Haute Author: Carol Besler

Carol Besler

Carol Besler has written about watches for more than 20 years. From 1990 to 2005 she was editor and publisher of Canadian Jeweller magazine, while contributing regularly to several other publications, including International Watch, Robb Report, Patek Philippe Magazine, Financial Post and Worth. From 2006 to 2009 she was editor of the ladies edition of International Watch and remains a regular contributor to International Watch, Journal Haute Horlogerie, Haute Living, Watch Journal, Robb Report, Fashion Magazine, The New York Times (Watch Your Time), Sharp For Men, The Book For Men, Nuvo, Experience (for Bombardier) and the custom magazines about watches and jewelry published by Tufts Communications.

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Baselworld 2014: Spotlight on Ulysse Nardin


The most ‘striking’ of Ulysse Nardin’s introductions at this year’s Baselworld was the Imperial Blue, a flying tourbillon with Grand Sonnerie Westminster Carillon, with a safety system that stops the sounding of the passing hours while the time is being corrected. It has twin barrels, […]

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Baselworld 2014: Spotlight on Chanel

The new Chanel Premiére.

Chanel’s most important introduction this year is a fashion-focused homage to the brand’s couture roots, with a new version of the Premiére. The watch has an intertwined leather and steel link bracelet that is reminiscent of Chanel’s iconic handbag straps. It was featured on the […]

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Baselworld 2014: Spotlight on Bulgari

Octo Finissimo

Bulgari’s watchmaking division continues to impress aficionados with new mechanisms, consolidating its reputation as a manufacture. This year’s dazzler is the introduction of the world’s thinnest tourbillon, the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon, which is just 5.00mm thick. It contains a manual wound caliber, with a tourbillon […]

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Baselworld 2014: Spotlight on Rolex


At this year’s Baselworld, Rolex gave collectors and fans something they have long been requesting: a new Pepsi. That is the nickname for the Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master with a distinctive red and blue bezel (pictured below). The GMT Master II captures the color […]

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Baselworld: Sunday, March 30, 2014


It is impossible to report all the new introductions at Baselworld while it’s happening. There are hundreds of new introductions from the world’s watch brands during the week-long event, which ends on Thursday. We can only offer you a glimpse while we’re here, by showing […]

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Baselworld: Saturday, March 29, 2014


Today at Baselworld we saw high jewelry watches, flyback chronos and a spectacular Westminster minute repeater, from brands including Bulgari, Zenith, Glashütte, Blancpain and de Grisogono. The Zenith Transparency Premiere Universe Legend Limitation (pictured above) is a 60mm pocket watch with a case that is […]

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Baselworld: Friday, March 28, 2014


Today’s treasures from Baselworld include a mix of men’s ladies’ and a wild table clock. Featured are MB&F, Carl F. Bucherer, Girard-Perregaux, and Breguet. Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon (pictured above) is a triple-axis tourbillon, with one carriage rotating ones every minute, the second rotating every 30 […]

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