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Bvlgari’s Smart Watch

Another luxury brand entering ‘smart’ foray is Bvlgari with its Diagono Magnesium. This time it’s on the security spectrum of the digital revolution.


The Subcraft

I’ve always had a soft spot for 70s inspired lateral display watches and by at that extension, I obviously have one for the Romain Jerome’s more aerodynamic update of their earlier spacecraft watch – The Subcraft.


A footnote from Apple’s past

On the eve of Apple’s launch of its first smart watch and with its shadow looming over this year’s Baselworld, there was a rather curious footnote tucked away somewhere in hall 2.2. A rather cheeky press release lured down the rabbit hole baiting you with the headline – “Smart Design instead of Smart Watch”.


De Bethune novelties

The most intriguing novelty from the De Bethune stable this year is the oddly named Quetzalcoatl. The intention was to reference a portion of human history.


The Titan Rises

Big. Giant. Grand – It’s filled up to its neck in indicators, orbiting satellites and a flying retrograde that measure time from a expected scale of seconds, minutes and hours, to day, month, years, a 100 years – all the way up to a 1000 years. The UR-1001 is massive.


The Spectacle continues

HYT, the hydro-mechanical time-lords, added more novelties to their star line-up at Baselworld 2015, the highlight being the rectangular H3 version of their marvellous water based timepiece.


Bell and Ross at Baselworld 2015

Bell & Ross scrapes up a plethora of homages this season with its new updates. The most significant of it is the tenth anniversary of the BR01 – the flight instrument inspired design that was a game changer for the company when it first came out in 2005. Ten years on, it remains a strong part of the brand’s DNA.


Tag Heuer’s Baselworld 2015

The 2015 Baselworld marks a marked change for Tag. First, there was the smart watch announcement, then the new fleet of Ambassadors drawn from different fields of sports, fashion and entertainment


Tag Heuer goes smart

Baselworld 2015 marks a change in direction for Tag Heuer. A lot has happened in between the previous edition of the fair including, a change in the brand’s direction, layoffs and a new CEO: Jean-Claude Biver. All this has led to a climatic announcement of a partnership between Google, Intel and Tag Heuer.


The Bitcoin Wristwatch

In the future, every new currency will need a modest entry-level luxury wristwatch to help spread its gospel or at-least to milk its disciples of their hard-earned “insert currency here”.

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Are you a Rolex or a Patek?

CNN recently did a simplified customer profile of what a typical customer for a Rolex is versus one who would wear a Patek Philippe. It was enough of a lightening rod to spark a mini debate in its comment section that was mildly entertaining: Mehren Adeli “Since when Rolex is compared with Patek? You can…

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Limited Edition: Arnold & Son’s Tribute to Charles Darwin

Arnold & Son has announced a trio of timepieces marking Charles Darwin’s voyage of discovery. It’s a limited edition series of eight sets of three watches. Each of the watches feature hand-painted miniature of HMS Beagle, the ship that took Darwin on his three survey voyages. The Beagle’s second voyage is best known for a…