Designed to fight the effects of gravity, the tourbillon exerts a pull that's near-impossible to resist.
No shouty elements or crowded faces here.
Indicators that continuously trace an arc before jumping back to the start give these timepieces a dynamic edge.
The Peak susses out the best pieces from horology's largest fair.
Simultaneously tracking two time intervals, split-seconds chronographs are the apex of mechanical stopwatches.
We round up the watches to buy from three top brands.
Baselworld 2017: An elaborate Grand Complication among new watches unveiled by Breguet, Patek Philippe, Blancpain, Urwerk and Tudor
The Peak kicks off day 1 of Baselworld 2017 with 5 top timepieces.
Tracking elapsed times, chronographs are a common feature of sporty, rugged watches. But, as these dress chronographs, the dynamic complication can also add a jaunty edge to the most formal timepieces.
The generation that rebuilt the mechanical watch industry post quartz Crisis is in a class of their own, says Su Jia Xian.
From gleaming mini lunar sculptures to a gem-studded retrograde display, these moonphase timepieces feature exceptional artistry that takes a historical complication to greater heights.