Baselworld 2013 Day Three: Breguet, Jaquet Droz, Girard-Perregaux, Hermès

Baselworld 2013 Day Three: Breguet, Jaquet Droz, Girard-Perregaux, Hermès

Breguet_TypeXXII_150Day Three at the Baselworld watch fair was packed, as my WatchTime editorial colleagues and I visited a slew of big-name watch brands and had the opportunity to check out their latest offerings for 2013, including horological milestones from Breguet and Girard-Perregaux.

Montres Breguet often tantalizes watch aficionados with new complicated models and bold technological innovations at Baselworld and this year was no exception, After leading off with another look at last year’s headliner — the Classic Chronometrie 10 HZ, now ready for serial production — Breguet unveiled the new Ref. 5287 Classic Chronograph with a new, manual-wind movement, which replaces the existing Ref. 5247; an amazing musical timepiece (I did not catch the reference number) that chimes a piece by Johan Sebastian Bach as the swirling “8” motif on its dial rotates; a watch with an astonishing 96-hour power reserve from only one barrel; and a new iteration of one of my favorite Breguet models, the Type XXII 10 Hz pilots’ watch, in a handsome rose-gold/brown dial combo.


Breguet Ref. 5287, front (above) and back (below)



Breguet’s musical watch; the decorative “8” pattern on its dial revolves to the tune of Bach.


The new Type XXII 10 Hz in rose gold

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About Mark Bernardo

Mark Bernardo is the digital media editor of WatchTime magazine, responsible for developing and overseeing the editorial content on as well as for WatchTime's tablet editions for the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. As WatchTime's managing editor, from 2006 through 2011, he has written about numerous watch companies from major brands like Omega, TAG Heuer and Piaget, to exclusive artisan lines such as Jean Dunand, De Bethune and DeWitt. Prior to joining WatchTime, he was the editor of Smoke, a lifestyle magazine for cigar enthusiasts, whose beats included cigars, watches, cars, wines and spirits, celebrities, men's fashion, and other subjects, and has written about luxury items for a variety of men's-interest publications, including Robb Report, Robb Report Motorcycling, Stratos, Worth, and Bloomberg Markets.


  1. Debashish says:

    Thanks a lot Mark for your great reports of Baselworld 2013 and lovely pictures of fantastic watches! Especially, pictures of Breguet Ref. 5287!

    Just great!!!

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