The watch blogs have been a-buzz the last few weeks with new goods unveiled at this year’s SIHH, Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. As the name implies, SIHH is an event (invite-only) where the top dogs of the watch industry show off their newest, wildest, most elaborate and often most expensive creations.
A couple weeks back, we had the good fortune to attend a private preview of Girard-Perregaux’s newest timepieces, the Sea Hawk and Chrono Hawk, at their Madison Avenue boutique in NYC. While not typical fare for worn&wound, given their luxury price rage, Girard-Perregaux certainly has a number of pieces that qualify for our Watch Lust column.
In June we brought you a guide for dress watches under $1,000, featuring five pieces that one could happily own for many years, and proudly wear to work or a formal function knowing that you (or at least your wrist) look great. But, like any respectable watch nerd, we also got to thinking about our dress watch lusts – those pieces that, while well out of our current or foreseeable price range, stand out from the crowd and deserve our admiration.
The Bremont P-51 packs a lot of punch, and we say that taking into account its over $11,000 price tag. Built with parts from an actual WWII aircraft, powered by a highly modified Valjoux 7750 and featuring some of Bremont’s signature watch making technology, the P-51 is a strikingly handsome timepiece, well worth our watch lust.