A collaboration with Ferrari demands attention to detail, and Hublot’s latest Big Bang collection isn’t wanting for minutiae. The ceramic carbon bezel is precisely the same material used in Formula 1 brake discs, and the Nomex strap nods to the fibre used on drivers’ suits, replete with legendary red and black stitching.
Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary 3D Carbon, price on request, Hublot
Famed Quartz movement? Tick. Handsome case? Yup. An undeniably sporty, look-at-me burst of lime green? Sure. Consider this a special edition that can get you through the weekend with a little zip.
Formula 1 Aston Martin Racing Special Edition, price on request, Tag Heuer
The Skeleton X case has been refined to perfection – it’s longer, a little less round, and decidedly smaller. The dial’s architecture, of course, remains just as handsome.
Executive Skeleton X, price on request, Ulysse Nardin
A partnership inspired by Lamborghini’s Huracán deserves all the power – and precision – of a supercar. Details such as the engine-like strut-bar feel destined to become iconic.
Excalibur Huracán, price on request, Roger Dubuis
The Fiftysix is something built for old souls in a modern world – while the complete calendar harks back to classic styling, the smaller case size feels as lean and of-the-moment as it gets.
Fiftysix Complete Calendar, price on request, Vacheron Constantin
As he was in past years, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard’s co-president, was amongst the contestants in Italy’s legendary Mille Miglia endurance race earlier this year. And while we can’t all hope to get around like Scheufele – in a 1957 Porsche Spyder – you can adorn your wrist with a dose of his swagger.
Mille Miglia Racing Colours, price on request, Chopard
The 1931 is a nod to the year that Louis Erard came into existence – but the sporty curves and wild functions of the collection remain unmistakably athletic. The confident, overlapping elements of the face feel just the right amount of risk-taking.
1931, price on request, Louis Erard
Big & Bold
Brash and discreet, all at the same time? It’s a vibe. Inspired by the iconic cars of the 1960s, and a partnership with Healey, the Vintage Rally is as wearable as it is surprising – a neat swerve for a brand known for the classics.
Vintage Rally Sports, price on request, Frédérique Constant
Once you see that warm-yet-crisp yellow of Renault F1, you start to realise that not all colours are made equal. The 2019 edition of this Bell & Ross collection dials things up to race-ready heights, and still retains the circle-within-a-square format that tends to draw eyes to wrists.
BR 03-94 R.S.19, price on request, Bell & Ross
We could wax lyrical about the handsome face and vintage good looks, but nothing steals our hearts about this IWC quite like the lightning-bolt detail – every wrist deserves a hit of energy like this.
Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition 50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG, price on request, IWC
Styling: Rusty Beukes
Photography: Efraim Evidor