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Baselworld 2015: Smartwatches, the Swiss Franc and China's Declining Economic Growth

Mar 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Yesterday was the last day of Baselworld and it ended on successful note. Statistics for this year’s event are in and despite numbers dropping in some areas and spiking in others, it was an exhibition not to be missed.

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Monaco V4 Phantom Earns Its Name With a Carbon-Brushed Blackout Watch Face

Mar 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Wow. This year’s most surprising timepiece from Tag Heuer may not be their smartwatch collaboration with Intel and Google, but this matte-black piece that gives new meaning to the term incognito.

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Four Years in the Making: Angelus Finally Presents the U10 Tourbillion Lumière at Baselworld

Mar 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Unique watch faces are making a steady appearance at Baselworld, the latest coming from Angelus with the U10 Tourbillion Lumière. A unique movement, the dial is housed separately, parallel to the tourbillion, a mechanical vision that took over two years to realize.

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Omega Globalmaster Announced as World's First Master Chronometer Timepiece

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Baselworld is known for its record-breaking announcements, one-of-a-kind showpieces and world-renowned collections. The latest to come from the Swiss horological event is the Omega Globemaster.

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Baselworld News: Google Teams Up With Tag Heuer to Challenge the Apple Watch

Mar 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Google is about to go head-to-head with Apple. The latest news at Baselworld reveals a partnership between Tag Heuer, Google and Intel to release one of the first Swiss smart watches. Slated to be released by the end of the year, the luxury wearable will be powered by Intel technology and Andriod Wear.

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Trend Watch: The 5 Most Popular Designs to Expect at Baselworld 2015

Mar 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Baselworld starts today. This means over the next week we’ll be racking up a list of our favorite timepieces and must-haves for the year. And there are some stunning works to watch out for this season.

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HYT's H3 Uses Water to Tell Time, Houses Hydromechanical Marvel to Be Unveiled at BaselWorld

Mar 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The world of luxury watches is changing, and what was once an elite group of Swiss brands now consists of a wide variety of young horologists willing to push the envelope. HYT Watches has been praised for being one of these innovators.

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Baselworld 2014: News, Trends and Statistics From The World's Largest Horology Event

Apr 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The close of 2014 Baselworld ended on a positive note last week with eight days of 1,500 exhibitors unveiling timepieces, jewelry and related products to over 150,000 attendees including journalists, buyers and visitors. The annual event held each year in the city of Basel, Switzerland, is the leading tradeshow in international luxury watches and jewelry. 

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Ateliers deMonaco Premiers New Tourbillon Oculus Petite Minute at Baselworld

Apr 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Monaco may not be the place we immediately think of when we start to dream of luxury watches, but Ateliers deMonaco is definitely beginning to attract our attention. Premiering their Tourbillon Oculus Petite Minute at Baselworld this week, the independent watch manufacturer is offering a new timepiece that parallels with some of the best Swiss brands, but with multinational designs and a unique take on craftsmanship. 

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Famed French Fashion House Hermes Unveils Ltd. Edition Dressage L'heure Masquée Watch at Baselworld

Apr 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

At the exclusive Baselworld watch expo in Switzerland, famed French fashion house Hermès just unveiled one of the world’s most unique timepieces. Dubbed the Dressage L'heure Masquée, it cleverly obscures the hour hand’s indication until you activate it.

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Why Breva's New Génie 02 Air Might Have Some Men Jumping Off Of Cliffs

Mar 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Calling all the Richard Bransons of the world, Breva has released a new timepiece just for you. To combine your love for adventure and luxury, the Swiss brand has created the Génie 02 Air, a unique blend of both functional altimeter and handsome watch that will cater to even the most discerning thrill-seekers.

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Reissue of Girard-Perregaux’s Iconic Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges Is Released At Baselworld

Mar 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While most classic, luxury timepieces have simple characteristics and clean styling, Girard-Perregaux’s Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges is taking traditional detailing to a whole new level. A reinterpretation of the heritage Tourbillon with Three Bridges made almost 150 years ago, the new timepiece focuses on maintaining quality craftsmanship while reinventing design for the modern era.

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Breguet Previews Thinnest Self-Winding Tourbillon Watch at Baselworld

Mar 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

As Baselworld gets into full swing some of the most prestigious and well-known horological brands in the world are releasing some truly stunning timepieces that we can’t wait to get our hands on. One of the new watches, only previewed at Baselworld 2013, is Breguet's Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5377—a sleek piece inspired by Breguet’s affinity for innovative craftsmanship.

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New Tudor Heritage Black Bay Watch Is Unveiled Just In Time For Baselworld

Mar 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Today Tudor is announcing the release of their new Tudor Heritage Black Bay watch. The second edition of the Black Bay timepieces, this new luxury watch pays homage to the brand’s predecessors through form, aesthetics and function—a complete reinterpretation of the 2012 version. 

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Breitling Unveils World's First Wristwatch With Dual Frequency Transmitter

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

At the Baselworld watch expo that wrapped up yesterday in Switzerland, luxury timepiece brand Breitling unveiled a real-life James Bond gadget: the world’s first watch with a dual frequency locator beacon. Better yet, the stylish luxury timepiece does double duty as a high-tech search-and-rescue instrument. The Emergency II, with a steel case and yellow dial, is priced at $15,750 and is fully compliant with the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite alert system which serves to both issue alerts and guide search and rescue missions. Developed in conjunction with a major scientific institute specializing in aerospace, defense and industry, the Emergency II also features a revolutionary rechargeable battery and an integrated a... Read More

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