In 2017, there will be plenty of fine watches to pick from. To make your choice easier, duPont REGISTRY has assembled the best of the best in our 5th Annual Gentlemen’s Best feature in our May 2017 issue. Below are the watches featured, so be sure to take a look and learn more about each one buy visiting the manufacturers’ websites.
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Cuervo y Sobrinos Torpedo Pirata GMT
The Torpedo Pirata GMT introduces a feature that is new to watchmaking: a modular case with interchangeable rings fitted between the case and the bezel. This timepiece houses an automatic movement SW330-1 with a second time zone and date at 6 o’ clock, water resistant to 5 ATM. Its inner circle is displaying the Arabic numerals with CyS logo inside. The sapphire crystal case-back reveals the details of the mechanism. Engraved on the crystal case-back, is a unique logo for this model – 2 swords surround the classic CyS logo.
~ $6,500 USD • cuervoysobrinos.com
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider “Pirelli” Automatic Skeleton
Epitomizing the perfect combination of ruggedness and reliability, the Excalibur Spider “Pirelli” Automatic Skeleton is a model built for life in the fast lane. The robust 45mm skeleton case with its black DLC titanium elements and contrasting blue touches provides a perfect frame for in-house calibre RD820SQ. Lucky owners of this 88-piece limited edition will enjoy the privilege of being invited to
money-can’t-buy Pirelli high adrenaline experiences.
Starting at ~ $67,000 USD
Orbita Milano 12 Watch Winder
Introducing the Milano 12, the newest member of the Orbita collection! Boasting a gorgeous 10mm thick smoked, tempered glass case fitted with 4 footed feet, the Milano houses 12 of our critically acclaimed winders and uses an A/C power supply. The case features 6mm thick tempered glass doors, brushed nickel hinges and lock, and a customizable faceplate.
~ $12,995 USD • orbita.com
REC Watches launched in 2014 with a mission to offer something truly unique to satisfy gear heads and watch lovers together, timepieces that capture the spirit of iconic cars, quite literally. Every single REC timepiece incorporates salvaged, recycled parts of iconic cars. RECOVER, RECYCLE AND RECLAIM – or just REC for short. This Limited-Edition “Raven Black” is a tribute to the Mustang color combination that became popular in the 1960’s. Only 250 pieces were made and only a few remain available.
Price upon request • recwatchesamerica.com
Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon
Distinctive and modern, the Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon embodies the avant-garde design for which the brand is known. Oversized Roman numeral hour-markers and imposing sword-shaped hands seem suspended in midair, while the carbon fiberstyle strap offers a distinctive element. Surprisingly airy thanks to ultralight titanium, this piece blends excellence and comfort in a nearly weightless design.
~ $38,000 USD • ulysse-nardin.com
Hublot Ferrari Big Bang Unico
Hublot has always created models with a distinctive design and this holds true also for its collaboration with Ferrari which began in 2011. The case measures 45 mm in diameter and is available in titanium (1000 pieces) with matching bezel. In reference to the iconic design of the Ferrari seats, the strap comes in black Alcantara on black rubber, with red over-stitching in the style of Ferrari upholstery
~ $26,200 USD • hublot.com
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
A sharp take on the two-tone dial with bigger pink gold chronograph counters and optimally designed hour markers, typeset and finishes for better readability. Pink gold case and bezel play off blue hand-stitched alligator strap and “Grande Tapisserie” dial to create a ruggedly dramatic effect.
~ $26,200 USD • audemarspiguet.com
Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1
Produced in collaboration with the famed Formula 1 constructor, the new Richard Mille calibre is a technical masterpiece offering off-the-chart mechanical performance. The RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1 weighs less than 40 grams – including the new strap – which makes it the lightest mechanical chronograph ever made. This landmark has been achieved through the use of cutting-edge technical materials. The design not only incorporates Titanium and Carbon TPT™, but also introduces an entirely new material into the world of watchmaking: Graph TPT™, more commonly known as graphene. The RM 50-03 McLaren F1 will be produced in a numbered limited edition of 75 pieces and will be available only at Richard Mille boutiques. Each watch will be accompanied by a 1:5 scale model of the McLaren-Honda racing car driven in 2017 by Double-World Champion Fernando Alonso.
Price upon request • richardmille.com
Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle
Newly refined rectangular look of the Classic Golden Bridge; beautifully engraved inline movement and finely crafted geometry of 18-karat gold structures representing six Roman numerals surround a completely visible caliber-CO 113. 40 hour power reserve, 5N 18-karat rose gold case, sapphire crystal front and back, water-resistant 30 meters.
~ $36,900USD • corum.ch