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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Monday, 30 March 2015

The Women’s Section

According to Jean-Claude Biver, President of the LVMH Group’s Watch Division, “Women are the future of watchmaking.” A few years ago, it was still unimaginable. Display cases turned mothers into seven-year-old girls—back when owning a pink Flik Flak gave life meaning. At Baselworld 2015, women have (at last) been given their own collections. And they cover the full spectrum, from precious to...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Friday, 27 March 2015

De Bethune DB25 Quetzalcoatl

Quetzalcoatl is a composite name in the Nahuatl* language derived from quetzalli and used to describe the large, precious green feathers of the sacred quetzal bird; and coatl, meaning snake. It is one of the main divinities of the Mesoamerican civilisations and the feathered serpent, its most iconic incarnation, reigned for many long centuries over pre-Columbian America. This powerful symbol...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Friday, 27 March 2015

Chopard L.U.C 1963 Tourbillon

Lorsque Chopard rend hommage à la belle horlogerie, c’est de la plus belle des manières. Inscrite dans la lignée des montres L.U.C 1963 et L.U.C 1963 Chronograph, la L.U.C 1963 Tourbillon concentre le meilleur de la haute horlogerie Chopard. Son cadran de haute facture est en émail Grand Feu. Son mouvement tourbillon est certifié COSC et présente une réserve de marche de 9 jours. Couplée avec son...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Thursday, 26 March 2015

A matter of great complexity

The tourbillon has spread like wildfire through the profession, to the extent that companies which choose to make it the only complication in a calibre could easily be accused of taking the easy option. Not so at Baselworld. While any self-respecting watchmaker today would feel a pinch of shame at not having a tourbillon in its collections, this hasn't always been the case. For many decades,...

Christophe Roulet

 
Point of view // Va' pensiero // Thursday, 26 March 2015

In honour of merit

A few days after Jacques Duchêne passed away, I searched various print and online newspapers for articles on this truly exceptional personality in Swiss watchmaking. And was surprised by how little I found. As though a career spanning several decades could be written in the sand when he left us pages that are carved in the stone of an era. And so I would like to briefly remember him here. I may...

Franco Cologni

 
Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Class(ic) acts

While complications are a rite of passage in any watchmaker's quest for horological kudoz, the minimalist approach that strips the dial bare of all but hours, minutes and possibly seconds is an unforgiving art. Certain exhibitors at Baselworld have elevated the time-only watch to the ultimate exercise in style. When Boucheron unveiled the Épure watch two years ago, it was in dire need of a...

Christophe Roulet

 
Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524

With its new Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, Patek Philippe pays tribute to the courageous pioneers of aeronautics, recalls milestones in aviation, and touches upon the fact that the eminent family-owned Genevan manufacture also contributed to the conquest of the skies. Only 24 years elapsed between the Wright brothers' first powered flight on December 17, 1903, and Charles Lindbergh's...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Omega Globemaster

On Wednesday 18 March, Omega hosted a highly attended event at Basel's von Bartha art gallery where the brand unveiled the highlight of its new collection and the certification that makes it such a revolutionary timepiece. The Globemaster, with its iconic pie-pan dial and fluted bezel, is the world's first Master Chronometer - it is the first mechanical timepiece to not only exceed the standards...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40

Rolex is introducing the new generation of its most prestigious model, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, featuring a modernized design with a 40 mm case as well as a new mechanical movement, calibre 3255, which sets a new standard for chronometric performance. The new Day-Date redefines the status of superlative chronometer, established by Rolex in the late 1950s, with criteria for accuracy on the...

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