Making Time: May 2020

Five timepieces to covet.
Thursday 18 June 2020
The best timepieces to get your hands on right now. Photo: Omega

The number 13? Not on my watch.

Bad jokes aside, revel at our top timepiece picks for the month:


Omega Speedmaster ‘57 Co-Axial Chronograph 

Once the revered instrument of choice to record lap times at the race track, the Omega Speedmaster ‘57 is a stylish wrist statement that punctuates form and functionality. It comes in a classic 41.5 mm case and a self-winding chronograph movement, column wheel mechanism and co-axial escapement. The retro leather strap will only look better with wear, while the stainless steel case against the robust leather, gives this classic Omega model a modern twist. 


Breguet Marine 5517 

The Breguet Marine 5517 is one of those rare timepieces that elevates your look whether you’re in casual wear or black time. It comes decked in an 18-carat white gold case with fluted caseband and a stunning sapphire-crystal caseback. The watch features a mechanical self-winding movement, a 777A caliber and a 55- hour power reserve. Each piece is individually numbered and as an ode to Breguet’s heritage, the central second hand is inspired by maritime codes. 


Bell & Ross BR05 Skeleton Blue 

Bell & Ross’ latest release is what the brand calls “a tool watch for urban explorers”. The Bell & Ross BR05 Skeleton Blue is a limited edition ultra-functional piece, perfect for navigating your way through the 9 to 5. A distinct design feature is the bracelet that fuses with the case to create a strong unified timepiece. Pick from the durable blue rubber strap or satin-polished steel strap, both would look great in or out of the boardroom. 


Longines 1832 

Marking the year where Longines was first created, the Longines 1832 collection is an ode to the brand’s watchmaking expertise and strong aesthetics that has long been a fixture in the Swiss watchmaking world. The women’s collection features this stunning mother-of-pearl dial in a sleek 30mm diameter case with elegant diamond indexes and a discreet beige leather strap that will look just as sleek in both the town and country.


Jacob & C Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300 + 

The latest addition to the Jacob & Co’s Bugatti collection is a timepiece that mirrors the technical precision and distinctive design renowned of the car manufacturer. The timepiece comes with a unique monopusher chronograph function and comes equipped with a “reference time” indicator. Taking inspiration from motorsport pit boards, the reference time display is placed right at the centre of the dial, where it measures the difference in seconds in comparison to the reference time. This is definitely a watch for one who appreciates the little details.