WristReview’s Top 10 Watches In Platinum


  1. Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon

Ah JLC, a great company, not my personal favourite but I do admire their creations. The Sphérotourbillon is a unique creation which has another axis at a 20-degree angle built into it so that gravity makes no difference to the watch no matter what position the watch is at. This watch has the time in hours, minutes and seconds, a flyback seconds system (exceptionally complex when a tourbillon’s involved), two power reserved, a date and a second-time-zone. That’s a lot to put in a watch and it’s something Jaeger-LeCoultre should be extremely proud of.


  1. Breguet Classique Complications Double Tourbillon

Two tourbillons! Two! Imagine all that hard work that’s gone into every single piece of the tourbillon only to find out they’ve got to build another one for the same watch. It’s easy to see why only one of these is made a year. Each watch is worked on meticulously by hand over the course of the build with every piece being checked and checked again. To add to this, the tourbillons move around the dial of the watch as time moves on. It’s a unique twist to a unique twist on a classic dress watch. breguet.com


  1. Patek Philippe Grand Complications 5078P-001

A personal favourite of Wrist Review’s masthead, Mr Jovan Krstevski, the 5078P is a complex machine designed to look like a simple dress watch. The running seconds at 6 O’Clock and large roman numerals are subtle disguises that distract you from that slider on the side which activates the minute repeater buried in the watch. Look through the back and you’ll see a solid gold rotor spin with the motion of your wrist and the gold Patek Philippe logo plate which is synonymous with their minute repeater watches. patek.com


  1. A.Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moonphase

A manual wind version of the classic 90s Lange 1 in a larger size. What I love about this watch is it’s so modern. Usually, a brand’s crown jewel is a watch line that’s been going in some sort of way for over forty years, such as the Calatrava. But when Lange was revived in 1994 it had no design language to speak of, so they came up with a new design that 20 years later is their own speciality. This twist brings the line back up to date with a spacious dial, larger size and a moonphase. Simply smashing. alange-soehne.com


  1. Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnel

I get the distinct feeling that this watch has been in a similar list before. This was one of the pieces on the buyer’s guide list and it has returned. This classically elegant dress watch with the Geneva Seal hand wound movement visible through the caseback. This may surprise some, but I do believe that this would put a Patek Philippe Calatrava in its place. Having said that, I may be the only person in the Wrist Review office who believes it. This watch is everything a dress watch should be. vacheron-constantin.com

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Harlan Chapman-Green – Contributing Editor

First introduced to horology with the Patek Philippe Calibre 89 by his father two years ago, Harlan enjoys his passion for fine horology. He prefers to spend his time in the boutiques of upmarket brands, trying out new pieces constantly. His preferred 3 brands are A. Lange & Söhne, Breguet and Vacheron Constantin. Although not much for the smaller brands, he still finds the complications intriguing and wishes to own one watch from each of his three favourites. Read his articles here.