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New World Record for diving watches CX SWISS MILITARY WATCH™ 20’000 FEET

After winning the world record for water resistance in automatic diving watches in 2005 with their 12'000 FEET by CX Swiss Military Watch™ model Frank M. Bürgin and his team of watchmakers and engineers were contemplating their next move. Only one goal seemed acceptable – not only to beat their own record but also the new world record Rolex had set in 2008 with 3’900 meters of water resistance.

BASELNEWS: Round-the-world ticket - Hamilton ODC X–02 Quartz

The latest creation of the Hamilton Lab, the ODC X-02 Quartz, takes watch design to totally new frontiers. In a futuristic shaped case, appropriately modelled on the cross-section of an aircraft’s wing, this timepiece allows the wearer to be in three places at once. This is possible thanks to three separate, oblong dials, each revealing the time in a different location.

BASELNEWS: Blending innovative materials and colours with technical aesthetics - Porsche Design

Porsche Design stands for timelessness, functionality and purism. These qualities come to the fore in the Three-Hands and Chronograph models of the Flat Six line being premiered by Porsche Design licensee Eterna at the Baselworld World Watch and Jewellery Show, to be held from March 26th to April 2nd 2009. The proven aesthetics of the Flat Six collection are enhanced by new colour com-binations and PVD-coated cases.

BASELNEWS 50 years of a timeless classic - MIDO COMMANDER GOLD

In 1959, Mido first designed what was destined to become one of the most appreciated of all classical watches, the Commander. In 2009, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the collection, this creation is still sought after as a safe value of Swiss luxury watchmaking. In tribute to this model, which remains true to its elegant and original allure, Mido presents a gold edition in a limited series of 50 pieces.

BASELNEWS Precise on the second - Senator Chronometer

The term “chronometer” denotes an especially accurate watch, such as those that were necessary in the past for determining the time needed for sea and air navigation. Today, just as in the past, official independent institutes test the exacting level of rate precision of these timepieces utilizing standardized measuring procedures. Only with certification from an authorized institute is a timepiece allowed to be called a chronometer.

BASELNEWS 2009 From Regulator to Singulator

Historically, regulators are extremely high-precision pendulum clocks for scientific applications. Since hours are a unit of minor importance in these applications, they are represented on a subsidiary dial so as to avoid reading errors. This highly balanced dial design was adopted for a number of clocks, such as marine chronometers with power reserve indicator or for chronographs.

BASELNEWS RSW joins the close circle of divers.

RSW new Diving Tool model enters the small circles of exclusive diving watches. The diver's watch remains in its robustness and reliability the sports watch “par excellence”. Diving Tool with its strong and very masculine contemporary case fully marries this saying. The unidirectional rotating bezel is with graduated scale measuring the duration of immersion.

BASELNEWS FRANC VILA introduced in Baselworld 2009 a new SuperLigero tourbillon

FRANC VILA unveiled in Baselworld 2009 a new tourbillon watch in which nanotechnology, state of the art engineering and inspiration from nature come together: FVa Nº Cuatro Tourbillon Chronograph SuperLigero Concept. The brand goes a step further with the evolution of their successful FVa Nº Cuatro chronograph tourbillon bringing it into the SuperLigero concept which debuted in 2008 with the introduction of the FVa Nº 6 SuperLigero Concept.

Why not? A watch of superlatives: NIVREL Plongeur Shark Sea

”Because it is there!“ In the Twenties of the last century, this was the answer of the famous mountain climber George Mallory on the question, why he was trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest – the mountain of superlatives. Pretty much the same love of adventure affected our designers when planning the NIVREL Shark Sea (Ref. N 350.001). It is also a watch of superlatives.

Elegant masterpiece Master of its Class: Senator Meissen Tourbillon

A classically elegant masterpiece is the latest result of the long-time collaboration between the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and the Glashütte Original watch manufactory. Two world-famous Saxon inventions unite in the Senator Meissen Tourbillon: Meissen porcelain and the flying tourbillon. The latter is an invention by Alfred Helwig from 1920, who served as an instructor at the German School of Watchmaking in Glashütte.

Extremely complex The DE BETHUNE adjustment at the heart of the movement: DBW1

After fascinating devotees of watch making during the year 2008 by unveiling Dream Watch One, a unique piece in pursuit of perfect horological harmony. Now the DE BETHUNE is giving watch aficionados the opportunity to acquire this exceptional timepiece. It is a real technological achievement. The display is just as exciting on the dial as it is on the back of the watch.

Passion for chronographs 125th anniversary of Breitling: Navitimer 125e Anniversaire

In celebrating its 125th anniversary, Breitling is reaffirming its passion for chronographs more powerfully than ever, by reminding people of the key role the brand has played in developing this type of instruments. But the history of Breitling is also closely intertwined with that of aviation, thanks to the cockpit instruments and pilots’ chronographs that have made the company the "official supplier to world aviation".

Rolex Submariner: one of the world’s most desirable watches

After many experiments the first special wristwatch for divers was launched by Rolex in 1953: The Rolex Submariner. Aside from the Day-Date, the Submariner is surely one of the most famous models of the Rolex watches and the perfect first step into the world of Rolex. The simple yet classic design, the robust case, the clearness of the display, a very good and precise movement with low maintenance costs are the characteristics that make the Rolex Submariner a true classic.

Featuring the new face of the Grand Chronographe Régulateur The Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858

It was only in October 2008 that Montblanc presented the Grand Tourbillon Heures Mystérieuses to celebrate the 150-year history of Minerva. Now, ahead of next January's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, the Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 has been extended to include another new model. The Grand Chronographe Régulateur is further proof of the innovative impetus at the Institut Minerva de Recherche en Haute Horlogerie provided through cooperation with Montblanc, the aim of which was to generate one new movement every year.

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