Luxury Watch Exhibition

On 27th March 3rd, the MCH Swiss Exhibition once again hosts the world’s largest luxury watch and jewelery trade fair. A few secrets about new developments were aired a few days and weeks ago. Here already seven interesting Baselworld debutants in the portrait.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Blue Dial

If you admire the new member of the Girard-Perregaux 1966 model series, you will come to the realization that the color blue on the dials of high-quality watches in the last few years was neglected somewhat. No other color conveys such a depth that one can not really look at (the shimmering blasting is doing the rest). The rose gold case measures 38 millimeters and conveys pleasant understatement. The fact that Girard-Perrregaux manufactures high-quality manufactory calibers is nothing new, and this watch is home to an automatic movement built in its own four walls with a 46-hour reserve.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Blue Dial
Reference: 49525-52-432-BB4A
Material Case: rose gold
Diameter Case: 38 mm
Glass: anti-reflective
sapphire glass Waterproof: 30 meters
Movement: GP03300-0030
Movement: automatic
Gear reserve: 46 hours
Lagersteine: 27
Functions: Datum
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Luxury Watch Exhibition 1

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Xxl Small Second

The Vintage XXL line has been an integral part of Girard-Perregaux for some time, and together with the 1966 Blue Dial it forms a kind of mini-series, which is characterized by the color blue. The name of this watch makes the case more impressive than 36 x 35, but in the 1940s it would have been quite an unusual size. With their band attacks, which leave the observer in the dark, where the case really stops and the “horns” begin, the clock also acts significantly larger than the 36 x 35 mm. Apart from that the watch is optically entirely Art Deco in the style of the classic Reverso by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The six-o’clock short second, which was increasingly fashionable in the course of the general vintage trend, likes the nickname. As in the case of the 1966 Blue Dial, the sisters’ model also operates a manufacturing plant that more than meets the requirements of a premium manufacturer of in-house calibres.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage XXL Small Second
Reference: 25880-11-421-11A
Case: stainless steel Dimensions
: 36 x 35 mm (without strap impact)
Glass: anti-reflective
sapphire crystal Case bottom: sapphire glass fixed with four screws
Waterproof: 30 meters
Movement: GP03300-0051
Movement: Automatic Drive
reserve: 46 hours
Lagersteine: 32
Functions: Small second
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Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Manufacture

The Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Manufacture has the UN-32 manufactory with a perpetual calendar, which can be placed as well as backed up. Here, too, the shifting period is taken into account so that the control of the program wheels must be corrected manually only in the year 2100 – namely, when the Gregorian calendar does not provide for the next time seven times consecutively on February 29th. A second time zone can also be used to read the time for any other location. The function can be set at the touch of a button thanks to the patented quick-correction mechanism. The 24-hour scale gives the watch a solid sporty touch. A total of 500 pieces are produced, 250 each in platinum and rose gold.

Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Manufacture

Reference: 322-10 / 329-10
Housing material: platinum / rose gold
limited edition 250 copies
diameter housing: 43 mm
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Waterproof: 30 meters
Movement: UN-32
Movement Type: Automatic
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Jewels: 34
Functions: perpetual calendar adjustable via a single crown, second time zone on the main dial with patented, quick-correction mechanism, permanent home time indicated by the 3rd pointer, double date in the double window.
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Luxury Watch Exhibition 2

Mill GlashÜTte M29 Classic Small Second

To this year’s 145-year anniversary, Mühle-Glashütte – or Mühle Glashütte has some nautical instruments and precision mechanics, as it is called full name. In the summer, a new manufactory line is waiting for us under the name “R. Mühle & Sohn “(” Mill & Son “), which is a reflection of one’s own origins. In the beginnings of the turbulent company history it was above all also known for the production of high-quality clocks. With the M29 Classic Small Second, Mühle Glashütte also introduces an expansion of the “Messuhren” series of models launched in 2013. Regarding the design, you can borrow bonds from the historical precision dial gauges – in particular the M 29, which is named. The good readability and tidy looks, which at the same time appear sporty and appealing, are very well liked. The watch comes with a black and cream-colored dial, especially the latter impresses with an optic that spills the authentic charm of precision watches from days gone by. The watch houses a Sellita SW 290, in which the surface finishes typical for the mill were made. In addition, the plant was equipped with its own rotor as well as the patented fine-shaft fine-tuning system.

Mill Glashütte M29 Classic Small second

Material Case: Stainless steel
Diameter: 42 mm
Glass: Anti-reflective
sapphire glass Waterproof: 100 meters
Movement: SW 290-1
Movement: Automatic
Gear reserve: approx. 38 hours
Functions: Seconds stop, date with quick-correction
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Oris Artelier Jumping Hour

This year, Oris also celebrates a round birthday, which has to be appreciated with exciting new clocks. The Oris Artelier Jumping Hour is a part-time watch for a refreshing performance. At the first moment one would be surprised at the sight that the date window is positioned on the twelve and only one pointer appears in the larger of the two decentralized number fields. In fact, the viewing window is not a date display, but a jumping hour, which gives the watch an exciting and unusual look.
Oris Artelier Jumping Hour

Reference: 917 7702 2051
Housing material: Stainless Steel
Case diameter: 40.5 mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistant: 50 meters
Movement: Oris 917 (base SW300)
Movement: Automatic
Power reserve: approximately 42 hours
Functions: Jumping hour
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Luxury Watch Exhibition 3

U-Boat Phoenix

At this first watch the producer DNA is already visible. Somehow watch the U-Boat watches as if they were the favorite toy of the protagonist of a science fiction hero. Even if the timepieces of the Italian manufacturer always look martial, they are at the same time high-quality and very exclusive. The process often involves the use of valuable materials. This chronograph, named Phoenix, is lavishly proportioned with a diameter of 48 millimeters and carries its distinctive crown – and this is also common with U-boats – on the left side.This is to prevent the crown of the majority of the persons wearing the watches on the left wrist in the back of the hand. In the silver casing of the Phoenix, slight crevices were drilled, which seem to flow naturally like a river in the landscape. Then they were filled with a total of 180 black diamonds, creating an extraordinary design in coral-like camouflage optics.

U-Boat Phoenix

Material Case: Silver brilliant
Diameter Case: 48 mm
Crystal: sapphire glass
Waterproof: 50 meters
Movement: automatic
Movement reserve: approx. 44 hours
Bearing stones: 25
Functions: Chronograph, small second, date

Junghans Master Telemeter

Already presented at the Inhorgenta in Munich, this Junghans will now be presented to a wider audience in Basel next to a handful of new models. If the master telemeter also had a telephone charge and if it were about 5 mm smaller, then one could actually confuse it with a chronograph from the 50’s of the last century. Thus, the master takes telemetry bonds from that time, in which chronographs with Tachymeter scale came into fashion. The arrangement with a totalizer on the three and one on the Nine has been seen in other, mostly German manufacturers (Union Glashütte, Glashütte Original, Montblanc).
Junghans master telemeter

Reference: 027 / 3380.00
Material Case: Stainless steel
Diameter Case: 40.5 mm
Glass: sapphire glass with antireflex coating
Waterproof: 30 meters
Movement: J880.3
Movement: automatic
Movement reserve: 42 hours
Storage: 45
Functions: chronograph, tachymeter scale, telemeter scale
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