Bulgari Unveils Two Record-Setting Watches at Baselworld 2018: Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon and Diva Finissima Minute Repeater

 |  March 23rd, 2018

Yesterday on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com,  I broke the news about the record-setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon watch that again established records for ultra-thin watches. However, Bulgari has also set a record for the world’s thinnest ultra-thin minute repeater for women with the bejeweled Octo Finissima Minute Repeater. Bulgari Octo Finnisimo Automatic Tourbillon  Opening Baselworld 2018 with a bang, Bulgari unveiled the incredibly thin, highly technical Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon – which measures just 3.95mm thin when…

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Hublot Soccer Involvement Leads To Hublot Connected Watch: Hublot Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ (Price)

 |  March 22nd, 2018

If you are a soccer fan, or in Europe, a footballer fan, then Hublot has you covered – in a way you probably never even imaged. Here in Baselworld today, the brand unveiled its first-ever connected watch, and while that is big news, it is not the big news. Nope, the big news here is that in addition to the Intel and Google smart technology, Hublot worked with FIFA to incorporate some pretty extensive soccer technology. In fact, the Hublot…

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Patek Philippe Unveils Half-Million-Dollar Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater At BaselWorld 2018

 |  March 21st, 2018

Last year for its July Grand Exhibition in New York, Patek Philippe unveiled an amazing USA-exclusive watch that left many non-American clients incredibly jealous: Ref. 5531 New York Special Edition. With a patented movement, the watch became the first ever minute repeater to chime the time in any city on the world time chapter ring. Now, for Baselworld 2018, Patek Philippe Unveils the CHF 495,000 World Time Ref 5531R housing the same movement but with a stunning enamel dial that is part…

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Bound for Baselworld 2018 And Exciting Times, Follow Us

 |  March 19th, 2018

It is officially that time of year again. Today, we embark on the journey to Baselworld 2018 — easily one of the most important watch and jewelry exhibitions of the year. It will be interesting to witness the lay of the land there this year, as hundreds of exhibitors opted out, several halls are closed and attendance is expected to be slower than normal.  In fact, some editors are saying it is the beginning of the end for Baselworld because…

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Hands On With The IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon And Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon (Prices)

 |  March 16th, 2018

This year, IWC Schaffhausen celebrates its 150th anniversary — and does so with more than two dozen important jubilee timepieces. Prior to SIHH 2018, we brought you a close-up look at one of our favorites, the IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition 150 Years. Now we turn our attention to the two new Portugieser Tourbillon timepieces launched in celebration of a legendary 150 years of watchmaking. What we like best about IWC’s story is that it began with an American. In…

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Hands On With The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox (Price, Original Pictures)

 |  March 12th, 2018

During SIHH 2018, we broke the news that Jaeger-LeCoultre has unveiled an entirely new watch collection, Polaris, inspired by the Memovox Polaris line from 1968 that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The entire series takes its design cues from the past, but with updated styling and message. While there are five key models in the collection, easily one of our favorites is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox (Ref. 9038670) – simply because it is an alarm watch and is…

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Richard Mille, McLaren Automotive Unveil RM 11-03, First Co-Created Watch, At Geneva Motor Show (Price)

 |  March 8th, 2018

At the 88th Geneva International Motor Show this week, Richard Mille and McLaren Automotive unveiled their first co-created limited edition watch: the RM 11-03. This is the first Limited-Edition timepiece from the two brands, which share values of luxury, precision, excellence and cutting-edge technology. The new watch incorporates design features from McLaren cars, as well as lightweight technologies and high-function aspects typical of Richard Mille timepieces.  Before we explain the CHF 180,000 Richard Mille, McLaren Automotive RM 11-03 watch, we want to…

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