One of my favorite independent watch maker pieces of the year is the Helios by Frederic Jouvenot - which I fully profile with video here
. I recently learned that the Helios will be part of a set of watches Frederic Jouvenot called the "Solar Deity Collection." The pieces are based around a "sun center" with the middle of the watch having a minute indicator and the sun rays being the hour indicators. In addition to the DLC black coated titanium model (the Helios), there is a polished steel (or titanium) model (known as the Amaterasu) as well as a women's model (in steel or white gold) with diamonds and a flower motif on the dial (known as the Suryia). The collection is really spectacular with each of the pieces having a distinct personality and appeal.
The names of the Suryia and the Amaterasu are of Japanese origin. Frederic Jouvenot
gave the watches Japanese names in honor of the Japanese people and their bravery during the tough times they have endured now and may have to ahead.
Ariel Adams publishes the wrist watch reviews