Some watches are just out of this world. Completely and utterly void of normality and convention, these kinds of watches are quite simply some of the most intriguing and coveted pieces on the planet. We've put together a list of watches that we think fit the bill of being over the top, insanely complicated and inexplicably mind blowing. Enjoy! :)
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT is one of the most interesting modern complicated Audemars Piguet timepieces around. I love the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT's super contemporary look and paired with the beautiful flying tourbillon, it makes for one of the most compelling pieces on this list.
Patek Philippe 5951P-013 Grand Complication
Any Grand Complication from Patek Philippe will raise eyebrows, but the5951P-013 is a cut above the rest. From the outset the5951P-013 is different to most of Patek Philippe's other perpetual calendar/split-second chronograph timepieces, most obviously with respect to its case shape. Beyond that, it's business as usual, with one of the world's finest calibres featuring as the 5951P-013's crowning jewel.
Richard Mille RM 11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph
The Richard Mille RM 11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph is a super contemporary take on an age-old complication. Everything about this piece screams presence and charisma, which seems to be the norm when it comes to Richard Mille. Undeniably ostentatious, the Richard Mille RM 11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph is just magnificent.
Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet Tourbillon
An odd addition but one that I felt was well deserving of its place on this list. The Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet Tourbillon is an acquired taste and one for the connoisseur's palette.
Glashütte Original PanoTourbillon XL
Glashütte Original is often overshadowed by its German brother, but let's not forget that the atelier is more than capable at producing exceptional haute horlogerie timepieces, such is the case with the PanoTourbillon XL.
DeWitt Academia Grand Tourbillon
From a manufacturer that you may not be all that familiar with we have something of a polarising choice. Here is the DeWitt Academia Grand Tourbillon. I find that the more you look at it, the more you find you like it. An uncommon, albeit odd choice, but one that I think fits the bill of a truly mind blowing watch.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Frosted Gold Flying Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet knows how to make a spectacular watch, and the Oak Concept Frosted Gold Flying Tourbillon is no exception to that fact. I love the frosted gold of the case and, coupled with that incredibly ornate flying tourbillon, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Frosted Gold Flying Tourbillon oozes extravagance. One for the ages, I think.
Arnold & Son DTE Double Tourbillon Escapement
Another uncommon choice, this time from Arnold & Son in the shape of theDTE Double Tourbillon Escapement. Two is always better than one, and this is rightfully so with the Arnold & Son DTE Double Tourbillon Escapement, an incredible spectacle of grandeur, of complexity and of intrigue. Mind, blown.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Black Ceramic
Here is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Black Ceramic. I don't think much else needs to be said, really. An openworked tourbillon with a chronograph in the iconic Royal Oak casing made out of black ceramic. Sold.
Bell & Ross BR Minuteur Tourbillon Titanium
Last but not least, and perhaps the most unconventional choice in this list, is the Bell & Ross BR Minuteur Tourbillon Titanium. From the outset you either love or hate this piece, and I absolutely love it. It's such a cool look that is completely different to anything I've ever seen. Ladies and gentlemen, the Bell & Ross BR Minuteur Tourbillon Titanium for maximum mind-blowing effect.
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