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Best Watch Designs of 2017

Best Watch Designs of 2017

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Here’s visual proof that the watch industry still has a few aces up its sleeve in 2017, thanks to some bleeding-edge technology, elements you didn’t know existed and just good ol’ freestyle draftsmanship.

1.Bell & Ross – BR-X1 RS17

Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.313. Mechanical automatic.  ‘X’-shaped upper bridge. 56 jewels, 28,800 vph. Skeleton chronograph.

Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock. Skeleton date at 6 o’clock. Chronograph: 30-min timer at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds. Tachymeter scale on the flange.

Bell & Ross - BR-X1 RS17



2.Hublot – Techframe Ferrari 70 YEARS Tourbillon

“Ferrari represents the very pinnacle of automotive art, something that we at Hublot are proud to be associated with. The unique Hublot Techframe watch is the result of a team effort – this is a timepiece that combines our expertise in a process that started at Ferrari HQ in Maranello and ended with Hublot in Nyon. It’s our way of wishing the Cavallino Rampante a happy anniversary.”


408.OQ.0123.RX.SCF17 – Unique piece

Skeleton in Unidirectional PEEK Carbon
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 14.80 mm

Sapphire crystal with internal and external anti-reflective treatment

Water resistance
30 metres or 3 ATM

HUB6311 – Manual winding Tourbillon Chronograph, developed and manufactured by Hublot

Power reserve
115 hours


3.Rolex – Cosmograph Daytona

Rolex has managed to update the gold watch for 2017 – to avoid the inevitable risk of looking ostentatious, it gave its Cosmograph Daytona a bold, black ceramic bezel, and introduced a black “elastomer” strap, to accentuate the watch’s sporty vibe. If you’re going to tinker with the aesthetics of a classic, this is the way to do it.


Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold


Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown


40 mm


18 ct yellow gold


Black monobloc Cerachrom bezel in ceramic with engraved tachymetric scale


Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system


Scratch-resistant sapphire


Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet



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