A token for the *other* side of Hublot’s recent story: the Classic Fusion Flying Tourbillon of 2006

A watch at the apex of an eminent manufacturer, the Patek Philippe 5004A Split-Seconds Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is as eclectic as it is miraculous

Some ultra-fine simple timepieces irrestably burst of watchmaking content, and the Roger Dubuis Hommage ‘Condottieri’ is certainly one of them

With Girard-Perregaux making not only its movements, but also cases, bracelets and buckles in-house, the Classique Elegance is a truly thoroughbred watch

The Daniel Roth Double-Faced Tourbillon Ref. 187 has that heft, solidity and old-world charm – masterfully illustrated with photography by Ming Thein

Also, a splendid reminder to a time when in-house movements were really exotic – particularly if they were of tonneau shape and exceeded more than one-week power reserve

Meet the personal choice of the late Mr Roger Dubuis