Saturday, February 6, 2010

BaselWorld 2010 Preview Pt. III

More goodies slated to appear this year in Basel.

I should mention if you see something in these previews that you would like me to explore a little bit more, just let me know I'd be happy to. Take a look at the latest Frederique Constant tailored to boys from the ages of 12-16; that's one way to try to pass along the watch bug. Click on each respective brand name for links to their official websites.



Junior AutomaticDesigned for young men aged 12 to 16, the Junior Collection was created by Frédérique Constant to provide fathers who love beautiful Swiss watches with the opportunity to commemorate an important stage in their son’s life. Housing an automatic movement, the Junior has a back specially designed for the engraving of a personal message, which can be submitted on-line.

Maxime Manufacture LadyWith its FC-700 calibre – a Frédérique Constant creation from A to Z – the Maxime Manufacture Lady is as technical as it is elegant. A combination of horological mastery and aesthetic refinement, it will surpass the expectations of the modern woman wishing to return to real values.



Hydroscaph Big Date Power Reserve
Gérald Clerc, representing the brand’s fourth generation, is the creative force behind the Hydroscaph, a timepiece that embodies a new type of construction by incorporating the most advanced technologies. Comprising more than 75 components, the patented 18K red gold and black titanium case is equipped with a helium escape-valve guaranteeing water-resistance to a depth of 1,000 metres. Manufactured in Switzerland. Three-year international guarantee.

Odyssey Lady Skeleton
The Clerc brand has created a precedent and opened a new era by combining futuristic aesthetics and case construction in an haute joaillerie timepiece. Individually numbered and manufactured in Switzerland, this vibrant tribute to beauty and femininity is an exquisite example of high contemporary watchmaking art.



Observatoire 1872 Minute RepeaterIn 1872, Badollet pocket-watches took the first three places of the Concours de l’Observatoire. The brand is now proud to present this magnificent model equipped with a minute repeater and flying tourbillon and housed in a case designed to recall the style of the fob-watch. This little horological masterpiece is adorned with an opaline skeleton dial set with 72 diamonds and 12 sapphires, through which the hammers, gongs and flying tourbillon can be admired on the bridge side.

Crystalball Chronograph
Taking personalisation to its very limits thanks to a remarkable choice of materials for the dial and case, the Crystalball Chrongraph encapsulates the mastery of the watchmakers of Badollet. The most stunning example is the manufactory-made column-wheel mono-pushpiece chronograph movement combined with a regulator tourbillon and a 120-hour power reserve.



Historiador SemanalTrue to its origins, Cuervo y Sobrinos has reinterpreted a model it brought out in the 1940’s. At that time, the movement made by the brand was patented. Nostalgic for this period when Havana was at the height of its splendour, the brand has devoted two years of research to develop a new in-house movement that is an improvement on the original. Introducing the indication of the week in the form of numbers – hence the word “semanal” (weekly) – and indicating the days, date and month in a circle all the way round the dial are dramatic proof of how valuable all that patient work was!

The objective was to create a truly elegant sporty watch, one that offered as much style as wearer comfort. The case has been worked in titanium to make it more resistant to corrosion and to lessen the weight. A contemporary mechanical piece of true distinction, the new S05 from Armand Nicolet has surpassed all the expectations of its creator!


More to come...very soon!

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