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Jörg Schauer spoke to the Watchuseek team about development of Durowe movement, watch collection, and growth of Stowa. Jörg was very open about the struggle for releasing watches with Durowe movment. His issue is space for additional watchmakers as well as development time required. He said that few of his watchmakers are working through evenings to develop the Durowe movement. He said he is confident that Durowe movement watch will happen in 2015. Until then Testaf - or what he referred to as Airman 2.0 remains his focus.
Tutima M2 was the highlight of the 2015 collection. It now has the Valjoux 7750 base movement. It is 46mm but it wears like 42mm due to the height. The depth rating is 300 meters. The titanium case contains an anti-magnetic cage.
It being the week of Baselworld, Baselworld stories are running hot and heavy, and there is still plenty more to come. Daily my inbox overfloweth with new watches and new brands urgently requesting coverage. And cover them we will, even when the vastly expensive exhibition stands have been dismantled for another year.
At Baselworld 2015 Casio introduces a rugged and versatile timepiece to its outdoor activity PRO TREK line.The PRW-3500 is the first PRO TREK watch to feature 200-meter water resistance, Casio’s next-generation Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology, and Tough Solar Power. The PRW-3500 is on display for the first time at Baselworld 2015 in Switzerland in Hall 1.2.
Watchuseek team had an interesting and good visit with the new owners (and new company) Anonimo. The reason I state it was interesting is because owners of Anonimo Firenze watches (yours truly included) have been unhappy for some time due to lack of after sale service and availability of parts. This prompted me to ask the CEO, Frederic Bastiat, a frank question - As the CEO of new company, what can you do to resolve after sale service of Anonimo Firenze?
Watchuseek team met with Pierre and came away with the appreciation for his passion for watchmaking. Pierre is not about mass marketing and mass production, but is about appreciating watch an art form. Highlights of this year's collection included Bonnie & Clyde watches, GMT function with half-hour time setting, and simple yet elegant ladies Pure Nacre watch. It was impressive to see the focus on ladies watches.
The new Big Bang UNICO Italia Independent, designed in collaboration with the Italian brand, of whom Lapo Elkann is Chairman and Co-Founder. This collaboration has created a case featuring a brand new material, Texalium® , whose design is exclusive to the Swiss watchmaking brand.
The Classic Fusion Enamel Britto is the link between a traditional art – "grand feu" enamelling – and contemporary art movements – Pop Art and Cubism – in the work of Brazilian artist Romero Britto, who has been collaborating with Hublot since the World Cup.
On 18th March at precisely 3pm, Zenith, led by Jean-Claude Biver, President of the LVMH Watch Division and Aldo Magada, CEO and President of the brand, began the celebrations to mark its 150th anniversary year at Baselworld 2015.
Brothers Bart and Tim Grönefeld, shown here in front of the Baselworld halls, are among our former dear leader Ernie Romers' favourite independent watchmakers, and they’ve certainly got the right idea when it comes to press releases.