We’ve been rolling pretty list heavy at Time+Tide over the past few weeks, and typically those lists are the result of (sometimes vigourous) team discussion. Well, this one is different in that’s its 100 per cent Felix, for better or (as Andrew found out) more surprising. So, in no particular order, here’s my top 10…
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer
Timeless style and a seriously impressive movement ensured the Aqua Terra won over the pragmatic side of my heart. My only dilemma is — which version?
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic
I’ve loved this watch from the first time I saw it. Impressive engineering and avant garde style makes for an irresistible combination for me.
Apple Watch Series 3
Shock! Horror! Apple Watch! Not only am I continually impressed by how well Apple does luxury in their consumer products, the prospect of freeing myself from the tyranny of my iPhone is seriously compelling.
Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra Flat
I was really impressed by the Cartier Drive when it first came out, and even more impressed by this slimmed-down, simplified take on the model. Cartier at its purist.
Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta
Yacht timers aren’t typically my thing, but the under-friendliness and masculine good looks of Ulysse Nardin was enough for the Marine Regatta to make the list.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Rainbow
Fun fact. I like stones. Or, more to the point I appreciate the skills involved in selecting and setting precious stones. It’s an art form just as demanding as any other in high horology’s remit, and this crystalline Hublot shows us just how good it can look.
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel
The Black Bay Steel hit me like a tonne of finely engineered Swiss bricks, completely reframing how I thought about Tudor’s heritage hit. I’ll have one on the fabric strap please.
Oris Big Crown Propilot Worldtimer
Classic pilot style, GMT-functionality and a bezel that’s the heart of the party. There’s a whole lot to like about this fun little Oris.
Seiko Presage Cocktail Time
This watch is…All. About. That. Dial. Blue, brown or icy — they’re all good! Good clean fun, and a smart play from Seiko.
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 With Gem-Set Bezel
And finally. Rolex. It’s far from the most buzziest Rolex of 2017, but this bedazzled version of the Yacht-Master 40 on Oysterflex is, to pinch a word from the dial, superlative.