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

Apr 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  1 Comment

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

Chopard Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Iconic Wristwatch

May 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Chopard, the Swiss-based luxury watch, jewelry, and accessories brand, was founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard when he was only 24. Today, the brand is celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of its most coveted timepieces with a new model and customization options. The Happy Sport collection, as the name implies, is designed to be elegant, sporty and playful. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first model in the collection, Chopard is releasing a women's version of the model, called the Happy Sport Medium Automatic. The new model will be available in eight different variations priced from $8,100 to $41,240. An open sapphire crystal back is exquisitely feminine and allows the wearer to see the watch's self-winding movement.... Read More

Raymond Weil Helps Kick Off Baselworld 2013 With New Video

Apr 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

The luxury watch and jewelry world’s most prestigious and anticipated event of the year commences today for a week-long exhibit that is sure to be fantastic. Held in Geneva each spring, the fair features around 1,800 companies who wish to showcase their timepieces, jewelry, and precious stone pieces along with the latest developments and innovations within their respected industries. This year, one brand whose selections we have been particularly looking forward to seeing is Raymond Weil, and it just so happens that the Swiss label is helping kick off this year’s coveted event in a musical way.... Read More

New Watchmaker 88 Rue du Rhone Has its Roots in Generations of Swiss Craftsmanship

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

As grandsons of the renowned Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil, brothers Elie and Pierre Bernheim were raised surrounded by master craftsmen, developing a passion and in-depth knowledge of watchmaking early on. With timepieces constructed with the upmost excellence and exquisite designs, these young brothers have successfully created a Swiss luxury watch brand for a new era of collectors. And now, for the first year ever, the Bernheim brothers and co-founders of 88 Rue du Rhone will be presenting their collection at the Baselworld Fair next month.... Read More

Pre-Baselworld Preview of Raymond Weil Watches

Mar 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

As a self-proclaimed aficionada for all things shiny (with an extra affinity towards watches,) the up-coming Baselworld set to commence April 25 already has me giddy with anticipation. Every spring some 1,800 of the world’s most renowned companies from the watch, jewelry and precious stone industries that flock to this Swiss watch making mecca to display their luxury collections.... Read More

Hublot & Ferrari's The Big Bang Ferrari Watch Makes Public Debut in Japan

Mar 21, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

The collaborative efforts of Hublot and Ferrari made its public debut this month at in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. The Big Bang Ferrari wristwatch was formally introduced at the Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2012 at the Suzuka International Racing Course.... Read More

Hublot Debuts World's Most Expensive Watch at BASELWORLD

Mar 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  4 Comments

Bloomberg reported on the then-forthcoming Hublot $5-million women’s wristwatch back in early October 2011. The much-anticipated timepiece finally met the world yesterday on the first day of BASELWORLD Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel, Switzerland, according to a report filed by the AFP.... Read More

Franc Vila's New Ultra-Limited Edition SuperLigero Concept Timepiece

Nov 22, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Watches: This year, at Baselworld, the timepiece industry saw a great deal of innovation, with designers integrating the 21st century into both the aesthetics of their timepiece design, and the technology of their movements.... Read More

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