4N / Francois Quentin

The most obvious refinement is the placement of the balance and escapement — it is now front and centre, right below the time. Not only do these components play a crucial role in the keeping of time, but they are also a thing of beauty when in motion. Thus, giving the balance prominent placement really adds to the aesthetic of the watch. Of course exclusivity and design like this has a price — only 16 pieces will be made (white gold or platinum case) — 4N watch price is a whopping 150,000 Euros (>$200,000) — via Perpetuelle

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