The Occhio Ripetizione Minuti from 2005, famous for its camera shutter-like aperture dial that reveals its movement when the minute repeater mechanism is activated, returns with a glitzier redux version.
Courting a new generation of moneyed moguls is a spectacular diamond- encrusted variant featuring baguette-cut stones (totaling 18ct) that encircle the dial, pave the case flanks and embellish the lugs.
Glitz aside, the Occhio’s aforementioned signature calling cards reprise their roles on both the case architecture and the hand- winding movement designed in collaboration with Christophe Claret.
Aficionados can pause to admire the action of the hammers and gongs through the sapphire case back, which also showcases the movement’s finely polished screws and meticulous finishing on the anthracite grey bridges and plates. Available in matte blackened 18K white gold with black alligator strap.
Going by the laurel-framed ’90′ numerals on the dial, Titoni is clearly proud of how far it has come. And why shouldn’t it? Founded in 1919, the third generation family-owned Swiss firm continues to march out highly reliable and unfussy watches with great affordability to this day. And its 90th Anniversary Watch is testament to those values. Running on a COSC-certified automatic movement (ETA 2824-2), the watch states its case plainly with a simple dial framed by a classic 40mm round case. The only measure of ostentation it allows itself, besides its anniversary number on the dial and its rotor (visible through a sapphire case back), is a neat presentation box that comes with a separate crocodile patterned leather strap.