The Book of Wonder

Precious metals

Embellish the everyday with an exceptionally crafted timepiece

From left: Rolex – Sky-Dweller watch (available at Selfridges London) / Jaeger-LeCoultre – Master Ultra Thin watch / IWC – Ingenieur watch / Piaget – Polo S watch (coming soon)
Hublot – MP-09 Tourbillon watch (coming soon) 

Choosing a watch for someone else is no easy task – but it’s difficult to see how one could go wrong with Carl F.Bucherer’s new Manero Flyback Champagne Dial chronograph.

Simon de Burton, journalist and editor 

Clockwise from top: Audemars Piguet – Royal Offshore Oak watch (available at Selfridges London) / Girard-Perregaux – Laureato watch / Carl F. Bucherer – Manero Flyback watch 

Insider pick: Simon de Burton

“Choosing a watch for someone else is no easy task – but it’s difficult to see how one could go wrong with Carl F. Bucherer’s new Manero Flyback champagne dial chronograph (pictured above, bottom). The rich tone of its 43mm, pink gold case contrasts beautifully with the champagne-coloured dial and horizontally positioned counters to invoke a perfect vintage look that will only improve with age. Horophiles will appreciate the mechanical excellence of the column-wheel, ‘yback’ movement that can be stopped and reset with the single push of the button. And, for motorsports fans, the bezel is marked with a tachymeter scale for speed and distance calculations. All in all, a true heirloom watch.”

Simon de Burton is a journalist and editor who writes for The Telegraph and The Financial Times’ How To Spend It magazine 

Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Offshore watch (available at Selfridges London)