Zenith: Heritage Pilot Sound-Up–Baselworld 2016 [UPDATE: Live Pictures Of The Show]

Watch in retro design

For its new Pilotenuhr, Zenith combines the zeitgeist of the 1960s with classic pilot watch elements. The Heritage pilot sound-up is a chronograph, powered by the automatic El Primero-caliber 4069, whose 45-millimeter stainless steel casing is given an antique look. Continue reading  

Bulgari: World Record For The Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater–Baselworld 2016

The shallowest minute repetition of the world

With flat watches Bulgari has been paying attention since 2014. After the extra-flat tourbillon, the Roman brand with Swiss production site now presents the world’s thinnest minute repetitions. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo minute repeater with 40 millimeter diameter has a titanium housing with just 6.85 millimeters of height. The energy supply for the acoustic time signal concerns a pusher, instead of the normally usual slider. This makes it also possible to keep the extra flat minutes of repetition up to 5 bar waterproof. To improve the sound, the engineers have fallen into the clever idea of running the line markers as slits in the dial. This expands the resonance chamber. The manual lift Unit BVL 362 is with Geneva strips, bevelled edges and Perlagen according to finished. It measures 28.50 millimeters in diameter and has a height of only 3.12 millimeters. Its gear reserve is 42 hours and clocked it with 21,600 half vibrations per hour. The minute repeater is attached to the arm with a vulcanized alligator with a titanium folding clasp. It is limited to 50 pieces and costs 165,000 euro. tw Continue reading  

Tudor: Heritage Advisor

New edition of the alarm of 1957

Tudor commits itself to the Baselworld 2016 entirely its heritage line, under which the most important references in the history of the sister brand of Rolex are recreated. This year, Tudor is presenting a revised version of its alarm–the Heritage Advisor–which came on the market for the first time in 1957 and was produced until 1968. Continue reading  

Christophe Claret: X-Treme-1–Baselworld 2016

Even more extreme

Four years after the first edition, the Technology Miracle X-Treme-1 to the Baselworld 2016 is even more extreme: for two new versions, the complication specialist Christophe Claret Damascene Stahl, who gives the already conspicuous timepiece a martial look. It is particularly exciting when the steel forged from several types of steel is combined and therefore individually graineded with gold elements. Continue reading  

Bremont: Mbii White–Baselworld 2016

A watch like a fighter pilot

The English brand Bremont expands its Martin Baker Line (short MB) around the MBII white with white dial. The company Martin-Baker is the pioneer of British sling seat technology, which, according to Bremont, has already saved about 7,500 people’s lives. The 43 mm large housing is made of hardened stainless steel and has a soft iron cage for protection against magnetic fields. Continue reading  

Breitling: Superocean HÉRitage Chronoworks–Baselworld 2016

Improved manufacture caliber

Breitling has revised its movement and is celebrating the technical progress with the 100 limited edition Superocean Héritage Chronoworks in the Matt ceramic housing with 46 mm diameter. Breitling’s new department Chronoworks has found innovative solutions to improve the performance of the Chronographenwerks. For example, the PCB and the wheels consist of factory bridges made of ceramic boron. This allowed the wheels to turn directly into the bridges without lubrication and bearing stones. The wheels themselves were made of silicon in the precise DRIE process, the light material helps to save a lot of energy, because by inhibiting the wheels are constantly decelerated and accelerated. Also wheel and anchors are now made of light silicon the anchor pallets from Rubin could be removed, the geometry was refined. So the technicians achieved that the inhibition consumes 42 percent less energy. Continue reading