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We fell for their design, their movement, their evocative history or originality. Discover the watches from this year's Baselworld that captured the heart of HH Journal's editorial team.
Specialists at Audemars Piguet spent more than 600 hours developing this Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. The complexity inherent to its movement was compounded by the challenges of machining and finishing the watch's black ceramic. An impressive achievement on every level.
Neo-retro colours, a 40-mm diameter, broad fluted crown, oversized numerals and an in-house movement: the new Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40mm is vintage for today. For men and women.
Two overlapping cut-out discs driven by an inverted gear system, and two tourbillons rotating in opposite directions bring mesmerising movement to the dial of this Mobilis.
The biggest European private equity firm, CVC Capital Partners, has acquired a controlling stake in Breitling. The Schneider family, owner of the brand since 1979, retains a 20% share. The transaction, valued at €800 million, will close in June subject to approval by competition authorities.
Daintier and with more substance, Harry Winston has fitted an automatic movement inside the smaller case of the Midnight watch in gold and diamonds. Glamour and performance guaranteed.