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BASELWORLD 2016 PREVIEW

Absolute Transparency: Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire

Hublot, long known for its bold use of non-conventional materials and combinations of materials in its watch cases, makes horological history with the first large-scale series of watches with cases cut from pure sapphire blocks: the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire.

New from Geneva

Mapping Time & Space: Bovet’s Recital 18 “The Shooting Star”

Bovet, which showed its newest timepieces in Geneva during SIHH 2016, added to its ultra-complicated Recital collection a watch that is positively cosmic in its level of complexity: the Bovet Recital 18, aka "The Shooting Star." It combines a five-day tourbillon, a hemispheric worldwide time function, a compact 24-cities indicator on rollers, a hemispheric moon-phase display, and a jumping hour with retrograde minutes.

A Classic Revisited

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s New Geophysic Collection (Updated with Live Photos from SIHH)

In 2014, Jaeger-LeCoultre released the limited-edition Geophysic 1958, a tribute to a famous and collectible chronometer that the brand produced in the “International Geophysical Year” of scientific exploration (Click here for more detail on that watch). Now the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic becomes an actual contemporary collection within the brand, with the release of two new, non-limited...

SIHH 2016:

Piaget Offers Ladies the Moon with Limelight Stella Astronomical Moon Phase

Piaget has become known for its growing stable of complicated calibers and particularly for its ultra-thin watches: the company has created 27 ultra-thin calibers over the years, 15 of which have set world records for being the slimmest in their category. It is surprising, then, that Piaget is only this year introducing its first complicated...

SIHH 2016:

Panerai Luminor 8 Days Set Pays Tribute to Early Stallone Models

Twenty years ago, Hollywood action hero Sylvester Stallone commissioned a pair of watches from then-obscure watch brand Officine Panerai, and neither the brand, nor the watch world at large, has been the same since. Panerai marks this milestone at SIHH 2016 with a special, limited-edition set of two new watches inspired by the ones made...

SIHH 2016:

Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Anniversary Editions (Live Pictures)

      In celebration of its 110th anniversary, Montblanc introduced five new models – one with a new caliber – in its 4810 collection. The revamped collection is designed to reflect the era of adventurous sea travel at the turn of the century, around the time Montblanc was founded (in 1910).  The 4810 collection is a reference to...

Watch to Watch

Stowa Flieger Blue Limited

German watch manufacturer Stowa has teamed up with WatchTime.net — the online home of WatchTime’s German sister publications Chronos and Uhren Magazin — to produce this all-new special-edition timepiece, the Stowa Flieger Blue Limited, of which only 100 pieces will be available. The Stowa Flieger Blue Limited is a modern reinterpretation of the historical Stowa...

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 21: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic

There is a commonly used phrase within the watch community with regards to the watches produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre: “watchmaker’s watches,” the implication being that the market segment JLC fulfills is exclusively a niche for people who know exactly what they want, and know why “what they want” matters. Now, I would not fully argue for...