Watches 2015: A gallery of ‘must-have’ newcomers


You can talk about materials and you can obsess about movements, but it’s the “must-have” factor that makes the difference. Here’s a selection of 2015 newcomers that have it in spades.


Affordable flyback: Alpina Alpiner 4 Manufacture 
Flyback Chronograph

Armin Strom Gumball 3000

Wrist racer: Armin Strom Gumball 3000

Ball Engineering Master II Skindiver II

Impressive immersible: Ball Engineer Master II Skindiver II

Baume & Mercier Clifton 
Big Date & Power Reserve

Executive suite: Baume & Mercier Clifton 
Big Date & Power Reserve

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Carbon Forgé

Carbon credit: Bell & Ross BR-X1 Carbon Forgé

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Chronograph Flyback

Deeply desirable: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Chronograph Flyback

Bulgari Octo Solotempo

Singular savoir faire: Bulgari Octo Solotempo

Chanel J12 Chromatic Jewellery

Wrist couture: Chanel J12 Chromatic Jewellery

Chopard Mille Miglia Chronograph

Endurance express: Chopard Mille Miglia Chronograph

Frédérique Constant 
Manufacture Worldtimer

Travel style: Frédérique Constant 
Manufacture Worldtimer

Traveller Large Date, 
Moon Phases and GMT

Frequent flyer: Girard-Perregaux 
Traveller Large Date, 
Moon Phases and GMT

Grand Seiko Diashock

Timeless precision: Grand Seiko Diashock

Gucci Dive watch

Water baby: Gucci Dive watch

Habring2 Tourbillon 3D White Gold

Precious metal: Habring2 Tourbillon 3D White Gold

Hublot Big Bang 
Alarm Minute Repeater

call: Hublot Big Bang 
Alarm Minute Repeater

IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar

Statement piece: IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat

Second to none: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon

Over the moon: Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon

Chrono Carbon

No carbon 
copy: JeanRichard 
Chrono Carbon

Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

Finger on the pulse: Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity

Gravity defying: Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity

Maurice Lacroix Power of Love

Heart on sleeve: Maurice Lacroix Power of Love

Montblanc Metamorphosis II

Ravishing reveal: Montblanc Metamorphosis II

Mühle Glashütte Teutonia II Grossdatum Chronometer

Teutonic temptation: Mühle Glashütte Teutonia II Grossdatum Chronometer

Omega Speedmaster White Side of the Moon

White-out: Omega Speedmaster White Side of the Moon

Oris dive watch

True diver’s tool: Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Chronograph

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Chronograph

Forearm finesse: Oris 10 Days

Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days

Man-power: Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days

Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Squelette

Nothing to hide: Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Squelette

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph 5905P

Pure panache: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph 5905P

Patek Philippe Chronographe Rattrapante

Split personality: Patek Philippe Chronographe Rattrapante

Rado DiaMaster 
Grande Seconde

school: Rado DiaMaster 
Grande Seconde

Raymond Weil Freelancer ‘Piper’

High flyer: Raymond Weil Freelancer ‘Piper’

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider

Web of intrigue: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider

Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster 39

Simply a pearler: Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster 39

Rolex Day-Date 40

Colour and movement: Rolex Day-Date 40

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time

Satellite sensation: Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time

Seiko Prospex Marinemaster

Monster of the deep: Seiko Prospex Marinemaster

Sinn U212 SE Diver

German engineering: Sinn U212 SE Diver

Tag Heuer Carrera 
Telemeter Calibre 18

Quintessential Carrera: Tag Heuer Carrera 
Telemeter Calibre 18

Tag Heuer Formula1 Calibre 7 David Guetta Limited Edition

Top of the pops: Tag Heuer Formula1 Calibre 7 David Guetta Limited Edition

Tiffany CT60 Calendar

Neat newcomer: Tiffany CT60 Calendar

Tissot Vintage Powermatic 80

Past time: Tissot Vintage Powermatic 80

Zenith El Primero Sport

Sporting competition: Zenith El Primero Sport

Versace V-Metal Icon 46mm Gent

Heads-up: Versace V-Metal Icon 46mm Gent

This article first appeared in the August AFR Magazine special Watch insert.

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