Liquid Time: Introducing the HYT H3 Linear Watch (BaselWorld 2015)

 |  March 25th, 2015

We were among the first to introduce the world to the concept of liquid watches back in 2011 when Vincent Perriard, Founder of HYT (Hydro-Mechanical Timepieces) shared with us his concepts of using liquid for the time indication of a watch. He launched his brand in 2012 at BaselWorld and now, three years later, unveils the third evolution. (You can read about other HYT evolutions here, here and here.) The new HYT H3 takes the idea of liquid time indications to new heights with this watch that – for the first time – is rectangular instead of round in shape. The two-tiered case design features an all-new movement and a linear indication of time, as opposed to a circular around-the-dial…

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Fun Fun Fun — Corum Unveils a Limited Edition Bubble Phantom Watch (BaselWorld 2015)

 |  March 24th, 2015

While we are very rushed here at BaselWorld, we couldn’t wait to drop the news: Corum is unveiling a new limited edition Bubble watch! That’s right, this much-coveted, iconic watch  from the year 2000, is making a short return in the form of the a limited edition piece to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the watch.  The new Bubble Phantom 47mm automatic timepiece  is created in black PVD stainless steel with SuperLuminova hands and markers, a minute circle  on the flange and  antireflective domed sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 100 meters, just 350 pieces of the Limited Edition Bubble will be produced — but get this – they are retailing for a cool  $3,950.  WE will bring you more up-close-and-personal pictures of this…

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Jacob & Co Unveils New Astronomia Watches and an $18 Millon Watch (BaselWorld 2015)

 |  March 23rd, 2015

This year, Jacob & Co. – masters at haute joaillerie watches — once again surprises and delights with a huge array of timepieces that range from complex tourbillons to stunning emerald delights. Last year, the brand released its Astronomia watch — you can read about that here. This year, there are several new renditions — in an updated format that brings the Earth and moon to all new heights. The new Astronomia  watch has been reconfigured with a larger, more open aired domed sapphire crystal for viewing the sun, moon, and tourbillon with multi axis’s.  The newest pieces: Astronomia Baguette and Aventurine.  Both are powered by the JCEM01 caliber with an orbital display that makes a full cycle around the dial…

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Graff Diamonds Unveils $40 Million Watch (BaselWorld 2015)

 |  March 22nd, 2015

It’s the weekend. Time to reflect on the dazzling unveilings here at BaselWorld — especially when it comes to diamonds. The hot news? Graff Diamonds unveils a watch that holds more than 152 carats of diamonds — including a 38+-carat pear-shaped diamond in the center that can be removed and worn as a ring. Called The Fascination, this watch makes history as one of the most expensive pieces currently being created. We will bring you more about the superb craftsmanship of this watch after the BaselWorld Fair, but meanwhile – feast your eyes.

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Can Your Watch Withstand Arctic Conditions? The New Tudor North Flag Can (BaselWorld 2015)

 |  March 20th, 2015

Tudor is a brand that is almost synonymous with outdoor activity, from cars to sailing and more. Now, the brand takes the adventurous spirit a step further with the new North Flag collection with in-house-made movement. The line is named for the arctic and Antarctic – extremes of the planet, temperatures and conditions. It was so named for the science exhibitions of the early 1950’s, when the British North Greenland Expedition scientists wore Tudor Oyster Prince watches throughout their experiences in the hostile conditions. As such, the new watch is completely inspired by history, but offers a visionary look to today’s rugged adventures.   The hybrid steel and ceramic watch was developed in house by the brand – with special attention…

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