Introducing the Chopard L.U.C. 8HF Power Control Black Ceramic

April 20, 2014 | Baselworld, Chopard

Introducing the Chopard L.U.C. 8HF Power Control Black Ceramic

Chopard first unveiled their 8Hz ultra-high beat wristwatch, powered by in-house L.U.C caliber 01.06-L — at Baselworld 2012. This year they revealed a new version with the same case dimensions, but in matte black ceramic instead of titanium, and powered by all an new movement (caliber 01.09-L), which is based on the original but with a new power reserve function added.


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Hands-On with the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 in Platinum

April 19, 2014 | Baselworld, Breguet

Hands-On with the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 in Platinum

In 2013, Breguet introduced the 5377 Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin, the world’s thinnest tourbillon. It was initially only shown to the press in rose gold, even though at the time it was revealed that it would eventually be available in both rose gold and platinum. And so, while this is not a new release per se — this is the first time the platinum model has been exhibited.


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Martin Braun explains the Antoine Martin Tourbillon Astronomique 's 14 Complications

April 17, 2014 | Antoine Martin, Baselworld, Videos

Martin Braun explains the Antoine Martin Tourbillon Astronomique 's 14 Complications

Martin Braun, the watchmaker behind the brand Antoine Martin, and the same guy that brought us the Slow Runner last year, does a 3-minute walk through of his newest creation, the Tourbillon Astronomique — with 14 total complications.


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Casio Launches Newest Bluetooth G-Shock Watch at Baselworld

April 16, 2014 | $1,000 or less, Baselworld, Casio

Casio Launches Newest Bluetooth G-Shock Watch at Baselworld

Last year, Casio introduced G-Shocks equipped with v4.0 Bluetooth, the first to feature two-way communication. Using the buttons on the G-Shock, you could control the volume level on an iPhone 5, for example. Now, for 2014, the G’mix Rotary Switch (shown), controls your volume with the crown instead. Pretty cool.


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Hands-On with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 at The Explorers Club in NYC (Slideshow)

April 15, 2014 | Hands-On, Jaeger-LeCoultre

GALLERY: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958

In New York City last week we got a hands-on look at the new 2014 Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 collection. The images include three new models (steel, rose gold and platinum) as well as one vintage Geophysic. Being that the Geophysic was originally developed for use during scientific exploration, it is fitting that the international launch of the collection took place at The Explorers Club in NYC. The exclusive membership only club is devoted to the people who risk their lives to explore the planet’s most extreme locations.


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Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to the Geophysic 1958

April 14, 2014 | Hands-On, Jaeger-LeCoultre

Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to the Geophysic 1958

Last week, Jaeger-LeCoultre unveiled a new collection that pays tribute to a timepiece originally produced in 1958 for scientists, explorers and adventurers — the Geophysic. The name Geophysic comes from International Geophysical Year, which was an international scientific project that lasted from July 1, 1957, to December 31, 1958. It marked the end of a long period during the Cold War when scientific interchange between East and West had been seriously interrupted.


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