Baselworld

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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The TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon

April 6, 2014 | Baselworld, TAG Heuer, Videos

This year at Baselworld TAG Heuer launched the Monaco V4 Tourbillon, the first ever belt-driven tourbillon. Like the original Monaco V4, which was first unveiled in 2004, the Monaco V4 Tourbillon utilizes a linear mass that moves the belts which in turn powers the four barrels.


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Introducing the Christophe Claret Maestroso

April 4, 2014 | Baselworld, Christophe Claret, Hands-On

GALLERY: Christophe Claret Maestroso

Last week at Baselworld 2014, Christophe Claret introduced their newest creation, the Maestroso, a wristwatch that is regulated by a detent escapement instead of the commonly used lever escapement seen in most wristwatches today. Historically, the detent escapement was most commonly used for marine chronometers, which needed to be very accurate in order to calculate longitude while at sea.


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