From March, 2009

Carl F. Bucherer first complete movement

The New Carl F. Bucherer wristwatch called the Patravi EvoTec Daydate uses their very own movement – the FB A1000 which they premiered at last year’s Baselworld. This is the first time they’ve used it in a model and since this is their very first movement, there are a lot of high-fives going around at their booth this year. This was the result of their purchase of a workshop by the name of Techniques Horlogeres Appliquees SA (THA) in Ste-Croix, that they renamed to Carl F. Bucherer Technolgies SA (CFBT). related links Carl F. Bucherer

Levi’s at BW09

L028gi-1 Levi’s which is being produced under license to O.D.M (The brand) finally made it’s first appearance at Baselworld in Hall No. 2. The brand was first launched in asia a few years ago and has made regular appearances at the Hong Kong Watch & Clock fair. Anyway, here are some of the latest models: L027gi-1 L023gi-1 L002GU-1 L026gi-2 L021gu-4 L024gu-2 L022gu-1 related links Levi’s

Guess goes Automatic

Sport Class Xls Callanen International, a subsidiary of Timex corp, continued with their mission to upscale some of their brands by taking the Gc collection from Guess one step further by including three new mechanical models. The automatics will be available by the end of the year and the expected retail price is between 3000€ – 3500€ The new GC Sea Automatic S-4 Lady Gc Mechanical Skeleton Sport Class Xls related links Guess

Formex Grand Prix

Formex’s new timepiece is targeted at racing car enthusiasts. The case can be inclined on a 90° axis between 10.30 and 1.30 using a lever at 4 o’clock. The novel crown-guard prevents any inadvertent altering of the time. The openworked dial offers a magnificent view of the Grand Prix movement. Limited edition of 199 pieces. related links Formex

More Hamilton

The Hamilton Ventura XXL Elvis Anniversary collection The HV XXL is a sexier update on the iconic Ventura design that’s been around since the days before quartz. The Jazzmaster Moonphase Khaki Base Jump Khaki King Khaki X-Mach Khaki GMT Air Race related links Hamilton

Three Timezones

A very sexy three timezone Hamilton watch that was just introduced at Baselworld 2009. It’s called the Doc-X02 related links Hamilton

Baselworld 2009: Dead on Arrival?

Just a heads up, I’ll be covering this year’s Baselworld fair. However, it’s been predicted that this year that the recession is going to take a toll on the fair in terms of business and visitors. In any case, 1952 exhibitors are exhibiting. related links Baselworld

Ulysse Nardin’s Mechanical Phone

Ulysse Nardin’s puts a new spin on the luxury phone trend by creating a phone that requires a mechanical rotor to power it just like your mechanical watch. There are no details yet but they intend to reveal it during the upcoming Baselworld 2009 which I’ll be covering in detail. related links Ulysee Nardin