Wonderful sound! BASELWORLD 2017: The Opera by Jacob&Co.
For the first time, Jacob & Co. brings together two characteristically Swiss traditions: the mechanical musical box and the wristwatch movement.
The latest addition to Corum’s distinctive and iconic Golden Bridge collection is a refined creation featuring a rectangular case. The renowned designer Dino Modolo has perfected its superbly engraved horizontal movement with an incredibly intricate geometric design.
Blancpain’s ability to develop and produce its own movements confers upon it complete freedom to create. This expertise has enabled the brand to present a horological complication indicating the day of the week and the date. Both practical and elegant, this timepiece enables the owner to read all of the information set out on the dial at a glance.
Remarkable in its complexity, the Predator 2.0 Regulator Tourbillon fuses racing cars and exceptional timepieces in a 30-piece limited series, where design rivals with an impressive command of watchmaking expertise.
Jacob & Co. sets a new milestone in its representation of the Earth within the solar system with this first-ever reproduction of all eight planets on a dial around a majestic Sun, formed by a citrine displaying the 288 facets of the Jacob Cut®.
An authentic haute horlogerie sculpture, the U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon is designed in such a way as to provide a 3D view of its flying movement from any angle.
In 1996, Andersen Genève presented the first perpetual secular calendar in wristwatch form that was "programmed" for a cycle of 400 years.
This year, Breguet is revisiting one of the bestsellers in its ladies’ collection, the Reine de Naples 8918 model, a mesmerizingly beautiful model leading the distinctly larger Breguet numerals into a merry dance. A lively and joyful blue script mingles with the warm shimmer of rigorously selected Tahitian mother-of-pearl.
Cvstos opens up to a world of dreams and wonderment with its Re-Belle collection dedicated to women and harmoniously mingling watchmaking, jewellery and artistic crafts. Framed by an extremely elegant snow-set tonneau-shaped case, the Sakura interpretation gives life to a bed of flowers on a mother-of-pearl background, lit up by diamonds, sapphires and tsavorites.
OMEGA’s Seamaster Aqua Terra has always provided the perfect balance between sophistication and ocean spirit. In the new Master Chronometer collection, some of the most popular features have been enhanced or subtly transformed to give the timepiece an added edge of style and a refreshing new look.
The history of the Fifty Fathoms brings together two lineages. First is that of Jean-Jacques Fiechter a passionate diver who was Blancpain’s CEO for three decades, 1950-1980. The second is that of Captain Robert “Bob” Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud, founders of the French Navy’s combat swimmers corps and who were searching for a reliable watch for their underwater missions.
Few watch brands have their own mechanical chronograph movements. Fewer still also offer a proprietary split-seconds movement genuinely developed and produced in-house. In launching Manufacture Breitling Caliber B03, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, Breitling is once again confirming its leadership position in the field of mechanical chronographs.
The year 2017 also sees the arrival of a new addition to the Reine de Naples Mini line, now available in six additional variations. The famous mother-of-pearl dial and its off-centred 6 o’clock chapter ring remain the principal characteristics of this model, alongside its dainty 33 x 24.95mm size. The chapter ring is now graced with generously-sized graphic Arabic numerals designed to match the unique case shape.
First presented in 2005, the L.U.C Lunar One has over the years become the stellar model in the Chopard Haute Horlogerie collection. This perpetual calendar watch with large date and moon-phase display showcases the full range of watchmaking skills cultivated at Chopard and encompass the very heart of the L.U.C aesthetic.