BaselWorld, the premier event for the watch and jewelry industry, with more than 2000+ prestigious companies congregating to showcase their pieces, takes place this March 17- 24. The show attracts everyone from designers and purchasers, to the global press and consumers who wish to experience all these amazing offerings in one location. Here are our picks for some of the best watch debuts.
THE SPEEDMASTER MOONPHASE
This timepiece follows the phases of the moon. A bold use of blue gives the timepiece its distinctive look. The sun brushed dial, ceramic bezel and leather strap are all in brilliant blue. The case is in stainless steel and the twin two-handed subdials with rhodium-plated circles give the watch a beautifully symmetrical look.
OMEGA has furthered the innovation of this timepiece with a small seconds feature as well as Master Chronometer status.
Starts at $7140. Available in stores Oct 2016
Small Seconds Co-Axial Master Chronometer
Stainless steel and 18K red gold with white pearled mother-of-pearl dial and diamond-paved bezel is pure elegance. The charm of this Constellation lies in the small seconds feature that has been placed at 9 o’clock. With four diamond markers, the subtle inclusion offers a unique extension to the collection.
Available in stores Oct 2016
OCTO FINISSIMO MINUTE REPEATER
Bulgari launches a new collection to its already iconic Octo watch. The Octo Minute Repeater Finissimo, which sets the record for the thinnest on the market.
“This chiming watch sets a new standard within the field of the highly complicated extra-thin creations and follows the Octo Tourbillon Finissimo world record launched in 2014. With the new Minute Repeater, the Maison is laying a new milestone in the field of incomparably slim timepieces” says Guido Terreni, Managing Director of Bulgari Horlogerie
Developed and produced in house the BVL Calibre 362 measures just 3.12mm thick and the overall case thickness amounts to only 6.85mm. The strap is Vulcanised black alligator leather with, triple-blade titanium folding clasp.
WORLD TIME CHRONOGRAPH REF. 5930.
In the new Ref. 5930, the fusion of a chronograph and a World Time watch presents itself with a classic round case in 18K white gold. It features the same winglet-style strap lugs that were a key design element of the 1940s and 1950s World Time watches.
The World Time Chronograph has a moving city disk with place names that each represent one of the 24 international time zones as well as a moving 24-hour ring on which the time is indicated for the city that stands directly above it.
It boasts a Blue opaline dial, hand-guilloched, gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating and a navy blue alligator strap with square scales, hand-stitched with fold-over clasp. The case is endowed with a sapphire-crystal display back that reveals the stunning beauty and flawless finish of the movement.