Very Manly, very good – Part 1

2013 is already a great year for the watchmaking industry. Here is a totally and absolutely arbitrary selection made by myself. Yes, the simple style dominates, but some UFOs are lurking in this best of.

By David Chokron

Breguet Classique Tourbillon 5377 Extra-flat, self-winding tourbillon with peripheral mass, case 7mm thick, a real madness! © David Chokron / Chronollection

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4Ndigital jumping display, thought in France, Renaud & Papi movement © David Chokron / Chronollection 

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Arnold&Son TBR, time offset, giant second, retrograde date and a superb grained dial © David Chokron/ Chronollection

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Bell&Ross WW1 Regulator : cannot be more refined than this © David Chokron/ Chronollection

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Mysterious Cartier Rotonde, makes you say “wow”, but risk of a hair effect © David Chokron/ Chronollection

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Chopard L.U.C XPS: L.U.C sobriety and elegance with 7.13 mm thickness © David Chokron/ Chronollection

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DeBethune DB25 Imperial Fountain: a serie of 12 dials about the Chinese Zodiac realized with an amazing quality © David Chokron/ Chronollection

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Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator : retro, symmetrical with a superbe German caliber with Saxon finishing © David Chokron/ Chronollection

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IWC Ingenieur Automatic, the only 2013 novelty made by IWC 2013 made for a small wrist, almost identical to previous versions © David Chokron/ Chronollection

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It is positioned on the side that the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Jubilée is the most impressive: 4.05 mm, record beaten all categories © David Chokron/ Chronollection

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F.-P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel: high class, high clarity, highly mechanical © David Chokron/ Chronollection

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Photographs © David Chokron/ Chronollection