Wrist Factor

Leslie Williams celebrates some of the newest and most classic timepieces that revel in art and design.

MB&F Eddy Jaquet, Around the World in Eighty Days One of eight unique pieces created by MB&F, one the superstars of the independent watch world, in collaboration with one of the world’s most celebrated masters of engraving.

On 4 November in Switzerland the greats of the watch world ensemble for The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) in what is widely regarded as the Oscars of the watch world. This year there are 84 timepieces across 14 categories – all are eligible for the Grand Prix ‘Aiguille d’Or’ (Golden Needle) – effectively the Best Picture award.

Inevitably the favourites this year include watches with breathtaking intricacy and eye-watering prices such as the ...