BASELWORLD 2013: April 30 Update

Posted by Hannah Zweifler on Apr 30, 2013 6:58:40 AM

A Baselworld 2013 update for April 29th and 30th, 2013, brought to you by Chronos Watch Magazine:

  • Harry Winston unveiled the Opus XIII, featuring 242 jewels, 59 pivoting minute hands, and 11 rotating triangles to for the hours.
  • The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II, one of Rolex's new models this year, is now available in 904L steel. With a programmable countdown with a mechanical memory that allows for precise timing, this watch is wholly made for sailors.
  • Rolex also introduced a new version of the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster which has a case and bracelet made in 18 ct Everose gold and set with diamonds.
  • Hublot is expected to present a Haute Joaillerie piece, priced at $1 million, made with 1185 baguette diamonds, and requiring 4100 hours of cutting and 4 months' work of stone-setting.
  • Among OMEGA's new watches, the most important debuts this year include the Seamaster > 15,000 Gauss watch, the Constellation, which now includes a case with an 18k Sedna gold alloy, the Ladymatic, and the Speedmaster Moonwatch, made with zirconium-based black ceramic.
  • Zenith continues to focus on pilot watches in 2013, launching three new watches for its Pilot Collection, a Tourbillon Chronograph, an Annual Calendar Chronograph, and a GMT, all 48mm models. This year Zenith also launches a new marketing campaign asserting its authenticity as a quality watchmaking brand.
  • Tissot celebrates its 160th anniversary this year by continuing to make innovative watches, including the new Tissot Luxury, launched this year.
  • Among the many new creative and innovative watches released this year is the Corum Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder, featuring two interconnected inline oscillating weights, a new system invented by Corum.

 

Topics: News, Hublot, Harry Winston, Tissot, baselworld 2013, BaselWorld, Rolex, Zenith, Haute Joaillerie, OMEGA

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