From April, 2013

Blancpain Baselworld 2013

2322-3631-55B- Le Brassus, Tourbillon Carrousel, calendar, power reserve up to 168 hours. Self winding movement. 2358-3631-55B For Baselworld 2013, Blancpain launched another world first complication, a women mechanical chronograph and a diver’s his and her collection. The most notable from the introductions is the complication, where Blancpain combined the tourbillon and the carrousel. These are two devices added to a mechanical movement to reduce the effects of gravity on it’s accuracy. For the first time, both of these time regulators are combined in a single watch by Blancpain, though it isn’t clear whether having two different regulators actually is an…

Baselworld 2013: Breguet

BREGUET REINE DE NAPLES “DAY/NIGHT” 8998 The Breguet Reine De Naples is a beautiful diamond studded ladies mechanical wristwatch that features two dials. The day and night are marked on the upper dial with the Breguet balance-wheel representing the sun, and the moon engraved on a titanium disc, rotating together in 24 hours. Hours and minutes are on the lower dial. It also has 143 diamonds and a power reserve of 57 hours. related links Breguet

New Tagheuer at Baselworld 2013

CARRERA Cal. 36 Chrono “Racing” (43mm) For Baselworld, TAG Heuer has updated their motor inspired Carrera range with four new models. For those not in the know, Carrera remains the standard-bearer of TAG Heuer’s motorsports pedigree that began with the first car dashboard chronograph all the way back in 1911. CARRERA Cal. 36 Chrono (43mm) CARRERA Cal.16 Chrono (41mm) CARRERA Cal. 8 GMT (39mm) related links Tagheuer

The Hublot Masterpiece LaFerrari

Hublot’s new addition to the world of exceptional watchmaking is the all new Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari. It’s a hand-wound tourbillon wristwatch with an eyecatching line of 11 barrels interconnected together that discharge and give the watch its 50 day reserve which I’m told is a world record in power reserve capacity. If you caught the Ferrari in the name, it’s because its tied to that very car and the watch was developed alongside the Ferrari team, though I would suspect that their contribution was limited to the co-branding. Finally, 637 components; The vertical face in front shows the seconds and…

Touch made Invisible

If you ever wanted to imagine a wristwatch from the near future when touch technology became more ubiquitous, this would be it – The feminine Rado Esenza Ceramic touch launching today at Baselworld 2013. All you have to do is to make a gentle press and sweep along the side of the case – left for hours and right for minutes. Oh, and one last thing, it’s the world’s first ceramic touch controlled watch. There will be six new models in this collection – three black and three white. related links Rado

Brilliant Omega Commercial

Even though wristwatch brands are infamous for being in bed with marketing, they surprisingly aren’t known for great advertising, so i would to take this moment to commend Omega on this beautifully animated commercial. Well done. (click here if the video doesn’t show) related links Omega