Sexy Timepieces at Baselworld
Baselworld 2018, the world watch and jewelry show, has opened its doors and the Swiss Exhibitors are presenting the most stunning time pieces you’ve ever seen. With nearly 700 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors, Baselworld is the world’s largest offline platform (yes, we said offline) for the introduction to new timepieces. Between March 22 – March 27, 2018, the Swiss city of Basel will host some of the watch industry’s most prestigious watch brands. Check out a few of our favorites below.
BVLGARI – Lvcea Tubogas
The tubogas bracelet, has flexible links that coil around the wrist, and is one of the brand’s signature looks, first used by Bulgari in the 1940s. Tubogas is so-called because of its similarity to a woven-metal gas pipe, a stunning expression of industrial-inspired design. It is formed by wrapping long bands of gold or steel around a steel core, interlocking to hide the core metal. It is combined for the first time this year with the case of the Lucea, Bulgari’s most modern ladies’ watch. The name Lucea comes from luce, Italian for “light,” and celebrates the essence of the sundial, with its mother-of-pearl and diamond dials. Lucea Tubogas watches come in a two-tone combination of gold and steel.
Quartz calibre B046 customized by Bulgari
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Two-tone steel and 18k rose gold bezel, 28 mm. Crown set with pink cabochon stone. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft)
White mother-of-pearl for two-tone steel and 18k rose gold models. All dial set with 12 brilliant-cut diamond hour markers
Two-tone steel and 18k rose gold tubogas bracelet
Certina DS Action Diver Sea Turtle Conservancy
This special edition commemorates Certina’s membership in the Sea Turtle Conservancy, which is devoted to the conservation of sea turtles and their habitats. It was established in 1959. The watch is conform to the ISO 6425 standard for diving watches by using special O-ring seals in the crown and case back. As a professional diver’s watch, it is water resistant to 300 meters, and has a screw-down crown, screw-down case back and a unidirectional bezel with Super-LumiNova coating markings for high readability. It contains the automatic ETA Powermatic 80 movement, noted for its remarkable 80-hour power reserve. The blue seconds hand is a reference to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the official logo of which is featured on the case back.
Mechanical Automatic ETA Powermatic 80, 21,600 vib/h (3Hz), up to 80-hour power reserve
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316L satin-finished stainless steel, 43 mm. Bezel of black anodised aluminium, screw-down crown with initials DS. Sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-reflective coating. Screw-down case back with Sea Turtle Conservancy official logo. Water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar/1000 ft)
Black surface finish with blue seconds hand and Super-LumiNova coating on indexes and hands. “Diver’s Watch 300 m” lettering in blue
Satin-finished three-part stainless steel bracelet. Folding buckle with twin push buttons and flexible diver extension
Albert Riele – Concerto 142GA04-SP66I-LT
Albert Riele has a certain standard of elegance and taste in every design. This design contains a Swiss-made automatic movement made by Sellita, part of which can be seen through an opening on the dial. The case is made of robust 316L stainless steel with rose PVD coating, and the radiant blue dial is topped by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The hands are coated with superluminescent inlay and the seconds hand is red, all for greater legibility. It comes with either a leather strap with red stitching or a rose PVD coated stainless steel bracelet with a convenient butterfly clasp. The Concerto is water resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165ft).
Mechanical automatic Sellita SW200 calibre, 26 jewels, 28,800 (4 Hz), 38-hour power reserve
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316L stainless steel with rose PVD coating, 42 mm, anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft)
Textured blue with window at 12 o’clock. Applied rose PVD markers and hands, with superluminescent inlay
Blue leather strap with red top stitching or stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp
Longines – Record
Longines is dressing up the Record collection this year by adding 18k rose gold and two-tone steel and 18K rose gold versions. Previously, this line was only available in stainless steel. There are also many size options to choose from, making them suitable for both men and women. A variety of dials, including diamond options, and a choice of several straps complete the expanded selection. The traditional elegance of the Record is combined with a modern, elite movement that is COSC-certified as a chronometer. The automatic calibre features a silicon balance spring, a lightweight material that is corrosion-resistant, anti-magnetic and unaffected by normal temperature variations and atmospheric pressure. Bestowed with a high degree of added value, these certified “chronometers” now join the ranks of truly exceptional timepieces.
Automatic calibre L592.4 (ETA A20.L11) COSC-certified, 22 jewels, 18,800 vib/h (4 Hz), 40-hour power reserve for 26 mm and 30 mm models. Automatic calibre L888.4 (ETA A31.L11), COSC-certified, 21 jewels, 25,200 vib/h (3.5 Hz), 64-hour power reserve for 38.5 mm and 40 mm models
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Stainless steel and 18K rose gold cap, or 18K rose gold, with or without Top Wesselton diamonds. All with sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective coating. Sapphire crystal case back for 18K rose gold versions with diamonds. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m/100 ft)
Steel and two-tone models: white matt/painted Roman numerals; silver sunray/bar indexes; sunray silver/Arabic numerals and triangular bar indexes; black lacquered/diamond indexes; white mother-of-pearl/diamond indexes. Rose gold models: white matt/Roman numerals; white mother-of-pearl/diamond indexes; sunray blue/bar indexes. Hand are blued steel or rhodium-plated
Black, blue or brown alligator with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism. Stainless steel and rose gold cap with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism