By the time you read this Baselworld is coming to an end. One of the main things to take from the fair is that the watch industry is recovering. We have seen a lot of great watches, across all the brands, and many of them are offered at price points that make sense in today’s market. While we go more in-depth on the novelties in the upcoming weeks, here is a short preview of some of the watches we saw at Haute Time’s last day at Baselworld! Continue reading The Last Day Of Baselworld
TAG Heuer launched the Carrera Heuer-01, a modern reinterpretation of its classic Carrera chronograph watch, at Baselworld 2015. The watch, now a flagship of the brand as well as its current best seller, will soon be available for the first time in a matte black ceramic version. Here’s a sneak peek at the new Heuer-01, which officially launches later this month in Geneva during the SIHH watch fair.
Max Büsser and his team at MB&F collaborated with renowned French watch designer Alain Silberstein in 2009 on the HM2.2 “Black Box,” the first in its series of “Performance Art” timepieces. Today, the brand announces the latest in the series — and one imbued even more deeply with Silberstein’s distinctive design DNA — the MB&F LM1 Silberstein.
The Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon, one of the most buzzed-about timepieces introduced at this year’s Baselworld, is a sailboat for the wrist. The dial miniaturizes elements of the deck of a classic racing yacht, including a wood deck, winches, lines and a mainsail boom. The dial is made of inlaid wood in a color and curved design intended to resemble the deck of a classic yacht.
Hublot has long been known for its bold use of non-conventional materials and combinations of materials in its watch cases; several years ago, the brand even created its own scratch-resistant “Magic Gold” alloy that it has since used in several watch models. This year, Hublot makes horological history with the first large-scale series of watches with cases cut from pure sapphire blocks.
The Ulysse Nardin Freak, with its wildly unconventional no-dial/no-hands time display, was the talk of the watch world when it burst on the scene in 2001, and Ulysse Nardin has used this trailblazing timepiece as the platform — some might say a laboratory — for a number of new innovations since then. The latest version — the aptly named Ulysse Nardin Freak Lab, unveiled at this year’s Baselworld — continues the tradition, incorporating several world-firsts for both the collection and the industry. Here’s what you need to know.