Keep up with all the best pieces from Baselworld 2017 as Executive Editor Charmaine Ho reports live from Switzerland. Expect key pieces and stunning novelties that you can look forward to from the world of watches.
We start the day fresh with RADO whose direction for the year is “Portrait of Time”, supported by a fleet of watches that include exciting collaborations with designers from various creative fields.
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BREGUET impresses with a strong showing of women’s watches, thanks to the expansion of its beloved Reine de Naples collection (look out for 8 new models) and a beautiful Tradition Dame timepiece. Men can look forward to a focus on the brand’s Marine collection — refreshed with new aesthetic codes that will be carried out for the rest of the Marines to come.
At LONGINES, it’s the remarkable Conquest V.H.P ‘Very High Precision’ quartz watch that is making waves: It has the ability to auto-correct its time once every 3 days and has as a tolerance of just ±5 seconds per year.
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Upping the ante on glamour is HARRY WINSTON with a number of highly covetable gem-studded creations and automatic movements being introduced into its Avenue and Midnight collections for the first time. There’s also a new stunning Metier d’Art collection featuring raw silk dials embossed with gold.
Over at ROLEX, there’s no mistaking the brand’s focus for the year with a gigantic Sea-Dweller model greeting you at the entrance of the booth. The ever-popular number celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a new increased size of 43mm and a cyclops lens for the first time.
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While at CHANEL, there’s a bit of fun (the J12 Mademoiselle and Graffiti watches), a lot of glamour (the diamond encrusted Mademoiselle Privé Aubazine Décor watch) and a oodles of gorgeousness: The Première Camélia Skeleton watch, which sees the unveiling of the house’s second caliber to be produced in-house.
Last but not least is TAG HEUER who continues to give women a plethora of sporty options with new renditions of its crowd-pleasing Aquaracers — including a matt black ceramic design — and Carrera Ladies. The latter now comes with a modular case that spells for more permutations and play of materials in the collection.
Go through the gallery above for more details on the individual watches.
By Charmaine Ho