You might not think of jewellery as the most innovative industry, but when jeweller Graff replica entered the watch business in 2009, it promised to push the boundaries of design. Launched at this year’s Baselworld, the MasterGraff Structural Tourbillon Skeleton is as striking as only the purveyor of the world’s most fabulous gems can create – though the only decorative rock in sight is one small emerald above the logo. The real craftsmanship is all going on under the hood, so to speak, but the skeletonised design means that everything is on show. This is horology taken to the next level.
It’s powered by Graff’s sixth proprietary movement – the Replica Graff Calibre 6, which has a 72-hour power reserve. The 46mm case is available in black or brown DLC (diamond-like carbon – one of the hardest materials known to man – used in the space programme and to coat artificial joints) or black titanium with rose gold. And, if you’re the sort of man who dresses for a dip, it is also water-resistant up to 30 metres.
It also comes in a rather more bling gold-and-diamond version – and this is the first replica watches uk ever to feature baguette-cut stones on the front and reverse of each bridge. Of course it is.