Watch lovers are waiting to see the new timepieces that will be unveiled at the upcoming Baselworld 2017 fair. HOT previews some Pre Basel watches.
HOT Preview – Pre Basel Watches
The CARRERA Heuer-01 43 mm by TAG Heuer
The Heuer-01 Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph now appears in a new diameter of 43 mm. The watch is already popular since it has redefined the notion of value for money. This time, its sleeker version is sure to appeal to discerning watch lovers. The watch features the iconic 12-part modular case as well as the sapphire case-back reveal the beauty of the mechanism. The chrono functions are all in red. There is a choice of three versions: intense black, deep navy blue and an elegant cognac brown.
The Legacy Machine No 2 Titanium by MB&F
You will be drawn to the eye-catchingly vivid green dial…which catches the light from alternating angles and thus comes alive with constantly changing iridescent sheens and hues of green and blue. Of course, the dual flying balances, suspended high above the dial from four gracefully arcing arms will ceaseless delight those who love mechanical horology. Another exclusive feature- the high-tech titanium alloy used in aerospace and medical applications, offers a perfect blend of strength and lightness in this watch. This one is a limited edition of just 18 pieces.
The Big Bang Unico GMT by Hublot
Trust Hublot to apply trademark ingenuity! In this watch, the watchmaker the use of GMT- a complex complication. It brings a simple patented solution to update the second time zone very quickly, with the time corrected at the push of a button. The two push-buttons adorning the case have been designed to be aesthetically different, and each is used for a specific purpose of time setting. The two time zones occupy the same display space on the dial, ensuring they provide optimum legibility. Make your pick from a titanium or carbon fibre version.
SEALINER GMT BROWNSEA by CVSTOS
The nautical spirit comes alive…The case is sandblasted and coated with a Brown PVD, giving it a mahogany appearance, characteristic in the runabout’s hulls. 2 porthole-shaped openings on each case lateral, invite the eye to dive into the heart of this suspended mechanism. The dial with a central golden bridge is surrounded by sable flange, colour details taken from the metal components incorporated in the boat’s structure. The three-dimensional CVS-6511GMT automatic calibre features a Large Date at 12 o’clock and 24 hours 2nd time zone with a day and night indicator with all functions adjustable via the crown and a minimum power-reserve of 42 hours. A beautiful watch packed with functionality!
Happy Ocean by Chopard
Fun and technical? Yes, these qualities do go together as can be seen from this watch. Both sporty and elegant, Happy Ocean is the ideal watch for exploring the ocean floor, relaxing on a yacht or strolling on the sand. Combined with a large 40 mm steel case, the unidirectional rotating bezel with its two-tone blue-turquoise or blue-raspberry colouring is inspired by azure blue shades and brightly coloured corals, while featuring a wave-shaped design for easier handling under water. Of course, the enthralling suspended diamonds continue to enchant!
This is our first instalment of some Pre-Basel watches to watch out for…keep tuned in for more!
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