Best Party Watches Of 2019

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Our pick of worthy companions for nocturnal high jinks.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II King Gold

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II King Gold

This second-generation piece has managed to achieve the impossible—and that is to outshine its predecessor with a far cleverer interplay of acclaimed tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Büchi’s signature geometric motifs. Facets and edges have been exaggerated and extended beyond the dial and into the 45mm King Gold case, bezel, crystal, and even interchangeable bracelet. This is juxtaposed against the three stacked, rotating polygon discs tipped with arrow shapes that indicate the hours, minutes and seconds.
Gorilla RS White

Gorilla RS White

Are you ready to party like it’s 1999? The white ceramic bezel and distinctive red aluminium ‘pinstripe’ of this 44mm forged carbon model conjures up nostalgic clubland vibes. It has a sporty twist too, thanks to its multi-layered dial that pays homage to the speedometers of American muscle cars.
SevenFriday T2/02 Revolution

SevenFriday T2/02 Revolution

The sense of warmth and camaraderie that can only come from a gathering of good friends is said to be the inspiration for this watch. Its 45mm pin-cushion case in gun metal PVD has a cool, steampunk quality to it—an impression that’s reinforced by a palette of grey, brown and rose gold tones. The design also flirts with transparency and gradients by using a genuine piece of sunglass lens as the dial.
Corum Admiral Legend 42 Bamford

Corum Admiral Legend 42 Bamford

Fancy yourself as the mysterious charmer who holds everyone in his thrall with tales of derring-do? Then this dark horse with a hint of blue and grey is what you want around your wrist. It retains all the key attributes of the Admiral range (12-faceted bezel, large skeleton hands, rubber sports strap) but in stealth mode, with a little help from bespoke watch customisation brand, Bamford. Adding to the mystique is its ultra-rare status: this collector’s edition is only found at the Nous concept store in Paris.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Rock

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Rock

You never know what a night on the tiles will bring, but at least this reimagined classic promises to withstand all manner of wild abandon. The chronograph’s 44mm case is made of carbon glass—a new proprietary material that is said to be 100 times tougher than steel yet incredibly light. Blue fibres threaded throughout give each piece an otherworldly beauty. Worth noting also is the dial that’s made up of two superimposed, hollowed plates—the top one finished in sleek matte black.
Published in In Depth
Leong Wong

Editor, CROWN Malaysia

A familiar face in Malaysia's horological publishing scene, Leong has been involved in lifestyle journalism since the mid-1990s. Besides watches, he takes a keen interest in cars and men's fashion.



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