Posts filed under Baselworld 2016

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Armin Strom Manual Cameleon. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

The new Armin Strom Manual Cameleon is one of the watches within the entry level Manual collection for this Swiss manufacture from Biel/Bienne. While the words 'entry level' might typically convey a lower price point within the watch category; when it comes to independent watch manufactures like Armin Strom, we are typically talking more about a price point situated above the $10K USD mark; however, for the very first time, the entry point into Armin Strom is now situated at $9,200 USD with the release of this new Armin Strom Manual Cameleon presented at Baselworld 2016 and that we are reviewing here. 

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Bell & Ross BR-X1 Hyperstellar Skeleton Chronograph. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

As tough as a rocket, the new Bell & Ross BR-X1 HyperStellar Skeleton Chronograph ref. BRX1-AL-TI-BLU presented at Baselworld 2016, stands out thanks to the innovative design of its 45 mm case made from titanium and aluminum. While the main case construction is made of polished and micro-blasted grade 5 titanium, the bezel’s protective insert is in blue anodized aluminum, to combine lightness and strength. To protect it from impacts during missions, the square case of the BR-X1 is covered with a bumper in micro-blasted titanium and rubber that acts as a peripheral protective shell.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Arnold & Son UTTE Skeleton. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

Along with all the other Baselworld 2016 novelties we've brought in the past days from Arnold & Son, today we bring you our hands-on review and live pictures of what is now the thinnest skeleton tourbillon in the market. Fitted with an elegant 42 mm 5N red gold case with a mere thickness of 8.34 mm including its cambered sapphire crystal, the new Arnold & Son UTTE Skeleton ref. 1UTAR.S10A.C320A available in a limited edition of 50 pieces, is simply one of the nicest watches we reviewed this year at Baselworld 2016.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Hautlence Vortex Bronze. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

For Baselworld 2016, Hautlence unveiled its fourth variant of the Vortex model, we are talking about the Vortex Bronze. Unlike most other bronze watches that come with a reasonable price tag, this exceptional piece of 'haute horlogerie' is as exclusive and pricey as it gets. The new Hautlence Vortex Bronze is the second model under the Concepts d’Exception collection and has made quite an impression through the combination of avant-garde watchmaking techniques and its futuristic design.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time. Hands-on, Live Pictures & Pricing.

The new Baselworld 2016 Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time comes in a 43 mm diameter case in three different versions that include an Ivory Grand Feu enamel dial with an 18K red gold case and a silvery opaline or onyx dial with a stainless steel case. A new timepiece that celebrates the magic in a two-beat tempo with a brand new mechanism and elegantly positioned second time zone.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Perpetual Calendar. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

For Baselworld 2016, H. Moser & Cie. has developed a perpetual calendar in its Pioneer collection that is the first complication of its kind to be water-resistant to 120 meters. The Pioneer collection launched last year, is a bold, modern interpretation of the classy spirit of this manufacture. With a strong design which makes reference to the industrial world, models in this collection are both elegant and sporty, tailored for daily wear.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new MCT Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps Sequential Two S210. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

Still continuing with our Baselworld 2016 reporting, we present you the new MCT Watches Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps Sequential Two S210. This new watch featuring MCT's signature prism display concept is presented for the very first time in a 46.4 mm Titanium round case. The new MCT Sequential Two S210 is available in Titanium with light dial elements and blue hand and screws or in a Dark Grey DLC Titanium edition with dark dial elements and a red hand.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Manufacture Royale 1770 Micromegas. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

This is the very first time we are featuring Manufacture Royale on our website. While in the past we didn't feel compelled to do so because we felt their watches were sort of kitsch and tacky, the brand has gone through an interesting evolution and we now feel that Manufacture Royale is offering some great horological stuff. Especially, after reviewing their novelties presented during Baselworld 2016 last week.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new HYT Skull Bad Boy. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

Today, we are bringing you our hands-on review of the new HYT Skull Bad Boy presented at Baselworld 2016. The first iteration of the HYT Skull was released in January 2015 in two model variations —Green Eye and Red Eye— and we brought you our hands-on review here. Then last year, the Skull Maori was presented and we reviewed it here. Well, if you thought that the HYT Skull Green Eye, Red Eye or the Maori were impressive enough, the new HYT Skull Bad Boy is by far our favorite Skull model from this manufacture thanks to its Damascus steel skull and the black fluid marking the hours.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon La Esmeralda. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

To celebrate its 225th anniversary, Girard-Perregaux presented the exceptional 18K rose gold
La Esmeralda Tourbillon for Baselworld 2016. The new iteration of the La Esmeralda Tourbillon is inspired by the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges pocket chronometer that won the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889. This majestic timepiece is the mechanical expression of an aesthetic quest dedicated to achieving the Maison’s goal of ultimate accuracy.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

Founded in Lucerne in 1888, Carl F. Bucherer is one of the few manufactures that still in the hands of the family that founded it. Today, the company remains in the third generation of the family under Jörg G. Bucherer. As part of their evolution and dedication, the brand has decided to change their logo formerly in black and red, to a gold tone writing with the inscription 'Lucerne 1888' underneath it.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronoworks 100-Piece Limited Edition. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

For Baselworld 2016, Breitling presented a highly exclusive 100-piece limited edition Superocean Héritage Chronoworks. This new Breitling is interpreted in an all-black version with a brand-new 46 mm black matte ceramic case ensuring an original, powerful and contemporary look. The black volcano dial is adorned with pointed hour-markers recalling the 1957 Superocean, created for diving enthusiasts.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Armin Strom Tourbillon Skeleton Air. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

Continuing with our coverage of Baselworld 2016, we bring you another novelty from the masters of skeletonization, Armin Strom. The new Armin Strom Tourbillon Skeleton Air is a new watch specially designed to highlight what Armin Strom does best. A small circle of watch manufactures are capable of producing a tourbillon, yet one with this level of skeletonization is a rare bird and a true horological feat in its own.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto and Classic Fusion Berluti All Black. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

One of the biggest releases this year at Baselworld 2016, is the collaboration between the legendary shoemaker Berluti and Hublot. The Berluti emblematic Venezia leather and its famous patina, partnered with Hublot’s innovation in watchmaking, creates the new Classic Fusion Berluti. In the words of Ricardo Guadalupe, "Working with Berluti was a natural choice. One of the major difficulties was the dial. Using a living material in a sealed case is very complicated.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

Built like a supercar, the new Baselworld 2016 Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante unites three coveted 'haute horlogerie' complications in a contemporary, three-dimensional form that is unlike any other. With a tourbillon, a flyback double column wheel chronograph, a split seconds —rattrapante— chronograph and a power reserve indicator, this new watch from the reborn Angelus is one of the highlights this year at Baselworld 2016.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire and Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire 'All Black'. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

This Baselworld 2016 was definitely a big year for Hublot. Along with the launch earlier this year with the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire, Hublot decided to also launch a sibling of this crazy watch in an All Black version. Sapphire —an extremely difficult material to machine—has until now been reserved for one-of-a-kind pieces or very private collections.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph ref. 5930G-001. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

Without a doubt the star at Baselworld 2016, the new Patek Philippe ref. 5930G World Time Chronograph, joins the ranks of one of the most fascinating horological complications ever created by Patek Philippe. Encased in a 39.5 mm white gold case with a striking blue opaline dial and blue leather strap, the new Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph ref. 5930G is not only extremely beautiful but also perfectly functional.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Arnold & Son Nebula. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

The new Arnold & Son Nebula was one of those watches that we couldn't wait to see in the metal at Baselworld 2016. This new watch from Arnold & Son presents a three-dimensional, openworked movement and dial that offers views into the very heart of the in-house manufacture calibre. Two mainspring barrels providing a healthy 90-day power reserve at the top, find near-mirror symmetry with the small seconds display and dial-side balance below.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Bremont Boeing 100 Limited Edition. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

To celebrate Boeing’s 100th anniversary, Bremont presented at Baselworld 2016 the new Bremont Boeing 100 limited edition. The Boeing 100 watch, limited to only 300 pieces, harks back to the early days of aviation with the beloved Boeing ‘Totem’ logo proudly present on its dark matte vintage brown dial.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed Black Limited Edition. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

Along with the new L.U. Chopard Perpetual Chrono we brought you here yesterday. Chopard presented a wide array of novelties at Baselworld 2016 from which the new Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed Black Limited Edition ref. 168565-3002 stands out as one of our favorite releases this year. The new Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed Black, born of its passion for classic motor racing is cloaked in a 43 mm DLC coated deep black stainless steel case.