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The Zenith Pilot collection BASELWORLD 2013: Three new watch models

Three other new models round out the exceptional 2013 Zenith Pilot range. The first, the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar, is equipped with a high-precision El Primero 4054 B movement, an evolution of the famous El Primero chronograph (36,000 vibrations per hour) produced in-house by the Manufacture for over 40 years.

Retro-futuristic design BASELWORLD 2013: The Steampunk Chrono by RJ-Romain Jerome

The Titanic-DNA collection welcomes five new colourful and sporty timepieces. Adopting all the signature aesthetic codes of the collection, the Steampunk Chrono Colours brighten up the Titanic-DNA collection with their retro-futuristic design. They have even inspired a new collection of accessories.

An officer and a gentleman BASELWORLD 2013: The Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5227

For decades, the Calatrava – the prototype of the classic round wristwatch, including its Officer'sstyle variations with dust covers over the case back – has ranked among the most iconic creations of Patek Philippe. Uniting the key characteristics of this watch family, the new Calatrava Ref. 5227 now features a display back protected with a separate dust cover. The special twist: The entire hinge is on the inside of the cover, making it invisible even to the connoisseur.

The inspiration of contemporary mechanical watchmaking BASELWORLD 2013: The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Worldtimer

With its international elegance and appeal, the new Masterpiece Worldtimer watch concentrates in its 42 mm diameter all the sophistication of travel, the call of distant horizons, the mastery of a world in perpetual movement.

60 years of diving BASELWORLD 2013: Blancpain presents the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe version

Since its creation in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms by Blancpain has been the archetypal modern diver’s watch. 60 years on, two new models join a fabulous lineage that has earned iconic status. The vintage-inspired Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe presented in a 2013 men’s and women’s version incorporates the latest watch industry developments with the silicon balance-spring.

Feel the need for speed BASELWORLD 2013: The Class-1 Automatic Chronograph Skeleton of Edox

It’s the ultimate adrenalin rush on water - powering through the ocean at more than 200kmh, racing neck and neck with rivals in the Class-1 World Powerboat Championships. Racers need nerves of steel, superb seamanship and complete trust in their stateof- the-art craft to compete in a sport where split-second timing could be the difference between winning or losing - or life and death.

Exquisite Elegance BASELWORLD 2013: The new Senator Tourbillon

For BASELWORLD 2103, German high-end watchmaker Glashütte Original celebrates fine mechanical watches with the exceptional new Senator Tourbillon. The new model places the Flying Tourbillon, developed by Glashütte watchmaker Alfred Helwig in 1920, within the elegant frame of a contemporary redesign of the Saxon manufactory’s classic Senator series.

The fusion of Antiquity and Modernity BASELWORLD 2013: The Hublot Antikythera SunMoon

The Antikythera mechanism is one of the most mysterious objects in the history of civilisation. Discovered in Greek waters in 1901, it is considered the first "astronomical calculator" in the history of humanity, and dates back to the 2nd century BC(sometime between 150 and 100 BC.).

It may be the smallest table clock in the range BASELWORLD 2013: The Stellaris by Erwin Sattler

The stunning high-precision movement is equipped with a Swiss escapement and a gear stopwork, also known simply as the stopwork. This limits the power reserve to exactly eight days, cleverly using the middle tension of the mainspring and allowing for the most precise rate of the movement.

To celebrate the 275th anniversary BASELWORLD 2013: The Loving Butterfly

Time appears to stand still as a precious cherub glides across the hours, driven by a butterfly. Is it fantasy or reality? An invitation to travel, or a magical return to the tenderness of childhood? Rediscovered in an ancient volume dedicated to the works of Jaquet-Droz, the sketch of this motif had previously been traced on only one other occasion, dating back to the height of the Age of Enlightenment, by one of the legendary automata created by Pierre Jaquet-Droz.

An original combination and a fascinating kinetic contrast BASELWORLD 2013: The Blancpain Tourbillon Carrousel

The tourbillon and the carrousel (karussel) are two of the major devices aimed at reducing gravity-related effects on the running of the movement. For the first time in horological history, Blancpain introduces a wristwatch combining these two regulators.

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