Baselworld 2019: Patek Philippe Unveils New White Gold Chronograph Ref. 5172G

 |  March 25th, 2019

One of the first watches released by Patek Philippe at the show this year is the new white-gold-cased version of the Chronograph Ref. 5172G. This new version features a striking blue dial. It is an evolution of the first chronograph with a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Patek Philippe, Ref. 5170, that appeared in 2010.  Now, Patek Philippe has redesigned this beloved model — offering up a fully polished white-gold case with round guilloche’ pushers. The watch dial is created…

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Baselworld 2019: Hublot And Tattoo Artist Maxime Buchi Unveil Big Bang Sang Bleu II

 |  March 22nd, 2019

With Baselworld officially starting tomorrow, Hublot reveals the Big Bang Sang Bleu II  created in collaboration with famed tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Büchi, founder of Sang Bleu. This marks the second venture between the two, but this version not only offers Buchi’s design on the dial , but also features the creative concept in angular glory over onto the case and crystal for incredible three–dimensional appeal. With “The Art of Fusion” as its tag line, Hublot regularly blends different worlds with…

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Zenith Unveils Defy Inventor With Monolithic Silicon Regulator And Made Of Aeronith

 |  March 21st, 2019

  Here at Baselworld 2019, Zenith turns things a bit upside down in the watch world  with the unveiling of its new Zenith Inventor watch. The watch houses the brand’s  patented “Zenith Oscillator” control system oscillator that replaces the traditional sprung balance and eliminates approximately 30 components to offer  single monolithic oscillating device made of silicon. The new oscillator beats at a high frequency (18 Hz) and offers reliability , stability and enhanced chronometric precision.  Making it even more alluring…

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Baselworld 2019: Chopard Unveils New L.U.C Quattro

 |  March 20th, 2019

Recently, I had the great opportunity to go to Bordeaux, France, with Chopard for the Baselworld preview of some of the finest timepieces it is unveiling this year. While we also went wine tasting and truffle hunting, we had the chance to go hands on with the watches. One of my favorites is the sophisticated and elegant L.U.C Quattro with an incredible nine days of power reserve. Boasting a stunning green/gray dial, the L.U.C Quattro is one of Chopard’s top-flight…

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Baselworld 2019 Begins Tomorrow, Find Out What’s In Store And Why I’m Excited About It

 |  March 19th, 2019

While Baselworld 2019 officially begins on Thursday, if you are a member of the press or an exhibitor, Wednesday is the new Thursday.  While I am heading to Davos for the Movado Group summit before Baselworld begins, I am looking forward to what it has to offer. It’s no secret that the show has been bashed by exhibitors, retailers and press alike. It’s no secret that Swatch Group and others have pulled out of the show this year citing arrogance…

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Why The Bulgari 50th Anniversary Gerald Genta Watch Matters

 |  March 18th, 2019

Recently, Bulgari unveiled the 50th anniversary Gerald Genta watch, a timepiece it will be showing this week at Baselworld. I held off on writing about this watch for a host of  reasons, but now I am ready to dive into the Gerald Genta 50th Anniversary watch and why it really matters. To begin with, I should preface the article by saying that I knew Gerald Genta, one of the most famous watch designers of all time. He was passionate about his work and…

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The Truth Behind The Sculptures And Art At The Miami Design District, As Seen During Watches & Wonders Miami 2019

 |  March 14th, 2019

Recently, while in Miami for the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami 2019 show, I was — naturally — taking pictures of the beautiful architecture that surrounded me at the Miami Design District. That stirred an interest: What are all of these spaces, sculptures, photos all about. So, I spoke to the Miami Design District Association to find out more. Here we take just a small sneak peek at a few of the iconic artworks that grace the MDD and…

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