While WatchPro Hot 100 2015 Trailblazer Alexandre Meerson has been in the business of designing watches for years, his own eponymous luxury brand is still a mere whelp, having only celebrated its first anniversary this September .
The funny thing is you’d never guess it from the incredibly confident designs emerging from his Surrey HQ.
The launch Altitude collection has now been joined by the D15 Mk1 GMT, a muscular luxury sports watch seemingly tuned into a wealthy jet-set, for whom the big brands do nothing.
So assured are the lines, from the angular faceted lugs to the beautifully balanced dial that you may be forgiven for thinking that the D15 is some forgotten classic being dusted off for a modern audience.
But it’s not all design, under the hood lies an automatic twin-barrel movement from Vaucher Fleurier with GMT indication. If this is what Meerson and co are capable of producing in their first year, I can’t wait to see what they do with the next five.