As we wait with bated breath for the Baselworld watch fair to start, HOT reveals some Pre-Basel collections that are sure to make your marvel at the horological grandeur of the fair!
Pre-Basel Watches 2 – BaselWorld 2017
The North Sea by Ulysse Nardin
This striking Champlevé Minute Repeater is a powerful homage to the oil industry. Finely crafted in gold and champlevé enamel, this timepiece is an incredibly realistic depiction of the mighty off-shore drilling rigs that dig deep for the world’s precious “black gold”. The majestic rig rises from the black sea, with its delicately wrought waves in the foreground. A dramatic red sky highlights the stunningly detailed structure, while in the background, another golden rig works industriously away! But what’s really breath-taking is the gold cranes, the Jaquemarts, that move and sound when the minute repeater is activated! Crystalline chimes meet impressive mechanical timekeeping in one of the most beautiful timepieces!
Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl by Jaquet Droz
The perfect luminescence of mother-of-pearl works its magic on the legendary Grande Seconde. Its shimmering contrasts with the red gold of the case and the inner bezel ring are further enhanced by a river of diamonds. The tourbillon, a miniature mechanical sculpture indeed, has a silicon balance-spring and pallet horns, the guarantee of absolute and lasting precision. The 88-piece limited series honours women by dedicating a mechanically complex piece within which resides absolute beauty!
Golden Bridge Rectangle by Corum
If it is the Golden Bridge..it has to be Corum. The entire architecture of this bridge has become iconic and it is synonymous with the brand. This is why we are very excited to see the wonder expressed in a new, refined rectangular look of the classic Golden Bridge. The design codes of Art Deco take prominence here. Perfectly proportioned, the Golden Bridge fits beautifully on the wrist. Indeed, this is Swiss horology at its best!
Colt Skyracer by Breitling
It is youthful…it is dynamic…it harbour
s a winning spirit! The Colt by Breitling is a brand-new model dedicated to thrill-seekers. There is a lot to look out for, such as the avant-garde case in Breitlight and an ultra-technical black look. High-performance, efficiency and ultra-reliability: these features are a part of its DNA. The 45 mm case in Breitlight is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, yet significantly harder. A champion of precision, the watch is fitted with a thermocompensated SuperQuartzTM movement, ten times more accurate than standard quartz and chronometer-certified by the COSC. A clear champion!
LVCEA Moon Phases by Bulgari
When light meets the moon…there is bound to be magic. A watch with pure beauty meets a complication that is much loved. The moon-phase aperture is shaped like the arc of a circle in the upper part of the mother-of-pearl dial on this luminous round watch. In a delicate and subtle manner, the sky against which the moon appears takes on a shade matching that of the alligator leather strap. Delicate and pure refined beauty for the elegant women…and of course, a love match between the ‘light’ watch and the ‘night star’!
The excitement around the Baselworld fair is building up at a rapid pace! Stay tuned for some more stellar Pre-Basel collections that promise to bowl you over!
READ: Pre-Basel Watches 1