The world’s best timepiece brands are celebrating the city’s style and charm. New York, having it’s own way of catching eyes with its signature style and rich history, has offered an ample amount of inspiration to these watchmakers. These watches not only mirror the great city’s landmarks, but in some instances, incorporate materials from the city itself.
Louis Moinet’s New York Mecanograph watch has pieces of a meteorite that was found in the Arctic and brought back to New York to be traded and certified. In a tiny glimpse on the dial sits a piece of the marvelous stone that has traveled through the solar system; above, lays a hand-engraved depiction of New York’s buildings. The new One World Trade Center is included, along with the Brooklyn Bridge and Chrysler Building as well.
Romain Jerome used copper material straight from the Statue of Liberty for its Liberty-DNA watch. The watch features bronze alloy with oxidation for the watchcase and a verdigris-colored, acid-treated copper (DNA) for the dial. Spokes inside of the bezel mimic Lady Liberty’s crown and cover a portion of the watch, much like a shield.
DeWitt gives a beautiful interpretation of the New York skyline in its Twenty-8-Eight Regulator A.S.W. Horizons watch. The self-winding timepiece, complete with tourbillion escapement, features an automatic sequential winding device.
Each timepiece fully reflects the aesthetic of New York and reminds us all why we love this city so much.