Designer Marc Newson had horological form long before he helped create the Apple Watch. First there were those achingly minimalist conceptual designs for Ikepod – the watchmakers Newson co-founded in 1994 – then came his ongoing collaboration with Jaeger-LeCoultre. The 568 is the Australian’s third ‘Atmos’ clock for the Swiss brand. Powered solely by fluctuations in temperature (a change of just one degree affords the clock two full days of power), it features a retuned movement with 211 individual components, and keeps hours, minutes and months alongside a traditional moon phase complication. Brogue’s favourite detail? That ice cube-like Baccarat lead-crystal case.

From US$28,000, jaeger-lecoultre.com