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News // News models // Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Breguet Reine de Naples Princesse Mini

In 1810, Abraham-Louis Breguet produced the first wristwatch for Caroline Murat, queen of Naples. This timepiece is noted for the delicate shape of its case with its elegant curves that, apart from being an ode to femininity, cannot but evoke the origins of all life. The watch is not only distinguished by its emblematic shape, but also by its movement. While many watchmakers produce mechanical...

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News // Events // Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Watches&Wonders returns to Hong Kong from Sept 30th to Oct 3rd 2015

Watches&Wonders, an exclusive and unique experience, will return to Hong Kong this autumn for another four days packed with fine watchmaking culture and sublime timepieces. This will be the third edition of the one-of-a-kind exhibit which offers an elite Asian public unrivalled access to some of the most exquisite creations the time-honoured traditions behind them. The Chief Executive...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Speake-Marin Vertical Double Tourbillon

The Speake-Marin Vertical Double Tourbillon features two 60-second tourbillons linked by a limited-slip spring clutch, oven-fired enamel dial, power reserve indicator and day/night indicator. Configuring the tourbillons vertically on the left means time can be easily read from the edge of a shirt cuff while the tourbillons remain concealed – discreet, understated sophistication at its best. ...

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

Louis Vuitton Escale Worldtime Minute Repeater

Designed for style-conscious globetrotters and for businessmen who appreciate exclusive time- pieces, the new Escale Repetition Minutes Worldtime watch pushes the boundaries of creativity in watchmaking just that little further, while continuing to draw its inspiration from the history of Louis Vuitton and its legendary trunks. At a time when borders are disappearing, Louis Vuitton offers an...

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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...

Mathilde Binetruy / WtheJournal.com

 
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

When Chopard pays tribute to watchmaking excellence, it does so in the finest possible way. Joining the proud lineage of L.U.C 1963 and L.U.C 1963 Chronograph watches, the L.U.C 1963 Tourbillon is a concentrated blend of the very best in Chopard haute horlogerie. Its finely crafted dial is in Grand Feu enamel. Its tourbillon movement is COSC certified and boasts a nine-day power reserve. This...

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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