Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld — Hermes and the Man in the Moon

Hermes this year is dedicated to offering watchmaking function as well as form, and has a host of important pieces this year. One key model is the classically elegant Arceau Grande Lune watch – offered with either a black or white dial. Part of the iconic saddlery-inspired Arceau line, the new piece features an alluring…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld — Louis Vuitton Releases Minute Repeater

Although it won’t be available until late November of this year — and it is only being created first in a limited edition and then on demand — this amazing new Louis Vuitton minute repeater, dual time-zone watch by Louis Vuitton has gusto and powerful appeal. Unveiled here at BaselWorld, the watch offers – on demand –…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – TAG Heuer Release a McLaren Marvel

Tag Heuer is no newcomer to the world of automotive adventures. We’ve been loving this brand’s strong Monaco and Carrera watches since it burst onto the racing world scene long before it even had “Heuer” attached to its name. Made even more legendary on the wrists of celebs such as Steve McQueen in historic movies,…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Rolex Releases New Explorer II

Here at BaselWorld, Rolex unveils the new Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, enlarged from 40 to 42mm and housing the new   calibre 3187 designed and manufactured by Rolex. Crafted in a 904L stainless steel superalloy, polished and satin finished, the watch features a fixed bezel, winding crown, TWINLOCK double waterproof system,  sapphire crystal with a scratch-resistant…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Ulysse Nardin Does Jaquemarts Like Nobody Else

There are many things Ulysse Nardin does right – astronomical watches, silicium and other high-tech, experimental materials, and jaquemarts. Yes, this brand could be synonymous with jaquemarts – the figures on dials that move with the sequence of repeater watches. Ulysse Nardin is a master at building Jaquemarts – from its famed San Marco timepieces…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld – Patek Philippe Unveils Triple Complication

Patek Philippe is known for unveiling amazing new pieces here at BaselWorld and this year is no exception. While it focuses strongly on women’s watches this year — to be covered in detail shortly — the brand has an acute sense of complexity for men this year, as always. Actually, Patek Philippe releases, among other…

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