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A further giant step forward Ulysse Nardin unveils the new caliber UN-118

(04/2011) With the introduction of its new Caliber 118, Ulysse Nardin proves again its leadership in the innovative use of avant-garde materials in the watch industry. Caliber 118 follows in the footsteps of Ulysse Nardin's Caliber 66/67 Sonata, the first timepiece conceived and manufactured in house and Anniversary Caliber 160, but takes innovation in movement technology a further giant step forward.

A perfect symbiosis of calmness and elegance MeisterSinger’s N° 03 as a special black coating edition

(04/2011) Another classic of the MeisterSinger collection presents itself at the Baselworld in a new appearance. The N° 03 comes out in a deep black colour with redgolden numbers and a sophisticated hand. The contrast between the deep black and the redgold of the filigran design elements make this watch a very special symbiosis of calmness and elegance.

BASELNEWS 2011 Gucci Timepieces launches two precious variants of the G-Frame watch

(03/2011) Gucci Timepieces is pleased to introduce two new precious variants of the G-Frame watch designed by Creative Director Frida Giannini. The super-slim rectangular case of these G-Frame variants features diamonds set along the sides of the case at 3 and 9 o’ clock, creating the perfect formal, feminine timepiece. The dial is notably minimal, adorned simply with elegant hands and the Gucci name at 12 o’clock. The fine stainless steel bracelet comes with a Gucci brown mirrored dial.  As with all G-Frame models, the sapphire crystal glass is bevel-cut and scratch-resistant.

BASELNEWS 2011 Premier family: Movado Datron Automatic Chronographs

(03/2011) Inspired by the classic 1970 Movado Datron self-winding chronograph, the sophisticated new Datron line was unveiled at Basel in 2009. Highlighting this premier family from the Movado heritage category for 2011 is a trio of striking new special edition automatic chronographs. Each features an elegant 40 mm tonneau-shaped case with two polished chronograph pushers, crafted in smooth and satin-finished 18K rose gold – a solid 61.35 grams’ worth.

BASELNEWS 2011 The elegance of the oval: Chopard Happy Sport

(03/2011) Since its launch in 1993, the Happy Sport collection has enjoyed unwavering success. The numerous versions of this sporty and elegant watch have made it one of Chopard’s star models. This year, the Geneva-based House is reinventing this great classic and presenting the Happy Sport Oval.

BASELNEWS 2011 Fascinating transparent: Claude Meylan Eclipse

(03/2011) The new Eclipse watch from Claude Meylan is adorned in black, white or golden colours to express a new face of time. This open-hearted timepiece reveals a midnight black mechanism featuring alternating matt and polished, finely decorated surfaces forming a pure structure lit up by 17 jewels.

BASELNEWS 2011 Powerful black dial: RODANIA Linius Automatic

(03/2011) Acknowledged as a brand that respects the quintessence of watchmaking, Rodania nonetheless shows no lack of creativity and boldness. Witness the new Linius model now enriching the Automatic collection. Its imposing rectangular case frames a powerful black dial enhanced by Roman numerals stretching towards the centre, while the transparent caseback enables one to admire the to-and-fro motion of the movement driving this resolutely masculine and extremely comfortable model.

BASELNEWS 2011 A previous delight revisited: Certina DS SPEL LADY

(03/2011) The new DS SPEL Lady brings an earlier model up to date, with fashionable new trim and contrasts to match a modern woman's active way of life. Brushed and polished 316L steel elements come together in a tasteful design with unmistakable elegance, further enhanced by a stunning bezel adorned with 40 Top Wesselton diamonds.


(03/2011) The seas, which Technomarine has made its very own, are the source of inspiration for its latest timepiece, the Small Second, the most elegant and sophisticated model in its UF6 Magnum collection. The engine-turning on the dial is reminiscent of boat rope, undulating waves grace the caseband, the luminescent blue and white hourmarkers represent lighthouses, and the hour and minute hands are shaped like a ship's hull.

BASELNEWS 2011 New dimensions: Victorinox Swiss Army Infantry Vintage Mechanical

(03/2011) The new Infantry Vintage Mechanical is trimmer in case size from its mechanical predecessors, in keeping with contemporary watch aesthetics. The look is simpler but refined: the tone-on-tone color block combinations set it apart. So, too, does its dial presentation: three bold hands and three circles of indicators — 24-hour military markers in the middle, oversized Arabic hours around them, and a 60-minute/second track with 5-second intervals at the dial periphery.

BASELNEWS 2011 Blancpain Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire 8 Jours

(03/2011) Blancpain presents the first half-timezone model with 8-day power-reserve in the Villeret collection. This complication serves to adjust the second timezone on the watch in 30-minute increments and thus to ensure relaxed travel to countries with half-hour time differences*. The new half-timezone model in the Villeret collection is equipped with the 5235DF calibre developed by the Manufacture Blancpain in le Brassus. This new 324-part self-winding movement features a triple series-coupled barrel system that ensures an autonomy of 8 days and guarantees its stable rating.

BASELNEWS 2011 Get set, go: two new extensions race to join G-Timeless range

(03/2011) Gucci Timepieces is pleased to launch two extensions to its G-Timeless range of sport, rugged watches with stylish, unisex appeal. Designed by Creative Director Frida Giannini, G-Timeless Sport is available in two extensions to the larger 44mm model in the range. This new variant heralds the introduction of a very dynamic, sporty timepiece designed to enrich Gucci Timepieces’ offering for men and to strengthen the House’s range of sports watches with a model in the popular Diver style (water resistant to 100 meters).

BASELNEWS 2011 The OMEGA Ladymatic: Best mechanical watch movement in the world

(03/2011) The new subtly elegant stainless steel OMEGA Ladymatic has a white ceramic ring between an outer decorative wave and the inner case body. Its bezel is dramatically paved with 184 full cut snow-set diamonds with a combined weight of 1.04 carat. The face of the watch is highlighted by the supernova pattern emanating from the centre of the extra-white mother-of-pearl dial.

BASELNEWS 2011 Chopard Mille Miglia Racing in Pink: A feminine breeze blows through the legend

(03/2011) For over twenty years, Chopard has been partnering the legendary Mille Miglia, a historical car race that takes drivers from Brescia to Rome and from Rome to Brescia. Each new edition of the competition also provides an opportunity for the Geneva-based company to present an original timepiece. The Mille Miglia vividly symbolises Chopard’s sporting spirit and has become a watchmaking classic.

BASELNEWS 2011 Blue Temptation: The Edox Royal Lady Chronograph

(03/2011) When we think of sailing, we often visualise a white hull reflected in the infinite blue of the sea. Besides the colours, Edox has emphasised the link that exists between the new Royal Lady Chronograph and the world of water sports and its famous yacht club, that favourite place where sailors gather after a rough ocean crossing or after a simple but beautiful day spent aboard a sailing boat.

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