A review of Baselworld 2015
Watch lovers always make the pilgrimage to Baselworld. Let’s see what surprises the major watch brands have in store in 2015.
Breguet Tradition 7087 Watch
Breguet Tradition reveals the inner workings of a watch, a company signature. Made with an off-centered dial at 1:30, the Breguet Tradition 7078 is more complex. It includes a self-winding movement with a minute repeater and 60-second tourbillon at 6 o’clock. There is an 80-hour power reserve, which can be seen in the aperture at 12 o’clock. The 18K case comes in rose or white gold.
breguet.com, at Montecristo Jewellers, (604) 263-3611
Girard-Perregaux 1966 The Chamber of Wonders Watch
This dial has become a stage for watchmakers to demonstrate their artistic talent. The Girard-Perregaux watch dials represent maps of mankind’s most ancient history. This map is a reproduction of a map drawn in the first half of the 15th century, by historian Ibn al-Wardi. Min. 46-hour power reserve, water-resistant to 30m, limited edition of 18 pieces.
girard-perregaux.com, At Palladio, (604) 685-3885
Patek Philippe Grand Complications Collection Watch
The manufacturer’s very first wrist chronograph, which debuted in 1923, was a split-seconds model. Since then, innovations that allow lap and intermediate times to be stopped without interrupting the ongoing movement have become popular. Patek Philippe’s new Ref. 5370 split-seconds chronograph has a stopwatch with two buttons for basic start, stop, and reset functions. The masculine face is black enamel dial, complemented by a hand-stitched alligator strap. Water resistant to 30m.
patek.com, at Brinkhaus Jewellers, (604) 689-7055
Jaquet Droz Les Ateliers D’art Petite Heure Minute Relief Goats
Representing the Chinese Year of the Goat, this 18K red gold dial with champlevé enamel is inspired by a Chinese idiom, “Sanyang (three goats) Kai Tai (auspicious).” The goats are lifelike and detailed, and the small black dial pops in onyx. Off-centered hours and minutes are neat and elegant. Power reserve of 68 hours. Water resistant to 30m. Numerus Clausus of 28.
at Lugaro Jewellers, (604) 925-2043
Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater Watch
The Hannibal Minute Repeater watch recaptures the scene of Hannibal marching his army, including elephants, to Rome. The Westminster chime adds to the historic feel of this watch. Tourbillon at 6 o’clock, with 70-hours power reserve, and water-resistant to 30 metres. Limited edition of 30 pieces.
ulysse-nardin.com, at Lugaro Jewellers, (604) 925-2043
Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel Watch
The jewelry watch collection entitled “Mademoiselle Privé” is inspired by the intimate world of Gabrielle Chanel. The Coromandel Watch collection conveys the chic chinoiserie of Coromandel screens in Gabrielle Chanel’s house. In coral, turquoise, cornaline and lapis lazuli, the birds of the glyptic appear as though ready to take flight, alighting on fine branches in sculpted gold. 42-hour power reserve. Water-resistant to 30m.
at Chanel Boutique, (604) 682-0522