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Hyper Haute Horlogerie: 12 Watches That Will Blow Your Mind



There is truly high end watchmaking, otherwise known as haute horlogerie. Then there is, what I like to call, hyper haute horlogerie. You can think of conventional haute horlogerie as the most beautiful and most complicated stuff to come out of ateliers like Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Chopard and A. Lange & Söhne.


But hyper haute horlogerie is a step above, combining the innate qualities of haute horlogerie with some of the most mind-blowing, irrational, avant-garde watchmaking you can imagine. I'm talking about watches from Roger Dubuis, RIchard Mille, Audemars Piguet and Greubel Forsey.


Here we go!



Greubel Forsey Balancier Convexe S2 Titanium



At the pinnacle of hyper haute horlogerie lies Greubel Forsey with one if its most desirable models, the Balancier Convexe S2 Titanium.



Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Aventador S Carbon



From Roger Dubuis is the brilliant Excalibur Spider Aventador S Carbon, its inclined balance wheels and watch movement that resembles the engine bay of a Lamborghini Aventador.



Richard Mille RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough



One of the finest and hottest watches from Richard Mille is the RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough, a brilliant representation of the maison's modernistic approach to watchmaking.



Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complications



Combining a split-seconds chronograph, a perpetual calendar and a minute repeater, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complications is one of the most complicated and other worldly watches to come out of the Swiss watchmaker.


Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3



With Franck Muller we have the Vanguard Revolution 3. A mesmerising albeit polarising piece, the Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 is one epic bit of kit.



Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari



Another bonkers piece, this time with the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari which looks less like a watch and more like an engine of LaFerrar hypercar.



Ulysse Nardin Speak Vision



A true connoisseurs piece, the Ulysse Nardin Speak Vision is one of the maison's epitome of hyper haute horlogerie.



Girard-Perregaux Planetarium Tri-Axial Earth To Sky Edition



Girard-Perregaux has a penchant for the insane, with the Planetarium Tri-Axial Earth To Sky Edition being one of the best examples of that.



Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht



Another completely crazy piece from Ulysse Nardin is the Marine Mega Yacht. Not much else to say but this: hyper haute horlogerie.



Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Yellow Neon Saxem



The Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Yellow Neon Saxem combines the beauty of an openworked tourbillon movement with the craziness of a sapphire case.



Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon With Three Bridges



Another piece from Girard-Perregaux, this time with the skeletonised Neo-Tourbillon With Three Bridges. A true spectacle of hyper haute horlogerie.



Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Free Wheel



For fans of the absurd, here is the Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Free Wheel. Another piece you have to see in the metal to fully comprehend.



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