Our Top 4 Carbon Fibre Watches of 2016

In honour of Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, Oris released the Oris Williams Valterri Bottas Limited Edition based on the Oris Williams chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme.

The 44mm case is produced by using an Oris-patented manufacturing technique derived from F1. It is produced from sheets of woven carbon fibre reinforced polymers that are layered manually and then hardened twice at 130 degrees celsius in special ovens, making the watch light and robust. Whilst the bezel, crown, pushers and case back are produced from DLC-coated titanium. The case back sports engravings of Valterri Bottas’ name and number and the limited edition number of the watch.

The Valterri Bottas Limited Edition is fitted with the Oris Calibre 674 based on the ETA 7750.

The Roger Dubuis Excalibar represents the DNA of Roger Dubuis. It was no surprise that they added a Carbon Case model to the collection with the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon.

The 42mm case, which is 12.14mm thick, is made from the composite carbon fibre sheet moulding compound, giving the watch a more textured and sporty look without taking anything away from being able to appreciate the Calibre RD820SQ movement through the skeletonised dial.

To find out more about the Roger Dubuis Excalibar click here for an interview with CEO of Roger Dubuis Jean-Marc Pontroué

Limited to only 75 editions, the Linde Werdelin Spidalite has a stripped back aesthetic and a striking yellow rubber strap.

The Oktopus case is made out of 3DTP, a carbon fibre which is different due to its production process involving a technique of layering thin sheets of carbon. It took many years to produce the angular Oktopus case and to perfect it for the skeltonised SpidoLite case.  However, the results are that the watch is incredibly lightweight yet very strong.

There are no two ways about it this is very much a rugged sports watch designed to be used. The open-worked dial exposes the LW07 movement and if you look close enough you will see the simple power reserve indicator near 5  o’clock.

Montblanc’s ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph is the carbon addition to the more technical and sport-inspired collection of Montblanc, The Time Walker Collection.

The ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph is composed of a 44mm black and red case made from a combination of carbon, titanium and DLC (Diamond-like carbon).

The case is produced by using titanium sheather with carbon fibre on the middle piece and topped off by a DLC-coated black bezel, creating another lightweight and highly durable case.

The watch houses the high-performance Manufacture Calibre MB R230 movement and combines two of the most important chronometric complications, the monopusher chronograph and an innovative Exotourbillon.

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