Baselworld 2015: The Bell & Ross BR03-92 Military Type Pays Tribute to the Military Profession

 |  March 26th, 2015

  As a brand that originated as a team of aircraft control specialists and designers, it should be no surprise that Bell & Ross brings us the all new BR03-92 Military Type, a practical watch for professional use. We’ve seen the BR03 before and this exceptional swiss brand has developed 38 different models. Each distinguished in its own unique way, the BR03-92 Military Type follows suit as it pays tribute to the military profession. In true Bell & Ross fashion, the this watch reflects the four pillars that make B&R a noteworthy brand: readability, performance, precision and water-resistance. For precision purposes, the BR03-92 Military Type is powered by the automatic mechanical movement BR.CAL.302 and is housed inside the military fashioned,…

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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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