Baselworld

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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Introducing the Rolex Milgauss "Z Blue"

April 9, 2014 | Baselworld, Rolex

Introducing the Rolex Milgauss "Z Blue"

Originally created in 1956 for engineers and technicians who are exposed to magnetic fields which disrupt the watch accuracy, the Milgauss was designed to resist magnetic interference up to 1,000 gauss, hence the name “mille” which is French for “thousand.”

The big Milgauss news for 2014 is the new Z blue dial — combined with the green sapphire crystal and orange lightning-bolt shaped seconds hand. The name “Z Blue” comes from the zirconium content in the alloy of the dial.


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Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Prototipo + Eberhard & Co. Contograf

April 8, 2014 | Baselworld, Lifestyle

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Prototipo + Eberhard & Co. Contograf

At Baselworld, alongside a beautiful vintage 1960s Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Prototipo, Eberhard & Co launched a new chronograph inspired by a watch from the same era.

The Eberhard & Co. Tribute to Contograf 1960s was inspired by a type of chronograph common in the 1960s called a “Contograf” that helps count 3-minute increments. Phones from that period charged in increments of 3-minutes, hence the 3-minute markings on the 30-minute chronograph counter (at 3 o’clock).


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Introducing the Armin Strom One Week Skeleton (Slideshow)

April 7, 2014 | Armin Strom, Baselworld, Hands-On

GALLERY: Armin Strom One Week Skeleton

Armin Strom, a brand whose founder is best known for his expertise in skeletonizing and engraving of timepieces, introduced their first totally in-house manufactured skeleton timepiece at Baselworld last month. The Armin Strom One Week Skeleton is powered by manually wound caliber ARM09-S runs at a rate of 2Hz and has a 7-day power reserve. This is not your typical skeletonized movement, as each piece requires 4 days of hand engraving and another 3 days of hand finishing. The main plate is fully skeletonized, as are gear-train bridges and barrel-bridges. Moreover, the components are all decorated with classical hand engravings.


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