Baselworld

Quick Look: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960/1A-001

August 22, 2014 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Patek Philippe

Quick Look: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960/1A-001

Early this year at Baselworld, Patek Philippe introduced the ref. 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph in stainless steel, which as of this year, replaces the production of all ref. 5960s in gold and platinum.


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The Zeitwinkel 273° in rose gold

July 8, 2014 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Zeitwinkel

The Zeitwinkel 273° in rose gold

Zeitwinkel’s flagship “273°” watch, with its signature big date display and power reserve indicator, is now available in 18K rose gold. The case measures 42.5 mm in diameter by 13.8 mm in thickness, and has a mixture of polished and brushed surfaces. The top surfaces, caseback, lug edges and raised areas of the crown are all fully polished. Whereas, the sides of the case and the non-raised areas of the crown have a distinctive “frosted” matt finish that contrasts the shiny surfaces.


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Victorinox Adds To Maverick Sport Collection

June 23, 2014 | $1,000 or less, Baselworld, Victorinox

Victorinox Adds To Maverick Sport Collection

In 2014, Victorinox added 8 new references to the Maverick Sport collection: four chronographs and four three-hand watches. The dial of each watch is accented in the same red, blue and yellow shades used in the flag of Ibach, Switzerland — the town where Victorinox is headquartered. The same color scheme is also used on the complementary strap in NATO fabric that supplements the original black one.


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Vincent Perriard Introduces HYT Novelties at Baselworld 2014

June 22, 2014 | Baselworld, HYT , Videos

Vincent Perriard Introduces HYT Novelties at Baselworld 2014

For those of you who don’t know about HYT watches, they build high-tech mechanical timepieces that feature a liquid filled tube to indicate the hour. In this video, the CEO of HYT watches, Vincent Perriard, breaks down all of the new HYT Baselworld introductions.


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Hands-On with the New Omega Speedmaster Mark II

June 19, 2014 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Omega

Hands-On with the New Omega Speedmaster Mark II

This year at Baselworld Omega released a modern version of the 1969 Omega Speedmaster Mark II. The original Speedmaster Mark II was equipped with the hand-wound caliber 861, whereas the new model is powered by Co-Axial caliber 3330, a self-winding movement with silicon balance spring and column-wheel chronograph mechanism.


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Introducing the Armin Strom Racing Gravity

June 18, 2014 | Armin Strom, Baselworld, Hands-On

Introducing the Armin Strom Racing Gravity

This is the Armin Strom Racing Gravity that was launched at Baselworld 2014. It is presented in a 43.40 mm by 13.00 mm black PVD treated stainless steel case, with titanium bezel and crown. Armin Strom is one of the sponsors of the Marussia F1 team, and the movement bridges of these limited edition timepieces are made from the original motor block of an F1 car.


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Introducing the Mido Multifort Automatic Titanium collection

June 16, 2014 | Baselworld, Mido

Introducing the Mido Multifort Automatic Titanium collection

These are new titanium versions of the Multifort Automatic three-hand day/date models that were launched at Baselworld in March.

The Multifort Automatic Titanium is available in two versions, and is presented in a 42 mm by 11.25 mm brushed titanium case with black vulcanized rubber bezel. The standard production model has a black dial with white luminous treatment on the hour and minute hands, as well as the indexes. The limited edition model features a grey dial with a grey luminous treatment.


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Introducing the Tissot Visodate Milanais

June 13, 2014 | $1,000 or less, Baselworld

Introducing the Tissot Visodate Milanais

Tissot just launched a new version of their popular Visodate timepiece. The retro style Tissot Visodate Milanais is presented in 40 mm steel case, with a black dial, applied indices, and a signature day/date aperture at 3 o’clock.


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Chopard L.U.C Tourbillon Qualité Fleurier Fairmined

June 11, 2014 | Baselworld, Chopard, Hands-On

Chopard L.U.C Tourbillon Qualité Fleurier Fairmined

At Baselworld 2014, Chopard introduced what they call “The world’s first watch created with Fairmined gold.” They say, “this certification guarantees that the gold was extracted in a responsible manner and that the miners themselves receive fair payment and an overall premium, thereby demonstrating that gold can be sustainably mined.”


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Quick Look: Zenith Captain Elite Central Second

June 7, 2014 | Baselworld, Zenith

Quick Look: Zenith Captain Elite Central Second

This is the Zenith Captain Elite Central Second. It is presented in a 40 mm by 8.15 mm steel case with a domed sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment and a silver-toned sunray finish dial. The rose gold facetted hour and minute hands, and hour markers, contrast against the silver dial nicely. Seconds are indicated via a blue central hand. The date is shown at 6 o’clock.


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