Best Watches of 2020

F.P. Journe Astronomic Souveraine

The inspiration for the Astronomic Souveraine was a forgotten, but recently-recovered, drawing by F.P. Journe’s son; it is a grand complication with 758 parts and 68 jewels wrapped in a steel case: an ode to losing oneself in the starts in order to better find one’s way on earth.

Patek Philippe Only Watch  

The first and only Grandmaster Chime in steel was sold for CHF 31 million in the Only Watch 2019 auction, becoming The Most Expensive Watch in the World. It features 20 complications, including five acoustic functions and a double-face case endowed with a patented reversing mechanism.

Girard-Perregaux Quasar Light

The Quasar Light has three bridges made from sapphire, a material that has a reputation for its hardness and difficulty to work. The case alone, made from a single piece of sapphire, took more than 200 hours to create.

Chanel J12 X-Ray

The J12 X-Ray, befitting its name, it a watch made almost entirely of transparent sapphire: the case, the bridge, the case all hour and the dial all are. Complementing it all, the hour markers and the bezel are made of diamonds.

Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon

The most distinguishing feature of the Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon is the case head which is shaped like the head of a snake; a theme carried along with a standard single scaled bracelet, with over 7.5 carats worth of diamonds, or leather strap, with over 2.5 carats worth of diamonds.