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April 28, 2013updated Apr 30, 2013

Basel Show Report: Over the Weekend

By Chris Boyle


Hublot’s La Ferrari

By Mike Espindle

Hublot’s year-old partnership with Ferrari has produced this stunning, show stopper of a watch…a completely new and unique movement inspired by the design of the Enzo engine. Limited to 50 pieces, the prices is reported to be $345,000 and signals a new level in the ongoing relationship between the watchmaker and automotive designer.


Corum Titanium Bridge

The ladies get a sleek, white-on-white treatment of the watchmaker’s signature bridge movement in titanium. A sleek white ceramic case makes this large-ish watch easy on the wrist . Corum announced its recent acquisition by China Haidan Holdings, an Asian conglomerate that also owns the Eterna watch brand.


Graham 1695 Lady Chrono-Fighter

Graham 1695 Lady ChronoFighter

Similarly, Graham is offering its iconic trigger-push 1695 ChronoFighter in a smaller and more elegant package for female fans of this English-flavored/Swiss-made racing brand. This model features a lovely moonphase indicator as well.


Perrelet Turbillon

No, that is not a typo. Perrelet has combined its signature double rotor Turbine movement with a high-end tourbilllon and made the concept its own. The blades of the upper rotor have been rendered transparent to reveal the beauty of the tourbillon more easily.



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Cuervo y Sobrinos is the official sponsor of what is now know as the CYS Cup, a vintage racing event in conjunction with Milano AutoClassica. The watch brand’s classic Historiador watch gets a snazzy automotive inspired treatment in this limited edition racing collection model made expressly for the cup drivers.


Ressence Type 3

The inventive genius of Ressence designer Benoit Mintiens is apparent in this new Type 3 model. He has taken his `’hand-less“ rotating clear disc vision of time telling and added day and  date indicators to the mix. And, the sharp-eyed among you will notice he has eliminated the crown–all adjustments are made magnetically via the case back–and the top dome of the watch is submerged in a clear, low-vicosity oil. Amazing.


Louis Moinet Derrick Tourbillon

Art watch master Louis Moinet offers up this dramatic Derrick watch in white gold and oily blue dial with a movement function inspired by classic drilling rigs. A tourbillon is included, to give the J.R. Ewings out there some haute horolgy with their black gold.

Picard Cadet Chrono

Picard Cadet Chrono

Century-old watchmaker Picard Cadet relaunches with a full line of 12 timeless tonneau-based models for men and womens. Pictured is the men’s chronograph model.


Armin Strom Water Tourbillon

The distinctive Armin Strom design DNA of off-center faces and elemental inspiration gives birth to this Water watch in its Four Elements line that now carries the appropriate addition of a tourbillon at 9 o’clock.





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