It turns out the Japanese mag is singly about the swankiest watches one can fathom: and beautifully shot so they truly look like works of art. The cover story features Roger Dubuis' La Monegasque Collection, introduced in October 2011 (The watchmaker is a fairly new player in the marketplace, founded in 1995).
The eight watches in the collection—a number of which are limited edition with as few as 28 manufactured—offer a "perfectly balanced display of strength, swagger and temperament," according to the company, heralding "the arrival of a contemporary generation of haute horlogerie." Yeah, what they said...
These babies are so beautiful, I'm ready to mortgage my apartment. The price? A cool $37,000+. A swanky little leather watchband alone, meanwhile, costs $350+.
Looking to pick up a trinket or two for yourself, a loved one... or me? Sorry, you'll have to purchase a first-class airplane ticket and head from the U.S.: Dubuis features nine boutiques around the globe: in Geneva, Switzerland; Hong Kong (3), Macau and Shanghai, China; Moscow; Singapore; and Bangkok, Thailand.