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135 years Albert RieleBASELWORLD 2016: The Family-1881-Collektion

Revealed to mark the 135th anniversary of the company founding, the Family 1881 collection embodies the watershed between history and modernity. Heir to a longstanding watchmaking tradition, its understated elegance is distinguished by a fine balance between form and function.

The silver-toned dial of this model features a wealth of details and indications displaying exemplary legibility. The slightly retro-style minutes track follows the curves of the slender bezel in pink gold PVD-treated steel, while the date scale is swept over by a hand tipped with a red half-moon. Dedicated to men exuding an aura of discreet elegance, the Family 1881 is refined yet not ostentatious. There is decidedly no contradiction between tradition and the future. On the contrary, Albert Riele has mastered the subtle art of conjugating watchmaking in every tense.