In 2011 when the original [new] Hamilton Pan Europ watch was released it was also the debut of the H-31 movement which was an exclusive for Hamilton by sister company ETA (both are under the Swatch Group umbrella).
Topic | BaselWorld 2012
For months now I found myself putting the Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Titanium Yellow Double Date watch on my wrist more times than I would have first anticipated. With its avocado green strap and bold sporty looks, I always liked the watch but guessed that it would settle in to be more of a ‘once-in-a-while’ piece.
What exactly is a Cosmopolite? A “Grande” one at that? You may find out… In 2012 at Baselworld I was excited about my forthcoming meeting with Glashutte Original. The (probably) under-appreciated Swatch Group-owned brand makes some fantastic watches.
I am pleased that Scott Devon considers my opinion valuable enough to run designs by me and ask me questions about the future of his rather cool high-end electromechanical watch brand.
Introduced at Baselworld 2012, the Hamilton Intra-matic was the follow-up to the Thin-O-matic and it took the “vintage inspired” trend a step further, into what I would call “modern vintage.” Aside from the movement and the flush mounted crystal, one could almost believe that the Intra-matic was NOS (new old stock), found in your Granddad’s drawer, minty and forgotten for over fifty years.
The Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT was not a timepiece I immediately sat down and wrote a review on – as is often the case with the watches I review. I mean, with at least one hands-on watch review a week, I don’t exactly have a lot of time on aBlogtoWatch to delay these things.
In the United States Omega is to a very large degree the “Seamaster” and “Speedmaster” watch brand. Those two timepiece families mostly dominate the image we think of when someone mentions Omega. Let’s think about some of the more noteworthy things Omega is known for.
Today’s Citizen watches are products that most people associate with light. This is thanks to the Japanese brand’s extremely successful Eco-Drive family of movements.
Porsche Design completes what I believe is a trilogy of “Heritage” watches celebrating the brand’s history by recreating in a modern skin some of the brand’s most iconic pieces. For 2012 it is the P’6540 that gets a new limited edition piece. Previous years saw the limited edition Porsche Design P’6520 and P’6530 watches. The […]
At the Baselworld 2011 watch show, Romain Jerome showed a new dive watch called the Octopus (here). It was to be part of the Titanic DNA collection, and the brand’s first true diver. It actually never came out that year. At the 2012 Baselworld show, Romain Jerome returned with another Octopus watch, the piece was […]
When I wrote my Baselworld 2012 recap, I pointed to this watch as being one of my top picks from the show. There is nothing inherently novel or innovative about it. Nor does it represent a new design direction for Bell & Ross. Still, the piece is extremely appealing and well-done from a design perspective. […]
While it does not surprise me much, I can’t say that I would have guessed Rado would bring out a watch with the aesthetic of Tron. In a way I get it. Rado had a nice time in the 1980s when it started to popularize ceramic cased watches, and Tron came out in the 1980s. Both […]
While at Baselworld 2012, I had an interesting idea. It wasn’t totally unique, and I certainly didn’t come up with it originally. I did however stumble upon a solution for a huge problem with the watch industry and a great way to solve it. Something that to my knowledge isn’t really being done with any […]
Leaving Baselworld each year is bitter sweet because I tend to have such a good time. I don’t get to see even a third of what I would like to check out, and it is great to be among my friends and close colleagues for over a week. It is tiring however, and during final […]
Straight from the mouth of Jean-Claude Biver, “Ferrari and Hublot are now married. Where Ferrari goes, Hublot must go as well.” Ferrari executives grin as the godfather of Hiublot enthusiastically memorializes the relationship between the two brands by unveiling the new Big Bang Ferrari watch. Those familiar with the brand, who have a careful eye, […]
Each year at the Baselworld watch and jewelry show the most anticipated news is what behemoth watch brand Rolex will release. This is a quizzical thing because what Rolex announces is often anything but revolutionary. Still the successful and closed watch brand seems to excite their loyalists with the new creations each year – often […]
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