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Chopard Grand Prix De Monaco Historique 2016 Race Edition

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Chopard's famous Grand Prix de Monaco Historique collection welcomes two limited edition chronographs, designed to honor the latest edition of the world's most prestigious classic racing competition.

Described as powerful diver's instruments, these sporty yet elegant timepieces are paying tribute to the tenth edition of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the luxurious classic car event that Chopard has been partnering and serving as official timekeeper since 2002. As always, the design of two powerful chronographs is inspired by historical cars. In addition, the chronographs are designed to support the competitors taking part in the race. These reliable and perfectly legible chronographs may serve as reliable measuring instruments for...

Jaquet Droz pays homage to the art of paillonné enameling

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The house of Jaquet Droz has just released a very special range in celebration of the ancestral decorative art of paillonné enameling.

Paillonné enameling is an 18th century technique that consists of hand-positioning delicate, thin sheets of gold (paillons), one by one, to create harmonious geometrical patterns on the colored enamel, which is then set under a coat of translucent enamel fondant. Pierre Jaquet-Droz was an expert on these techniques, and he even took the art of paillonné enameling to its zenith in the 18th century.  The modern-day craftsmen of Jaqued Droz, working in the Maison’s Ateliers d'Art in La Chaux-de-Fonds, created new limite...

TAG Heuer FORMULA 1 Red Bull Racing Team watch

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Two special series in honor of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team

A couple of months ago, in December 201, TAG Heuer was announced as the Official Timekeeper & Official Watch of the Formula 1 Red Bull Racing team. On the occasion, TAG Heuer and Formula 1 announced that they are collaborating on the new 2016 car Red Bull Racing - TAG Heuer RB12", with TAG Heuer being included in the team's official name. Interesting enough, this is the first time ever that a watchmaker has been named directly in the formal title of an Formula 1 team. Yesterday, on the occasion of The Monaco Grand Prix, a Formula One mot...

Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Ronde d’Or Grand Prix de Monaco 1966

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Atelirs deMonaco introduces a unique piece - the new Tourbillon Ronde d’Or - Grand Prix de Monaco 1966. The watch is issued in celebration of the 74th Grand Prix de Monaco. It pays an elegant tribute to one of the world's most significant automotive events, and commemorates the historic 1966 race.

In its latest iteration, the Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Ronde d’Or model features a stunning, multi-layered dial in solid 18-karat white gold. The surface of the dial is graced with hand-made engravings, representing the poster of the 1966 Grand Prix de Monaco. The scene, set in front of the famed Palace of Monaco, features the green BRM driven by Graham Hill chasing John Surtee’s red Ferrari. The dial is produced by Ateliers deMonaco master hand-engraver, Bernard Ditzof, who uses a delicate technique that requires a great amou...

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Cohiba Edition

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The famous watch manufacturer Zenith celebrates the 50th anniversary of a Cuban legend – Cohiba!

Cohiba, a brand of premium cigars, the Cuban state-owned tobacco company, celebrates its 50th birthday in 2016. The brand was founded in 1966, as a limited production private marque supplied exclusively to Fidel Castro and the highest officers of the Communist Party of Cuba and Cuban government. The cigars, which were often given to other state representatives as diplomatic gifts, were released commercially for sale to the public in 1982. Today, they are the most sought-after cigars in the world, receiving the highest scores in the line from bl...

Breitling Chronoliner Red Gold Limited Edition

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Breitling's new Chronoliner Limited Series belongs to the recently introduced Chronoliner range, which made its debut in 2015. The Chronoliner series is strongly influenced by the watch designs from the 50’s and 60’s. This modern, aviation themed watch with a vintage appeal asserts itself as an authentic captain’s watch, worthy to be worn by the most important man that commands the aircraft.

Breitling Chronoliner is quite a large piece, measuring 46 millimeters in diameter, which is a common size for Breitling’s watches nowadays. The vintage-style case is completed with piston chronograph pushers and a black panda dial with white sub-counters. The architecture of the dial reveals that the registers are positioned at 6, 9, and 12 instead of 3, 6, and 9, while the features a 24-hour scale instead of 12. Another fixed 24-hour scale is printed on the dial, allowing the wearer to track time in three separate time zones. The ski...

MB&F Legacy Machine No. 1 Silberstein

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The house of MB&F introduces a new range of its imaginative Logical Machines.

As always, the latest iteration pays homage to the rich watchmaking traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries, by answering the question that Maximilian Büsser, the founder of MB&F, frequently asks himself: “What would MB&F watches have looked like they had been designed 100 years ago?” As we all know by now, the answer to this question is a retro futuristic range of avant-garde watches based on the classic principles of traditional Swiss watchmaking. The latest edition of MB&F Legacy Machines is designed in coll...

Urwerk UR-106 Black Pink Lotus

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The latest model in Urwerk’s 106 series is dedicated to ladies who appreciate fine watchmaking.

In its most recent iteration, the UR-106 model is a pink lotus with a dark side. It turns a shadowy carousel encased in a matte black case, and placed under a delicate arch of deep black diamonds. The new Black Pink lotus conveys Urwerk’s recognizable avant-garde spirit. The original indications and complications illustrate that same creativity and complexity that Urwerk has been known for for almost 20 years now. The UR-106 Black Pink Lotus is built around Urwerk‘s signature satellite hours indication, based on the wanderin...

IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”

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In 2016, IWC Schaffhausen celebrates its 10th special edition with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

Since 2005, IWC has been one of the main sponsors of the global sports-based charity that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and adolescents in over 35 countries all around the world. The new, celebratory timepiece, limited to 1500 exemplars worldwide, marks the tenth special edition to be launched by IWC as a part of its commitment to Laureus. As always, a portion of the proceeds from sales will go to Laureus to help support its charity projects. The beautiful new IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Edition “Laureu...

Richard Mille to launch RM055 Bubba Watson Dark & White Legend Limited Editions

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The famous creator of luxury Swiss watches, Richard Mille, introduces two exclusive limited edition watches, dedicated to Bubba Watson - a renowned American professional golfer, and a multiple major champion, who plays on the PGA Tour.

In fact, Watson’s most expensive piece of equipment is the Richard Mille watch worth $825,000 – the RM 38-01 Tourbillon! In 2016, Richard Mille extends its line of watches designed in partnership with Bubba Watson. The brand announces the launch of two new limited edition versions of the RM 055, available exclusively in the Americas. This time, the Bubba Watson watch comes in an all-black case, topped with a NTPT Carbon bezel, and held on a sporty black bracelet. There are two variants to choose from: the RM055 Bubba Watson Dark...

Harry Winston Premier Pearly Lace Automatic 36mm

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Harry Winston unveiled its latest watch creations at Baselworld 2016. Among them is a new piece of the Premier Collection – the Premier Pearly Lace Automatic 36mm.

The Premier Collection was the first watch collection introduced by Harry Winston, back in 1989. The range, which is now emblematic of the brand identity, is distinguished by its signature three arches on the case, evocative of the façade of the Harry Winston Salon on Fifth Avenue. The collection captures the distinctive spirit of Harry Winston, and often cleverly demonstrates the company’s creativity in watchmaking. The latest addition to the Premier Collection remains true to Mr. Winston’s ability to transform nature’...

Richard Mille RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal

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Richard Mille has just introduced a new watch to its famous Rafael Nadal line. The partnership between the haute horlogerie brand and the famous tennis player, which began back in 2008, served as a starting point for some of the most extraordinary creations in contemporary watchmaking.

The new RM 30-02 is designed in response to a request from many Richard Mille customers and watch collectors for a self-winding movement at the heart of the Rafael Nadal Calibre.  As the brand’s ambassador, Rafael Nadal was also an integral part of the design and testing processes of the watch, which will certainly be remembered as the first automatic watch in the collection. The new Richard Mille RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal is powered by the new RMAL1 calibre, and housed in a gorgeous red-colored case made of Quartz-TPT. The material i...

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Hammerhead Shark

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Ulysse Nardin has just introduced the new Diver Chronograph Hammerhead Shark, a watch equipped with an innovative self-winding manufacture chronograph UN-150 with silicium escapement and balance spring.

In 2013, with the caliber UN-150, the house of Ulysse Nardin has begun producing its own in-house chronograph movements. The caliber, which is a founding pillar of the Marine Chronograph Manufacture watch collection, now equips the Diver Chronograph Hammerhead Shark, thus making this classic marine instrument even more powerful. The new Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Hammerhead Shark celebrates 20 years of the Marine collection. To mark this special occasion, the chronograph is issued in a limited edition in both stainless steel (300 pieces)...

Chopard L.U.C XP 35 mm Esprit de Fleurier Peony

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Chopard, the famous Swiss watch and jewelry manufacturer, unites two of its major skills in a new LUC model.

On the occasion of the BaselWorld trade show, earlier this year, Chopard introduced the L.U.C XP 35 mm Esprit de Fleurier Peony timepiece of lavish elegance and technical sophistication. The L.U.C. XP model, which serves as the starting point for the new creation, is a flagship model among the Chopard Haute Horlogerie collection of L.U.C watches. Two years ago, Chopard introduced its L.U.C. in smaller size, with a 35 mm diameter, dedicated to the ladies. In 2016, the Maison offers another feminine interpretation of the famous L.U.C, which is no...

Louis Vuitton Voyager GMT

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The latest timepiece coming from Louis Vuitton’s workshop is the Louis Vuitton Voyager GMT, a watch designed to accompany frequent travelers on their journeys.

Louis Vuitton, a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton, is best known for its luxury trunk and leather goods. However, since 2002, when the Tambour watch collection was introduced, Louis Vuitton embarked on a journey to establish itself in a luxury watch segment. In 2014, Louis Vuitton opened its own watch manufacture - La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton in Meyrin, Switzerland. This is where the Maison’s designers, artisans, and watchmakers collaborate on new creations inspired by time and travel, both deeply rooted in Lou...

Bell & Ross BR 03 AeroGT watches

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The Bell & Ross AeroGT concept car, designed by Bruno Belamic, Creative Director of Bell & Ross, was the starting point for the creation of a new watch duo inspired by the automotive world – the BR 03 AeroGT models.

This year, the famous watchmaking brand is presenting computer-generated images of its AeroGT extreme grand sports car project. The images of this stunning vehicle, streamlined as a jet, are showing what a Bell & Ross car might look like. Known for its associations with the world of aviation, Bell & Ross has created a super car inspired by aeronautics. The AeroGT is an extremely low (1,10m) aerodynamic car that measures 4.7 meters in length. Its pointed forms and sharp angles are said to be reminiscent of stealth airplanes. The car draw...

Bulgari Lucea Il Giardino Paradiso

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At BaselWorld 2016, the house of Bulgari unveiled new models of its women’s watch collection - Lucea.

The name of this utterly luxurious, feminine range, is a linguistic blend of words 'luce' and 'lux' - the Italian and Latin words for light. The light-inspired models of the Lucea range are graced with perfectly round cases, evocative of sundials, while their bracelets are often modeled after those of the Bulgari Serpenti collection. As Bulgari explains, the Lucea range establishes a direct connection between light and time via new dial colors and gem-set creations. In 2016, the Bulgrai Lucea range welcomes a couple of new additions. Two of...

Ulysse Nardin FreakWing

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Ulysse Nardin presents a very special version of its iconic Freak. The new FreakWing, which was unveiled at this year's BaselWorld trade show, celebrates the Swiss brand's partnership with the Artemis Racing team in the America's Cup.

In its latest iteration, the legendary Freak is decorated with the flying team's colors. Its upper bridge, printed with the minutes scale, is inspired by the internal structure of the rigid sail, while the texture of the rotating hours disc brings to mind the mesh net of the multihull. Similar to the high-tech catamaran, the new FreakWing is made using the cutting-edge technology and highly innovative materials. Its bezel and case back are made from carbon fiber, a strong yet lightweight material, highly resistant to corrosion. The architect...

Chopard Imperiale Joaillerie Rainbow

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At this year's BaselWorld trade show, the house of Chopard unveiled its new Chopard Imperiale Joaillerie timepiece, an exceptional, stunning watch graced with the colors of the rainbow.

The delicate new Chopard Imperiale Joaillerie is decorated with no less than 581 colorful sapphires, and more than 1,000 hours of work are required to select, cut, sort and set the precious stones, totaling 47.98 carats. The stones are arranged in subtly graded shades, covering the whole light spectrum, from royal purple, to anise green, blues, reds, and yellows. These chromatic deviations are said to create a burst of light, resembling a firework, which catches and holds everyone’s attention. The extraordinary new Chopard Imperia...

Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer Eternity Collection

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On the occasion of the BaselWorld 2016 trade show, Porsche Design presented a completely new watch collection named Porsche Design 1919. As announced by the famous German the sports and luxury-lifestyle brand, the new collection celebrates the iconic tradition in German architecture and design – the Bauhaus movement.

The new Porsche Design 1919 Collection embodies serenity, minimalism, and well-balanced forms, which are all key elements of the Bauhaus style. As Dr. Christian Kurtzke, President & CEO at the Porsche Design Group, explained: "With this collection, we are uniting the past with the future. We are honoring the Bau-haus style as a significant element of our brand’s DNA and are celebrating the upcoming Bauhaus centenary in 2019. I don’t know any other watchmaker that can convey these aspects with the same level of authenticity as Po...

Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Black Chronograph Big Date

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Alpina's Seastrong collection welcomes a new addition – the Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Black Chronograph Big Date timepiece.

The latest dive watch, which was officially unveiled at this year's BaselWorld trade show, is a bold, contemporary timepiece, with an extremely clear and legible watch face. The Seastrong collection made its debut in 1960's with an assortment of diving watches capable of reaching depths of 200m/660ft. Last year, in 2015, Alpina introduced the Seastrong Diver 300 Chronograph Big Date Collection, while this year sees the launch of the new Diver 300 Black variant. The all-black execution of Alpina's successful professional diving watch features...

Patek Philippe Calatrava Timeless White Ref 7122

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The prestigious Swiss watch manufacturer, Patek Philippe, has enriched its permanent collection with a couple of new releases presented at the BaselWorld 2016 trade show.

In addition to the World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930, which pairs two popular complications in one watch, and the Annual Calendar Ref. 5396, Patek Philippe introduces the Calatrava "Timeless White" Ref. 7122 – a mechanical timepiece designed for ladies. In its latest iteration, the famous Calatrava model has been subtly reworked, paired with a bright white dial, and graced with diamonds. The timelessly elegant Calatrava is now offered in a modern, all-white edition, with a highly innovative design, but in an eternally beautiful way...

TAG Heuer Monza Chronograph 2016

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40 years ago, in 1976, Jack Heuer, the great grandson of the founding father of TAG Heuer manufacture, designed the world’s first Monza Chronograph. This legendary sports watch was created to celebrate Niki Lauda's first world championship title with FERRARI.

TAG Heuer, the Swiss watch brand which was at the time the Official Timekeeper for Scuderia, designed an original timepiece, The Heuer Monza Chronograph, inspired by a 1925 model. It was the first time that MONZA had appeared on the dial of a watch, so the watch had to be very special. Jack Heuer opted for markedly different, yet very stylish design. The original Heuer Monza Chronograph had a cushion-shaped case, inspired by its historical predecessor, and a bold, all-black profile with red hands and counters. The watch also had a pulsometer an...

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Collection

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The house of Girard-Perregaux introduces its new Sport Competizione collection by launching two chronographs with automatic winding!

In this way, the brand perpetuates its own tradition and highlights its enthusiasm for automotive sports. Both models beautifully exemplify the Manufacture’s savoir faire, but each in its own way. The first model, dubbed Stradale, features an elegant profile, while its counterpart, named Circuito, reveals radically more sporty design. The new Sport Competizione collection of chronographs, introduced this year by Girard-Perregaux, pays homage to the world of automobile racing, and features a subtle retro-futuristic look, inspired by the...

Breitling Superocean 44 Special

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Breitling introduces the Superocean 44 Special timepiece. The ocean pilot.

The watch belongs to Breitling’s line of diving watches, which was first introduced in 1957. This time, the special version of the famous Superocean marries all of the distinctive features of an aviator-type watch with a superior level of water resistance, which is typical for divers’ watches! The new ocean pilot watch borrows the excellent readability of the aviator-type watches, and pairs it with large, luminescent indications and highly waterproof case! The Breitling Superocean 44 Special is water resistant to a depth of 1000 met...

Jaeger-LeCoultre Atelier Reverso by Christian Louboutin

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To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the iconic Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre has teamed up with an artisan who has elevated the shoe to an art form. Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Atelier Reverso by Christian Louboutin.

On the occasion of the Reverso’s 85th anniversary, the famous Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre partnered with the popular shoe designer Christian Louboutin for a very special Reverso collection. This time, the iconic Reverso comes in a special, colorful edition, dedicated to all ladies (and some gentlemen) who appreciate high fashion and fine watchmaking. The famous Parisian shoemaker and designer reimagined the colors and straps of the collection, while pointing away from the famous Louboutin red cliché. As he explained...

Kerbedanz Polvs Arcticus Double Tourbillon GMT

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On the occasion of the BaselWorld trade show, the house of Kerbedanz introduced a singular novelty – the Polvs Arcticus Double Tourbillon GMT timepiece, inspired by the Age of Discovery.

The brand new, one-off, Polvs Arcticus Double Tourbillon GMT, which is powered by a double tourbillon GMT caliber, features a gorgeous, elaborate dial, decorated with two miniature spheres that celebrate the scientists and explorers of the past. This unique timepiece, which offers a view of astronomy, maritime horizons, and technical feats, pays homage to the great sea explorers. The watch is named after the Polus Arcticus, a Latin name for the North Pole, the point in the Northern Hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets its surface...

Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to the Rolling Stones

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The house of Zenith presents an exceptional new watch dedicated to the legendary rock 'n' roll band The Rolling Stones.

Zenith unveiled the exclusive Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to the Rolling Stones to mark the occasion of The Rolling Stones' milestone performance in Cuba, on March 25th 2016. In 2014, Zenith entered a collaboration with the Rolling Stones with the first limited edition timepiece based on the Zenith's emblematic El Primero Chronomaster 1969 model. The first Rolling Stones timepiece, which was available in only 250 pieces worldwide, was almost exactly the same as the original, non-limited version of the chronograph. The only distinctiv...

Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel

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On the occasion of the BaselWorld watch and jewelry show, the house of Armin Strom introduced its new Edge Double Barrel, a large, statement timepiece of bold and contemporary design.

Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel is a very large, masculine timepiece that measures no less than 46.8mm in diameter. The watch is made of black PVD-coated stainless steel, which gives it a distinctively audacious, technical appeal. In the manner of Armin Strom’s creations, the dial of the new Edge Double Barrel timepiece has been completely openworked, leaving only an outer black azurage flange with large Arabic numerals, and the small seconds counter with power reserve indicator, at 9 o’clock position. The minute graduations appear o...

Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Île in stainless steel

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Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Île collection, which was first introduced in 2008, represents a modern take on watchmaking tradition. This contemporary range of watches, certified with Hallmark of Geneva and powered by the in-house self-winding calibers, now welcomes a new stainless steel model. The new Quai de l’Île in stainless steel blends three iconic shapes from the visual tradition of the famous Swiss watchmaker. The watch is comfortably sized at 41 mm in diameter, and it utilizes the new Manufacture self-winding Caliber 5100.

The Quai de l’ile collection is named after an urban site bursting with history. Same as the Quai de l’ile urban hub, a crossing place between the left and right banks of the Rhone Quai, the Quai de l’ile collection embodies an avant-garde spirit, with long-standing watchmaking traditions of Vacheron Constantin. The Quai de l’ile s a completely new concept in fine watchmaking, which allows the customer to choose between different cases, finishes and dials, to create the customized watch of his desires. "The historical...

Montblanc Villeret Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique 110 Years Anniversary Limited Edition

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In 2016, the house of Montblanc celebrates its 110th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the famous Swiss manufacture presents a limited edition of three timepieces – the Montblanc Collection Villeret Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique 110 Years Anniversary.

The new, highly exclusive timepiece features an in-house one-minute tourbillon, a double cylindrical balance spring, and the Maison's emblematic Heures Mystérieuses display. Marrying the spirit of innovation and artisanal aesthetic, the watch is completely developed and produced in-house, at the Montblanc workshops in Villeret. The unusual serpentine design evokes the look of Montblanc’s first fountain pen series, the iconic Rouge et Noir line, which was developed in 1906. At the time, the Rouge et Noir fountain pen, with a blac...

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu

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The art of tattooing reinterpreted on the iconic Big Bang.

The house of Hublot has partnered with the Sang Bleu tattoo shop from London, England, to create a special new version of its iconic Big Bang model. This time, in collaboration of Maxime Büchi, founder of the Sang Bleu Tattoo studio, Hublot reinterprets the Big Bang in a new, playful version, with a construction that evokes the symbolism in geometric shapes, so dear to Sang Bleu. Playing with polygons, harmonies and proportions, the new design evokes the golden ratio, also known as the Divine proportion, derived from Leonard de Vin...

Blancpain Metiers d’Art The Great Wave

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Blancpain Metiers d’Art The Great Wave highlights a gemstone used for the first time by Blancpain – Mexican silver obsidian – as well as a favorite Blancpain technique: Japanese rokushō patina.

One of the loveliest watches at this year’s Baselworld is the Blancpain Metiers d’Art The Great Wave. A watch inspired by the restlessness of the sea, and made from Mexican silver obsidian. For the first time ever, Blancpain uses this semi-transparent volcanic rock for one of its dials. Silver obsidian, a smoky gray, almost black stone, speckled with silvery clouds, serves as a base for the magnificent “The Great Wave” applique in white gold. The technique used to create such a delicate adornment isn’t new to...

Breitling Navitimer 1884 Limited Edition

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The Navitimer 1884 limited series - a tribute to Breitling’s rich history.

Breitling introduces a very special, limited edition series of Navitimers, designed to pay a tribute to its rich history. The Breitling Navitimer 1884, is issued in an 1884-piece limited edition, honoring the year of the founding of Breitling by Leon Breitling. At the age of only 24 years, in 1884, he manufactured the first counter chronograph on his own. In 1892 he moved his manufacture to the watchmaker town La Chaux-de-Fonds, where he specialized on pocket chronographs. Leon Breitling died in 1914, but his company continued to flourish. A...

Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti

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Hublot, the art of Fusion concept in Watchmaking, combining exotic materials in Swiss watches.

On the occasion of the BaselWorld watch and jewelry show, the house of Hublot unveiled a new, most elegant version of its flagship Classic Fusion model. This time, the famous Classic Fusion is designed in collaboration with Berluti, the prestigious company specialized in the production of luxury shoes and boots, and known for its unique craftsmanship and leather finishing. By the virtue of special mineral and vegetable tanning, Berluti mastered the art of the color of time. Each pair of Berluti’s shoes is completely unique and their...

Longines Conquest Roland Garros Ladies Model

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Longines introduces the Conquest Roland Garros Ladies model, specially designed to celebrate the prestigious clay court Paris tournament.

The house of Longines celebrates the 10th edition of Roland Garros since the beginning of its partnership with the FFT. To mark the occasion, the famous Swiss watchmaking brand is launching a Conquest Roland Garros model, specifically designed for sportswomen and tennis fans. Longines has been the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Roland Garros tournament since 2007. Last year, the brand launched a dedicated chronograph the Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros, which was specifically designed to respond to the needs of athletes, professiona...

Hermes Faubourg Manchette Joaillerie Timepiece

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The house of Hermes, a French manufacturer established in 1837, has recently presented its new timepiece inspired by its harness- and saddle-making origins – the Faubourg Machete Joaillerie

The artisans working in the workshops of the house have combined leather craft and jewelry making to create a new range of colorful, luxurious pieces. The Hermes Faubourg watch was first introduced two years ago, in 2014, as the smallest timepiece ever produced by the Maison. With a diameter of just 15.5mm, the Faubourg timepiece soon became a new symbol of style and refinement. In 2015, the Faubourg watch was decked out in leather to become the Manchette, thus paying a tribute to Hermes’s history. The Hermes Faubourg Machete retained...

Hermes Slim d'Hermes Mille Fleurs du Mexique

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Hermes has recently launched the Slim d'Hermes Mille Fleurs du Mexique timepiece, a model inspired by a Hermès silk scarf with a motif made by graphic designer Laetitia Bianchi.

Loyal to the traditional aesthetic codes of the Slim collection, Hermes Slim d'Hermes Mille Fleurs du Mexique, features a restrained design and softened profile, as well as an in-house made alligator leather strap. For this special version its simple, understated lines, have been contrasted with a vividly painted mother-of-pearl dial, which serves as a canvas on which artists skilled in miniature painting have reproduced the motif drawing from a Hermes silk scarf. Since each of the dials is hand-painted, the Slim d'Hermes Mille Fleurs du Mex...

Swarovski introduces its first automatic watch for women

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Swarovski AG, the famous Austrian fashion design company, known for its luxury cut lead glass, was one of the exhibitors at this year’s BaselWorld watch and jewelry show.

The brand, which is known as one of the world’s premier jewelry and accessory brands, presented an array of pieces designed for the modern and multifaceted woman. The brand combined its long-standing mastery of crystal cutting with modern designs to create three new brand lines, and some fresh new variations to its cult favorite models. What captured our attention the most is the first automatic ladies’ watch designed by Swarovski. Swarovski Crystalline Hours, a watch that prides of being the first self-winding timepiece designed...

Breguet Type XXI 3817 chronograph

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At BaselWorld 2016 watch and jewelry show, the house of Breguet revealed a new version of its Breguet Type XXI. This military-inspired chronograph is modeled after the historical pieces designed in the 1950's for French air and naval armies.

In its modern-day variant, the legendary Type XXI returns as a civilian version fitted with a self-winding movement. While most of the Breguet's watches are classical, elegant, high-complication, or jewelry creations, the Breguet Type XX.. series is distinctively technical, inspired by solid and technical military tools. Breguet's family was not only involved in fine watchmaking, but also in aviation! The great-great-grandson of Abraham-Louis Breguet, founder of the Breguet workshop, was the genius behind the invention of the gyroplane, which...

Omega Planet Ocean Master Chronometers for BaselWorld 2016

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At BaselWorld 2016, Omega presented 6 new movements and no less than 46 models carrying the Master Chronometer rating.

In 2015, the house of Omega released the Omega Globemaster, a watch that carries the prestigious title of being the world’s first master chronometer. At that time, Omega promised to continue the Master Chronometer saga, and introduce a number of new models certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The new era of excellence continues this year, as Omega slowly fulfills its plan to certify the majority of its mechanical watches as Master Chronometers by 2020. Among the latest additions is the entire range of n...

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Elégance Sartoriale

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Vacheron Constantin presents its new masculine line, Métiers d’Art Elégance Sartoriale, which is announced as a watchmaking tribute to sartorialism.

As Merriam-Webster defines it, sartorialism is an interest of or relating to a tailor or tailored clothes. The new masculine line, dressed to the nines (an English idiom meaning "to perfection" or "buoyantly and high class") represents the Maison's unique take on the classic masculine attire. Same as any other model of the Métiers d’Art collection, the Elégance Sartoriale combines many different artistic crafts, and especially guilloché and enameling. The range is inspired by, and dedicated to, natural-born gentlemen...

Anonimo Militare Alpini Camouflage

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Introducing the Anonimo Militare Alpini Camouflage range

Anonimo is a relatively young watchmaking brand founded in 1997, in Florence, Italy. The founder of the brand, Federico Massacesi, wanted to perpetuate the long-standing tradition of Florentine watchmaking. Anonimo’s watches are manufactured in Florence, with Swiss movements provided by ETA SA or Sellita. The brand focuses solely on production of mechanical watches. After being acquired in 2013, by a group of private investors, Anonimo is pursuing new lines of development in Switzerland. The brand describes its creations as a perfect blen...

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Ref. 5396

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For the house of Patek Philippe, BaselWorld 2016 was a perfect occasion to present a new commemorative model that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the patented Annual Calendar.

The new Annual Calendar Ref. 5396 is a special sequel to the highly successful series that began in Basel in 1996 with the Ref. 5035. The same reference was voted Watch of the Year only a couple of months after its debut at BaselWorld. Since 1996, the Annual Calendar has been rendered in 21 different versions, including jewelry editions aimed at the ladies. The new Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Ref. 5396 is the 22nd model in the Annual Calendar range. Annual Calendar complication elegantly bridges the gap between a simple calendar and the p...

Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar NBA Special Edition

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Tissot designed the new Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar NBA Special Edition, to honor the greatest partnership in its history.

Tissot, a brand dedicated to the search for new technologies, has always been associated with the world of sports. Until this very day, Tissot has timed many of the most important sporting events in the world, from skiing and cycling, to race car driving. The greatest partnership in Tissot’s history was announced in October 2015, when the National Basketball Association (NBA) signed its new multiyear global partnership with the Swiss watch brand. Tissot thus became the first Official Timekeeper of the NBA, Women’s National Basketbal...

Louis Moinet Sideralis timepiece

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On the occasion of the BaselWorld watch and jewelry show, the house of Louis Moinet presented its new creation – the Sideralis timepiece, a watch described as an interstellar inverted double tourbillon.

The Sideralis timepiece is built around two extraordinary tourbillons, both of them oversized with their cages measuring 14,9 mm. This is the largest assembly of two tourbillons ever created, which adds a captivating visual aspect to the watch, allowing the watch lovers to admire and contemplate horological art in all its splendor.   A photo posted by Louis Moinet (@louismoinet) on Mar 21, 2016 at 3:33am PDT The tourbillons are positioned above the movement, and even above the dial, placed in two raised, fully visible cage...

Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297

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At BaselWorld 2016, Ateliers deMonaco presented the Tourbillon Oculus 1297 in titanium.

The brand is one of the rare and recognized independent watch manufactures that specializes in developing and hand-crafting limited edition watches, or unique pieces on request. The brand also prides itself on being the fifth brand bearing the demanding Poinçon de Genève. For BaselWorld 2016,Ateliers deMonaco introduces the Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 in titanium, a watch that honors the Monaco’s royal family, the Grimaldi’s, and the year that Francois Grimaldi, disguised as a monk, snatched power by conq...

Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 for BaselWorld 2016

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On the occasion of the BaselWorld trade show, the house of Christophe Claret introduced three new models, including two new variations of the X-TREM-1 model.

From 2016, the avant-garde X-Trem-1 will also be available in damascened steel combined with white or 5N red gold. This exotic, high-end timepiece of truly contemporary design shows hours and minutes by means of two spheres controlled by magnetic fields. The X-TREM-1 timepiece was first introduced four years ago. This year, the famous manufacturer from Le Locale reveals two new versions, both in damascened steel, and both offered in a strictly limited edition of only 8 pieces. In this way, Christophe Claret joins the most innovative and modern...

Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon

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Graham's BaselWorld release is yet another highly technological timepiece that completes the Superlight Carbon trilogy.

This special limited edition timepiece, dubbed the Chronofighter Superlight Carbon, is made of ultra-lightweight carbon fiber. The total weight of the timepiece is no more than 100 grams! Graham has used the superlight technology to create such a lightweight timepiece. More precisely, four different high-technology forms in carbon processing have been used to create the Chronograph Superlight Carbon. The result is a watch that is extremely light and comfortable to wear, but also rough enough to resist all kinds of shocks and survive the passag...

Romain Jerome the Batman-DNA Gotham City

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RJ-Romain Jerome and DC Entertainment are teaming up again for a new collectible timepiece – the Batman-DNA Gotham City. Same as its predecessor, the new Batman-inspired wristwatch is created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and inspired by The Dark Knight trilogy.

The latest iteration of the Batman-DNA pays tribute to the City of Gotham, a fictional American city, and a home of the famous Caped Crusader – Batman. The famous American Writer, Frank Miller, the author of The Dark Knight Returns, once metaphorically stated that Gotham City is nothing but New York at night. Perhaps that is why Romain Jerome decided to create a dial that comes to life at night. Thanks to a strong blue-emission SuperLuminova, the dial lightens up in low light conditions, giving even deeper perspective to a sophisticated d...