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Louis Moinet has released the MECANOGRAPH City, a new design for the Mecanograph series of watches that perpetually beat at eight vibrations a second (28,800 vibrations per hour) with the busy action of the escapement lever with its ruby palettes releasing the slow rotation of the train wheels all entirely visible on the dial through a cut away.
When they unveil this watch to you at Baselworld by pulling away the cover that conceals it, it’s not so much Grand Feu and as Grand Pheeew…that is a huge watch.
You can always rely on Hamilton to have some interesting new additions to its collection, and 2014 is no exception. Hamilton’s Baselworld roll out includes retro designs with hunter-style metal covers, a 1970s re-release and a top of the range a range watch that can also be used as a precision aircraft instrument.
Before Ernie had to return home he managed to slip some expensive watch wear on his wrist. One of these was Hautlence, the Neuchatel independent with such a distinctive look and feel to their watches.
Of course Baselworld is not exclusively about high-end watches; many of the affordable brands bring out new collections for Baselworld as well. Over the past 15 years, the Wenger Commando has been the icon of the Wenger timepiece collection.
It’s been far too long since Britain has had a genuine world first to announce to the world, but Bremont’s key announcement at Baselworld 2014 was the introduction of the world’s first mechanical smart watch. It’s hand built and it’s entirely British.
On this, the 97th anniversary of the death of the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin, we felt it appropriate to bring to your attention a fascinating and deliberately overlooked footnote in Rolex’s rich history.
Alpina is putting its weight and its watches behind the IceLegacy project. It’s a project by Norwegian Borge Ousland, the only man to have crossed the North and South poles alone, and Frenchman Vincent Colliard, his partner, to promote the protection of the glaciers, an environmental and climate issue that is dire yet little known.
Of course it’s not really Baselworld Day 2, but it’s our Day 2. Everything was going really well, but by the afternoon of Friday, Ernie began to feel unwell and made the tough but wise decision to pull out of Baselworld and travel home.
Day 1 at Baselworld, and Ernie’s camera was clicking almost as fast as the turnstiles that allow the watch hungry hordes entry to the halls. In a packed schedule, Ernie, looking dapper in a light green designer jacket, quickly got down to the job in hand, a tough job involving inspecting a number of exquisite new watches at close quarters and trying them on for size.