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The Tourbillon with Three Bridges, created nearly 150 years ago by Girard-Perregaux, has undergone a quantum leap in design. While the architecture and codes from which it derives its strength and originality have been preserved, the changes are in the design of the bridges, the shape of the crystal, and in the completely redesigned calibre.
On show at Baselworld 2014, the new G-Shock MTG-S1000D is an LED-infused Tough Movement, alpha Gel dampeners, MT-G Tough Solar power charging, and Multi-Band 6 atomic timekeeper, and it’s made of plated stainless steel and resin. It’s a follow-up to last year’s ‘Twisted Metal’ MTG-S1000.
After three months of boatbuilding, the Maxi Trimaran Spindrift 2 was re-launched on Wednesday, April 2 in Lorient (France) and returned to the base in La Trinité Sur Mer. The largest racing trimaran in the world, it has been optimised for the demanding North Atlantic and 24-hours crewed records and then for the solo Route du Rhum.
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.