’s ‘reflected power reverberation’ idea to highlight a complication. The Masterpiece 1 Dual Time reverberation highlights twin developments based on a similar principle plate. Every one has its own barrel, gear train and controller to show an independent time region. The profoundly viable independent presentations permit it to adjust to a wide range of time regions. At 12 o’clock, the oscillators are associated by a spring to upgrade reverberation and beat in unison.

Quick facts: 59mm x 43.4mm (counting carries) x 13mm titanium case – water-impervious to 30m – hand-wound double time developments with twin hours and minutes, 24h day/night and force save signs – crocodile tie with pin clasp – CHF 180,000 – restricted version of 8 pieces – for more data, visit .

Bovet Recital 22 Grand Récital

Part of a great set of three close by the Shooting Star and the Astérium, the Grand Récital is an orrery praising the three superb bodies that set the tone of our lives: the sun, the earth and the moon. The sun is addressed by a one-minute flying tourbillon. At 12 o’clock, the earth is a hand-painted side of the equator showing the hours and minutes. An exactness moon rotates around it. Retrograde minutes and the force save sign are shown on hemispherical areas on each side of the globe. The date is shown at 7 o’clock through an amplifying glass and is driven by a never-ending schedule instrument whose signs are noticeable through the sapphire caseback. The hand-wound type is housed in an ‘écritoire’ case and, as you’ve come to anticipate from Bovet, each component is brilliantly finished.

Quick facts: 46.30mm x 19.60mm titanium or pink gold or platinum – water-impervious to 30m – hand-wound 17DM03-TEL with hours showed by a turning earth with day/night sign, retrograde minutes, seconds on the tourbillon, one-minute flying tourbillon, power save pointer, retrograde never-ending schedule and exactness moon stage – gator tie with pin clasp – CHF 435,000 in titanium and pink gold, CHF 465,000 in platinum – restricted creation of 60 developments – for more data, visit .


H0 is a re-visitation of the raison d’être of HYT, underlining the fluidic time sign with straightforwardness and light. It is topped by a sapphire vault making an electrifying three-dimensional item, permitting time to be perused from all points. H20 is the form whose mechanical development is produced with APRP (Audemars Piguet Renaud Papi). The fine containing the liquids appears to glide over the many-sided system offering striking profundity with its trademark V-molded howls. The minutes are demonstrated in the middle through a hopping minute hand, while the equilibrium wheel ticks at 12 o’clock. Look at our video about HYT Watches here .

Quick facts: 51mm x 19.95mm steel case – water-impervious to 30m – hand-twisted type with fluidic hour sign and bouncing minutes – elastic lash with collapsing clasp – CHF 95,000 – for more data, visit .

Louis Moinet Ultravox

The Ultravox is a breathtaking organizing of great importance hit complication made with Eric Coudray, showing its component in advance. This takes into consideration a reasonable perspective on the charming artful dance of its sledge, rack, fly-wheel, switches and other mechanical cycles taking spot dial-side. The watch strikes each hour (or on interest) with the proper number of tolls. A quietness mode can be initiated by means of a pusher. Two miniature rotors wind the striking system and time sign barrels automatically.

Quick facts: 46.5mm x 14.5mm pink gold case – water-impervious to 50m – programmed type with hours, minutes and hour strike au section – gator lash with collapsing clasp – CHF 130.000 – restricted release of 28 pieces – for more data, visit .


The most recent creation in the MB&F Horological Machine arrangement is, point of fact, truly outstanding. An eccentrically attractive, plan driven creation motivated by one of Max Busser’s numerous fantasies and interests, it is unquestionably MB&F. This driver’s watch is an accolade for the 1950s smooth out plan, a period when innovativeness was more about exotic turns than about the realism of present day streamlined designing. This new horological UFO to be worn on the wrist seems as though a smooth out stream motor flanked by two streamlined, ogival units with drop-formed sapphire vaults lodging twin equilibrium wheels. Formed much the same as the case, the in-house development includes a differential to average the pace of the two oscillators and a funnel shaped stuff to drive the parallel time display.

Quick facts: 57mm x 47mm x 23mmtitanium case – water-impervious to 30m – hand-twisted type with hours and minutes-calf leather lash with collapsing clasp – CHF 168,000 – two restricted version of 33 pieces – for more data, kindly visit .

Singer Track 1 Hong-Kong Edition

The Track 1 Hong-Kong version is a sportier, more forceful interpretation of the Singer Reimagined progressive focus chronograph, quite possibly the most exciting improvements of the previous years. The profound dark case is designed out of super safe, super light artistic aluminum. The hours, minutes and seconds of the chronograph are coaxially shown in the focal point of the watch, permitting the slipped by an ideal opportunity to be perused initially. The time is shown on the two fringe turning plates on account of a little pointer at 6 o’clock. Turning the watch over, the display caseback offers a breathtaking perspective on the perplexing chronograph mechanism.

Quick facts: 43mm x 15mm earthenware aluminum case – water-impervious to 100m – programmed type 6361 (Agengraph) focus chronograph – texture tie with collapsing clasp – CHF 44,500 – restricted release of 50 pieces – for more data, visit .

Urwerk UR-111C

Daring, inventive and profoundly specialized, the UR-111C is indisputably Urwerk. Likewise with all watches made by Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner (the originators of the brand), the time show is capricious. Be that as it may, it varies from the brand’s circling hour satellites framework. Bouncing hours and running minutes are shown by means of funnel shaped shows on either side of the case. There is a second straight retrograde moment show in the middle. The seconds are shown through a supposed ‘picture course’ made of adjusted optical filaments. Keep going, a roller looking into it plays out the capacity of the crown.

Quick facts: 42mm x 46mm x 15mm steel or gunmetal finish steel case – water-impervious to 30m – programmed type with hopping hours, retrograde straight minutes, computerized minutes and advanced seconds – gator tie with collapsing clasp – CHF 130,000 – two restricted versions of 25 pieces – for more data, visit .