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Unmistakable DNA BASELWORLD 2013: A whole new take on the Concord C1 Chronograph

Six years after the successful launch of its rugged C1 Chronograph, Concord has taken the new C1 into a whole other dimension. Slimmer and sexier, larger and leaner, the C1 has undergone a radical makeover in both look and constitution, while retaining the unmistakable DNA of the brand and its heritage.

An outstanding timepiece BASELWORLD 2013: The Breguet Classique La Musicale 7800

The reference 7800 Classique “La Musicale” watch aroused a great deal of comment when it first came out, because apart from telling the time, it also houses a remarkable patented musical mechanism. Today the Breguet manufacturing company is happy to introduce a new version of this outstanding timepiece.

A spectacular new moon phase display BASELWORLD 2013: The Perpetual Calendar Eclipse of Jaquet Droz

The Eclipse, a poetic masterpiece of Fine Watchmaking, is one of the brand’s most iconic timepieces. This year, Jaquet Droz craftsmen in La Chaux-de-Fonds masterfully paired the moon phase complication, which displays the fascinating cycles of the night of the sky on the dial, with the Perpetual Calendar: a finely orchestrated union which raises these two complications to a new level of elegance.

The Breitling for Bentley spirit BASELWORLD 2013: Bentley B06 - A highly exclusive chronograph

A perfect emblem of the Breitling for Bentley spirit, the new Bentley B06 chronograph weds sophisticated aesthetics with Manufacture Breitling Calibre B06. It is distinguished by its ingenious “30-second chronograph” system, inspired by a Breitling patent dating from 1926 and based on a central hand sweeping around the dial in half a minute – thereby ensuring extremely accurate 1/8th second time readings.

A worthy successor to the first Zenith aviator’s watches BASELWORLD 2013: The new Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT

The French term “montre d’aéronef” (onboard watch) is an apt name for these instruments specially developed for aviation, a field in which the conditions of use were considerably more demanding than elsewhere and severely tested the mechanisms.

Record: 50-day power reserve! BASELWORLD 2013: The Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari

We are in the world of the exceptional. The MP-05 “LaFerrari” represents a very special series, entirely designed and developed by the Hublot Manufacture engineers and watchmakers in tribute to "LaFerrari”. In a demonstration and testimony that lives up to the car, it has achieved a historic record with its 50-day power reserve. It is also the watch with the most watchmaking components created to date by Hublot (637).

The world’s first wristwatch with a dual frequency locator beacon BASELWORLD 2013: The Breitling Emergency II

Breitling has reaffirmed its pioneering role in the field of technical watches and instruments for professionals by creating the very first wristwatch with a built-in personal locator beacon (PLB). The Emergency II is a high-tech gem equipped with a dual frequency transmitter compliant with the specifications of the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite alert system and serving both to issue alerts and to guide search and rescue missions.

Energy for more than a week BASELWORLD 2013: Patek Philippe Referenz 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication

Patek Philippe's new Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication appeals to all aficionados who prefer manually wound timepieces. For this model, the Genevan workshops developed a new caliber that in many respects is reminiscent of the Ref. 5100 “10-Day”, presented 13 years ago to welcome the new millennium. Unlike the 5100, however, the new Gondolo contains innovative Silinvar® components from the “Patek Philippe Advanced Research” think tank for which the manufacture has been granted numerous patents in the past years.

Preview BASELWORLD 2013 The Masterpiece Collection

Spearheading the Maurice Lacroix Manufacture, the Masterpiece collection strikes a clever balance between technology, tradition and modernist esthetics. It represents the brand’s expertise and, in particular, its mastery of retrograde complications, moon phases and chronographs, while creating a new image for the measurement of time.

Preview BASELWORLD 2013 Three Decades of Chronoswiss – the Régulateur 30

For Chronoswiss, the year 2013 will be an important one: for one, it marks the thirtieth anniversary of the brand’s founding. There is, however, another reason to celebrate: the legendary Régulateur will turn 25. Therefore, it makes sense to pay tribute to the ticking figurehead of the brand – in the shape of the Régulateur 30.

Preview BASELWORLD 2013 The high-tech revolution in motion: Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement

A true technical revolution that stunned connoisseurs when some prototypes of the innovative mechanism were first presented, the Constant Escapement is now integrated into the movements driving the new models of Girard-Perregaux’s Haute Horlogerie collection. It has taken five years of research and development in virtually unexplored territory to consolidate and ensure the reliability of this significant step in watchmaking history.

Preview BASELWORLD 2013 Génie 01 by Breva: It’s sunny on your wrist no matter the weather!

The Breva Génie 01 is the world’s first wristwatch with time, altimeter, barometer – for forecasting the weather – and power reserve indications provided by a fully mechanical movement, much of which is on display through the open dial and display back. The proprietary movement of the Génie 01 was developed exclusively for Breva by Jean-François Mojon/Chronode.

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