Here are the highlights of Basel 2017
Breitling – Navitimer Rattrapante
Developed in the spirit of instruments for professionals, this Manufacture Breitling Caliber B03 is distinguished by its innovative construction ensuring a maximum of precision, sturdiness, and reliability. To present this major technical breakthrough, Breitling has chosen its most emblematic model, the famous Navitimer, interpreted in steel or gold with an exclusive bronze-colored dial. The officially certified chronometer by the COSC comes with 70-hours power reserve, along with 3 bars water resistance.
Graham – Chronofighter Vintage Pulsometer
With an integrated pulsometer function, this eye-catching automatic chronograph has the capacity to monitor all rhythms of the heart and soul with great accuracy. It’s able to measure human heartbeats and feels equally at home with the peaks and troughs of electronic house music. The mini-metronome has the potential to make the heart skip a beat in terms of stunning looks, authenticated by the iconic stop-start trigger. This doctor’s watch comes with a 44mm steel case, with water 100m water resistance and power reserve of 48 hours.
Blancpain- Villeret Semainier Grande Date 8 Jours
The Villeret collection welcomes a new timepiece offering a blend of horological complications and refined aesthetics. The red gold 42mm case is equipped with three mainspring barrels guaranteeing an 8-day power reserve, as well as a titanium variable-inertia balance with gold micrometric regulation screws and a balance spring in silicon. The Blancpain timepiece is powered by Caliber 3738G2, comes with a 378-part self-winding movement and is 3 bar* water resistant.
Zenith- Defy El Primero
Swiss watch manufacturer Zenith has a century and a half behind it and is resolutely taking its place in the third millennium with a new 100th of a second chronograph movement. While remaining true to its legendary roots, the 21st century Defy El Primero flaunts standout performance: a COSC-certified in-house movement driving a hundredth of a second display by means of a central hand, with its unique and exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second. Its double-chain structure is based on two regulators, made of Carbon-Matrix Carbon Nanotube composite, a patented new material that is insensitive to magnetic fields and temperature gradients to a degree well above existing norms. With its powerful 44 mm titanium case, Defy El Primero 21 becomes the master of extreme precision.
Hublot- Spirit of Big Bang Sapphire
Returning to the codes of watchmaking, always in search of excellence and audacity, Hublot has defined its invisible visibility concept as a mega-trend. A watch that tells you everything, reveals everything, takes on everything, from its case middle to its motor, from its heart to its soul, and whose transparency introduces itself up to its structured silicone-lined strap. Thanks to 3D machining and almost 100 hours of work, the Spirit of Big Bang Sapphire is as hard and scratch-resistant as diamond.
Tag Heuer- The Autavia
Created in 1962, this iconic model celebrates its 55th anniversary in the form of a neo-retro successor featuring updated functions and a proprietary movement. A retro look updated with touches of modernity, grounded in the real world. “Mushroom” push-pieces, a ridged crown, the Heuer logo and a distressed calfskin leather strap for a vintage feel. A contemporary twist is revealed in the addition of a date aperture and a sapphire case-back. It comes with a larger 42 mm diameter, water resistant to 100 metres, date aperture at 6 o’clock and Heuer-02 proprietary self-winding chronograph movement for the new model.