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A selection of some of the most talked about pieces that raised the bar at this year’s superlative watch & jewellery show.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic
With gleaming red ceramic, this Swiss luxury manufacture again underscores its expertise in the field of materials research. Not only is this red colour extremely difficult to achieve in ceramic cases, but the ceramic developed for the Big Bang Unico Red Magic also has an uncommonly high degree of hardness and beauty. 1.0, A05 1.0, A11
Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral
Combining a peripheral automatic winding system and a peripherally mounted tourbillon that appears to float in thin air, Carl F. Bucherer’s tourbillon calibre CFB T3000 is a world’s first. The carriage is supported peripherally by three ceramic ball bearings, allowing the tourbillon to be admired without obstruction from both front and back. 1.0, C33
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar
The complex and intelligent calendar function, which takes leap years into account too, guarantees a precise presentation of the date, weekday and month. The latest addition to the noble Senator Excellence line stages the indications on a beautiful, partially skeletonized dial and offers glimpses into its sophisticated inner workings. 1.0, C25C
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon
Chronometer Tête de Vipère
This new, decidedly contemporary version of a legendary timepiece presents two of traditional watchmaking’s most fascinating complications: a refined tourbillon and a state-of-the-art chronograph, entirely produced and developed within the TAG Heuer factory and “Tête de Vipère” certified. 1.0, D01
Breitling Navitimer 8 B01
A highlight in the new, historically inspired line unveiled here at Baselworld, the manufacture’s Navitimer 8 B01 chronograph encases the Swiss brand’s own Calibre 01. This high-quality self-winding movement is equipped with a ratchet-wheel chronograph with vertical coupling and provides a power reserve of more than 70 hours’ duration. 1.0, C31
Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 V.F.A.
On the occasion of Caliber 9S’s 20th anniversary, Seiko created a series of three limited-edition timepieces. Among them the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 3600 V.F.A. in 950 platinum which is limited to a mere 20 pieces. The abbreviation “V.F.A.” in the name refers to Grand Seiko’s adage “Very Finely Adjusted”, which goes back to 1969. 1.1, D67 & D63
Utopia Ring from the Cherry Blossom Collection
Sakura is the cherry blossom season in Japan. And Utopia, the new rings in the Cherry Blossom Collection, carry their beholders into the magic of this pastel pink natural spectacle. Quality, innovation, fashion and love for details combine with garnets, pink chalcedonies, diamonds and moonstones in these enchantingly feminine and ensual creations. 1.1 E15
Tamara Comolli, Mikado Flamence
Palm Beach Bracelet
Tamara Comolli welcomes spring with her new favourite pieces. Under the motto of “sweet as ice cream”, this especially delicious combination is captured in the pieces of her Palm Beach Color Story, which are named after Florida’s world-famous beaches. Delicate aqua, blue and pink chalcedonies join with prehnite to shine freshly and brightly as nature comes back to life. Enjoy a light and soothing look this season – a spring awakening for the senses. 2.1 G01