Most watches make us tick, but some make us dance! Here are the top 5 minute repeaters of the year, selected for their beautiful chimes and impressive mechanics…
1 A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater
A. Lange & Söhne turned 200 years old this year, and to celebrate the exceptional milestone, the German watch brand unveiled several beauties including the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater.
2 Ulysse Nardin Répétition Minutes Hannibal Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts Minute Repeater
An incredibly influential historic journey is revisited once more, crossing the boundary of time with Ulysse Nardin’s pastiche of Hannibal Barca and his troops journey across the Alps in 218 BCE, as the figurines come to live when the watch chimes.
3 Christophe Claret Allegro Minute Repeater
If Christophe Claret has been designing chiming watches for more than 25 years, the Allegro is without a doubt the most modern interpretation to come out of the Swiss manufacture. It follows Adagio and the Soprano, and draws some similarities to the latter, although it introduces a completely redesigned in-house movement.
4 Jacob & Co. Palatial Flying Tourbillon Minute Repeater
Jacob & Co. unveils its mechanical orchestra through a translucent blue, red or green mineral crystal. The Palatial Flying Tourbillion Minute Repeater highlights a feature which is usually hidden away from view under the dial. And we love that!
5 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept RD1 Acoustic Research
The sum of eight years of acoustic study, this prototype, developed in Audemars Piguets’ Le Brassus-based acoustic research lab in conjunction with the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), places equal emphasis on both time and sound, reinventing the minute repeater category in the process.