This is the biggest Jewellery and Timepieces fair. The place to be, the Great Mass for luxury lovers: Baselworld that celebrates its century this year. Here you will find the Best Releases of the 2017 edition and our crushes!
Here we go! Be prepared to see amazing pieces! Click & Zoom to discover those amazing piece in detail!
Rolex: Cellini Moonphase
Baselworld is also the event where we finally see a moonphase complication come back at Rolex, 60 years after the first one, fans will be happy.
But that does not mean that Rolex is vintage! The moonphase inside this watch is one of the most accurate ever made. It needs adjustment just once every 122 years, yes you read that right. Assuming the watch survives, it will only need to be adjusted once a century (and a bit). The moonphase on this one works a little differently to the classic moon phases seen, including those found on the old Rolex watches of yore. Instead of two moons on the disc which are only partially revealed to correspond with the phase of the moon, the Cellini has one moon and one empty spot, signifying the phase known as the ‘new moon’, aka when it’s not visible. The moon itself has another very un-Rolex like addition to it, it is in fact made of a sliver of meteorite instead of gold or platinum.
DeGrisogono: Legendary Icons Jewellery
DeGrisogono has achieved its legendary status at Baselworld 2017. Like the man who created them, and the women who have worn them, the amazing jewellery pieces have entwined their names and destinies to become legendary icons.
Immediately identifiable jewellery designs with a distinctive second skin effect induced by their precious, fluid nature ensuring perfect comfort. Adornments in which the scrolling motifs release the light that in turn intensifies the sparkle of the stones and endows the jewellery with an inimitably airy look and feel.
Bulgari: A New Record
For House Bulgari it's a new record!
When the 3.12mm thin Finissimo Tourbillon was first introduced in 2014, it beat the ultra-thin tourbillon record previously held by Arnold & Son in 2016, the Maison once again set a record for an ultra-thin Minute Repeater with a thickness of only 5.15mm. At Baselworld 2017, the new Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic is only 2.23mm thin for 40mm watch as compared to Piaget Altiplano’s 2.35mm. Impressive!
Extreme thinness is a horological complication in its own right, each component must be conceived to contribute to the overall slenderness collectively, everything must be designed ground up right to the case and dial.
This amazing beauty is inspired by the masterpieces of Italian architecture, a muse entirely attuned to the Roman roots of the Maison. The titanium sandblasted finish reminiscent of the sands of the coliseum reminds one that the new Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic is a pure expression of Swiss watchmaking and the dramatism of Italian style, in sensuous form.
Patek Philippe: The New Pure Vintage Patek
Another House that is inspired by the past and its vintage essence: Patek Philippe!
Patek Philippe launches the new perpetual calendar: the reference 5320G. The look is pure vintage Patek, true vintage with a design inspired by the 1940s and 50s. You can see two apertures for the day and month, a moonphase display with date window at six o'clock, a killer, complex case, and luminous syringe hands.
Chanel: Premiere Camelia Skeleton
Celebrating its 14th participation at Baselworld, House Chanel presents its second movement and exclusive pieces!
Exploring the universe and style of Gabrielle Chanel those pieces express the unlimited creativity of the historic designer.
Presented at Baselworld 2017, the Première Camélia Skeleton watch contains Chanel’s second in-house high-watchmaking movement. A poetic and virtuosic creation, inspired by the House’s emblematic flower.
AUBAZINE & MONSIEUR completes this new time piece collection.
Dior: Grand Soir Collection
Dior Horlogerie has paid tribute to the heritage of the Maison since 2010 with the Dior Grand Soir collection. These one-of-a-kind pieces bring together watchmaking expertise and Dior’s signature refinement. Creativity and colours are highlighted by delicately worked cases and dials.
This year at Baselworld, Dior Horlogerie unveiled watches inspired by a fairy-tale garden in bloom. Precious stones, materials and crazy colours play with volumes to create the illusion of a flower blossoming under the glass. The dial is adorned with mother-of-pearl, opals and polished gold elements, while the case is covered with snow-set diamonds, testifying to exceptional jewellery savoir-faire. The Dior Grand Soir Botanic N°1 is 36 mm in diameter, covered in white gold, diamonds, and pink and yellow sapphires, while the Dior Grand Soir Botanic N°4 is adorned with white gold, diamonds, tsavorite garnets, white opal and malachite.
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