A year after Philipp Plein launched its first luxury watches, the Lugano-based  edgy fashion and design house adds the Crypto King Hexagon and the Crypto King Flying Tourbillon to its collection of bold, tonneau-shaped timekeepers.

The Philipp Plein Flying Tourbillon Dragon Fire
The Philipp Plein Flying Tourbillon Dare Devil XII

While Philipp Plein’s debut entries into the luxury watch market turned the the brand’s signature skull into a three-dimensional dial on last year’s Crypto King, the new models play with the brand’s double P logo, which dominates the skeletonized dial of the Crypto King Hexagon and serves as the 12 o’clock marker on the four new Crypto King Flying Tourbillon watches.

The Philipp Plein Flying Tourbillon Ninja Panda.

The tourbillon models, imaginatively named Dare Devil XII, Ninja Panda, Dragon Fire and Night Wolf, each sport distinctive colors and intricate patterns on a 55mm by 46mm forged carbon case.

The Philipp Plein Flying Tourbillon Night Wolf.

Each retains the namesake hexagonal pattern throughout the watch, with the six-sided shape visible throughout the case and as the head pattern of the ten steel or gold screws around the dial. The same hexagon pattern infuses the collection’s transparent PU and colorful silicone straps.

The brightest color combination is found on the Dare Devil XII watch, which features white stripes across a bright red carbon case. A black and orange pairing dominates the Dragon Fire while the black and white Ninja Panda offers a more classical color combination.

For the fourth entry, the Night Wolf (above), Philipp Plein enhanced the watch’s luxury quotation with a set of 18-karat rose gold screws, gold markers, hands and logo and a gilded crown. 

The skeleton ‘dial’ is essentially a look into and through the flying tourbillon movement with its blackened, hexagonal-shaped bridges and multiple spline screws portraying a very contemporary movement design.

Each watch also portrays Philipp Plein’s distinctive brand personality on the back, where you’ll see the designer’s smiley face and skull images, along with the watchmaker’s signature initials. 

Produced in limited edition, each Crypto King Flying Tourbillon is powered by a highly customized PWL100LPP flying tourbillon movement made for Philipp Plein by Swiss movement maker Landeron. 

Crypto King Hexagon

Less complex than the flying tourbillon models, the series of colorful Crypto King Hexagon debuts still offers bright hues and a full slate of Philipp Plein icons, including its signature hexagonal motif.

The Philipp Plein Red Phantom Crypto King Hexagon.

Framing the PP logo at the center of the skeletonized dial, the hexagon shape dominates the case sides, bezel, strap and back. The case side and case back are particularly open, each showcasing a partial view of the Swiss-made Landeron automatic movement.

The Philipp Plein Crypto King Hexagon measure just a bit smaller in width than the flying tourbillon model, measuring 45mm across compared to the 46mm flying tourbillon width.

The coloring here is also somewhat subdued when compared to its larger sibling, with solid case colors (black, clear and a terrific transparent red color) rather than a striped pattern. 

Prices on request.  


Specifications: Philipp Plein Crypto King Flying Tourbillon

Case: Forged Carbon 55mm x 46 mm with hexagonal pattern, see-through caseback. Double dome sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Water resistance: 30 meters.

Movement: Landeron PWL100LPP manual-winding flying tourbillon coaxial with hours and minutes, 18 jewels, frequency: 28,800 vph, lift angle: 52 degrees, power reserve is 42 hours.

Dial: Open-worked, three-dimensional. 

Strap: Transparent PU or silicone strap.


Specifications: Philipp Plein Crypto King Hexagon 

Case: 55mm x 45 mm with transparent effect and hexagonal pattern. Crystal is  double dome sapphire with anti-reflective coating, see-through caseback. Water resistant to 50 meters. 

Movement: Landeron 24 skeletonized automatic.

Dial: Double-layer see-through with Hexagon PP logo.

Strap: Transparent PU or black silicone strap.


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