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Xl Watches Part I

In todays market the consumer preference is gravitating towards larger bolder watches. Over the last few years brands have fulfilled these demands by producing some incredibly bold timepieces. Excitingly the integrity of the design hasn’t been compromised. Here are 5 watches proving the point that sometimes bigger is better.

Antoine Preziuso Monumental Tourbillon

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With nearly forty years of experience Antoine Preziuso is a superlative watchmaker. Under his own name he has produced some amazing looking timepieces. The Monumental Tourbillon illustrates this point conclusively. This staggering creation has an incredible diameter of 65mm & lays claim to be the World’s largest wristwatch tourbillon. The substantial case is constructed from lightweight titanium & 18k Pink gold giving the watch a classical appearance. Every component of this watch is hand assembled & finished to the highest possible standards. This sensational timepiece is exclusively designed for the connoisseur & is limited to 5 pieces.

B.R.M R50

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French company B.R.M are synonymous with the production of stylish motorsport inspired watches. The brand derives it name from its founder, the dynamic Bernard Mathews. Recently they’ve forged a partnership with the iconic oil giant Gulf. The result is a range of sophisticated timepieces including the exceptional R50. This incredible watch has a diameter of 50mm comes in an industrial looking titanium case. The skeleton dial subtly displays the gulf logo & exposes all the mechanical workings. Visually this amazing watch makes a striking statement & is limited to a select 30 pieces.

Devon Tread 1 Skeleton

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Devon have revolutionised the watch market with their phenomenal range of Tread 1 timepieces. Recently I was fortunate enough the review the Tread 1-F, which in every way was an incredible experience. Dimensionally this piece definitely makes a mark, measuring an imposing 53.3mm x 19mm. The cool skeleton dial displaying the white belts gives the watch a whole new dynamic. Fundamentally the same brilliant engineering is visibly enhanced in this model. Presently the watch is still at the prototype stage & is due to go into production next year.

Cvstos Challenge Jet Liner GT – Daedalus Edition


Dynamic Sassoun Simakes & Antonio Terranova formed Cvstos in 2005. This pioneering brand produces a range of incredibly stylish & distinctive looking watches. The Jet Liner GT – Daedalus Edition displays substantial dimensions of 59.00mm X 45mm X 15.45mm that really makes a bold statement. The Tonneau-shaped titanium case compliments the architectural laser cut honeycomb dial & skeletonized date wheel. This fantastic timepiece is equipped with a Swiss automatic 25 Jewel movement delivering 42 hours of power reserve.

Sisu Guardian A1

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Californian company Sisu produces a range of stylish oversized watches marketed at competitive prices. The Guardian A1 epitomizes the philosophy behind the brand. The robust 316L stainless steel case measures a huge 54mm x 14.6mm excluding the supersize crown. Aesthetically the styling is simplistic & this is core to the effectiveness of the design. The dial is easily legible & discretely showcases the watch’s mechanism. Underneath the finely sculpted exterior lies the reliable Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement.

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