Couture Watch and Jewelry Show Opens in Las Vegas

Ball Trainmaster RomanWith Baselworld barely in the rearview mirror, watch brands and those of us who cover them made the pilgrimage this week to the annual watch and jewelry fairs in Las Vegas. The first of them, called Couture, kicked off yesterday at the Wynn Hotel and Casino. Below you’ll find some photos and brief descriptions of several of the timepieces, some of which were not unveiled in Basel, that I saw at the show.

Bremont Alt 1 rose gold
The British brand Bremont introduced a new version of its ALT-1 C pilots chrono in a rose gold case, with design inspired by it limited edition Victory model. Above, left-right: the Victory and the new ALT-1 C.
I tried on Bremont’s new U2 Blue, with a striking dark blue dial and matching leather strap, a watch that takes its design cues from a model worn by Israeli armed forces and retails for $5,495.
Ball Annual Calendar
Ball Watch, which teased but didn’t actually introduce new models at Basel, made up for it in Vegas. Above is the brand’s new Annual Calendar ($5,800).
Ball Trainmaster Roman
Another new model from Ball is the Trainmaster Roman, the first in that collection to include Roman numerals on the dials, an ideal entry-level watch for the right taste, at $1,799.
Perrelet Turbillon
I finally got a close look at Perrelet’s Turbillon, one of Baselworld’s buzzed-about watches. And “Turbillon” is not a misspelling: it’s the first tourbillon watch in Perrelet’s Turbine collection.
TW Steel Blue
Blue dial-blue strap is definitely a hot combo this year. Here’s a new oversized chronograph from TW Steel, with a rose-gold-plated case.

Stay tuned to for updates on new timepieces from the JCK Watch and Jewelry show, which starts today at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay.

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  1. Rob Fitzgerald

    We agree with Pat’s comment re not being able to attend due to other commitments. Mark a question please, our industry [watches etc] has undergone many changes in the last 10 years or so and crossed many lines into other semi related industries. Is there a current overview, publication, book or report on our industry and how it has changed and is now structured. From telling the time at a glance to the evolution of gorgeous jewelry pcs and engineering marvels within our product lines it would be nice to see our industry over the last 30 – 50 years and where it has come. Any suggestions on reading material. Enjoy the show

  2. Pat Rondilla

    Thank you for the updates.. People like me who can’t attend Basel or Vegas show due to bussiness obligations rely on your updates.. Many thanks..

  3. Steve Richards

    Hi Mark,
    Can the public get into the watch show at the Wynn?

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