Best of watches 2022, the year of watchmaking seen by Rémy

The watchmaking year 2022 is once again rich in automotive-related novelties. Something to satisfy all watch lovers, in all price ranges. In time for balances, here are my #horlautomobile favorites marked this year: best of watch 2022!

The most nostalgic: Tricompax “Baltic x Peter Auto”

Neo-vintage is still popular in watchmaking! The young French watch brand Baltic (read its founder’s interview here) unveiled this summer a beautiful one tricompax chronograph designed in collaboration with the company Peter Auto, the benchmark for historic automotive events. A gentleman’s driver’s piece inspired by pilot’s watches from the 1960s with a “Panda” dial enhanced with orange and yellow accents to distinguish the chronograph function, a black aluminum tachometer bezel and a “flat link” steel bracelet “. The watch has a combination of two “stopwatches” that attach to the dashboard of your car.

Baltic Tricompax Baltic x Peter Auto – Best in watch 2022

The most buzz: BRM FF 39-40

BRM think outside the box by presenting a watch with a disruptive design with a trapezoidal case. It is offered to natural titaniumin black PVD-treated titanium or in copper and in many colors. The FF 39-40 (“FF” for “Full Floating”) owes its name to the innovative system for protecting the movement against shocks designed by the French manufacture. It is placed in suspension thanks to a self-supporting casing ring in the Fortal HR and is protected by a set of silent-blocks and nitrile straps visible through the sapphire crystal.

BRM FF 39-40
BRM FF 39-40 – Best in watch 2022

The most extreme: Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari

This is the watch of the year 2022! For his first collaboration with Ferrarihis partner since 2021, Richard Mille strikes a blow by pulverizing the finesse world record for a watch with a thickness of Only 1.75mm thick, or a DVD! A rare piece in the image of Italian supercars whose case, dial and movement are integrated in the same plane and uses titanium to ensure optimal hardness that allows it to be worn every day.

Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari
Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari – Best of watches 2022

The iconic +: TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7

Two Carreras for the price of one! TAG Heuer celebrate the 50th anniversary of the mythical Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 together two exclusive limited editions in steel and pink gold of its emblematic pilot’s chronograph. They take on the same two-tone aesthetic of Carrera RS on the tricompax dial and in the center of the case and on the fabric strap, reproducing the famous “Carrera” markings. They are powered by a manufacture movement equipped with an oscillating weight that resembles the shape of a Porsche three-spoke steering wheel.

TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7
TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 – Best in watch 2022

The most distinctive: Jacob & Co. Jean Bugatti Tourbillon

Jacob & Co. or horological extravagance! The manufacture associated with Bugatti since 2019 has already offered us watches as good as French hypercars. He works here tribute to Jean, son of Ettore Bugatti with one of the most complicated chronograph created by the Manufacture. This rare watch, available in white gold and pink gold, is distinguished by its dial inspired by the dashboards of Bugatti from the 1930s. It highlights the chronograph function displayed in the center on two retrograde scales, the time display is moved to the circumference of the dial. The two openings make it possible to admire the double flying tourbillon that ensures the precision of the movement specifically developed.

Jacob & Co Jean Bugatti Tourbillon
Jacob & Co Jean Bugatti Tourbillon – Best in watches 2022

The original +: Lorige BL-Endurance Hyperblack

Incorporating an element of a car into a watch is nothing new. But Loria young Franco-Swiss brand created in 2018 (read the interview of its founders here), pushing the concept further. Related to Peugeot Sport, it designed a unusual watch that the case and dial are made from carbon/carbon brake pad amazing The 9X8 prototype entered the Hypercar category. It uses its black and acid green-yellow visual identity. The automatic caliber accepts a peripheral oscillating weight in the shape of a brake disc.

Lorige BL-Endurance Hyperblack 9X8
Lorige BL-Endurance Hyperblack 9X8 – Best in watch 2022

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