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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.