Archive for: July, 2015

Breitling Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Bentley Collaboration

Breitling Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Bentley Collaboration

In 2003, Bentley made their comeback at the Le Mans 24 Hours race by winning the two top spots. That was also the year the British automaker began a partnership with Swiss watchmaker Breitling, with the launch of Breitling for Bentley. This year the companies are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their collection with the release of three new chronographs; the Bentley B06, a “30-second chronograph”, the Bentley B04 GMT and the Bentley B05 Unitime. The movements of these three timepieces were designed and developed entirely in the Breitling Chronométrie workshops. The selfwinding chronograph B04, B05 and B06 calibres are READ MORE

Felix Baumgartner Helps Zenith Celebrate New Campaign, Website in Basel

Felix Baumgartner Helps Zenith Celebrate New Campaign, Website in Basel

This year Zenith celebrated its 90th year anniversary at BaselWorld in style. Felix Baumgartner, who enthralled the world last year with his stratospheric jump, joined company CEO Jean-Frédéric Dufour at the Von Bartha Garage art gallery in Basel. Guests got the chance to look back at the sporting and scientific feat accomplished by Baumgartner, the only man to have broken the sound barrier without vehicular power. They also got a look at the El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th Baumgartner wore during his jump from the edge of space, as well as the new Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 models from the READ MORE

MB&F MusicMachine Plays Star Wars Theme, Pink Floyd

MB&F MusicMachine Plays Star Wars Theme, Pink Floyd

Luxury watchmaker MB&F are known for their avant-garde horological machines, but even fans of the brand will be surprised by their latest creation. MB&F have unveiled MusicMachine, a limited-edition music box created in collaboration with REUGE, the premier manufacturer of music boxes on the planet. With dual propellers and twin silver cylinders mounted on sleek outrigger landing gear, the MusicMachine looks more like a spaceship than a traditional music box. The cylinders each play three tunes personally selected by MB&F founder and creative director Maximilian Büsser, who is a big fan of sci-fi films and TV series. The left cylinder READ MORE

Hermès Collaborate With Toyo Ito on Conceptual BaselWorld Pavilion

Hermès Collaborate With Toyo Ito on Conceptual BaselWorld Pavilion

An itinerant wooden vessel bedecked in greenery. That’s how Hermès have described their pavilion at BaselWorld 2013, which the luxury French fashion house created in collaboration with Toyo Ito. The Japanese architect, who is famous for his conceptual designs, is one of the most influential contemporary architects in the world. Hermès has described their BaselWorld stand as a shared, environmentally aware approach, with an emphasis on the value of expertise. The iconic French fashion house is presenting its new watchmaking creations at the pavilion. If you’re in Basel now, check out this unique stand yourself at Hall 1.1 – Stand B55. Photo credit: Iwan Baan. READ MORE

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day: Patek Philippe Gondolo 8 Days

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day:  Patek Philippe Gondolo 8 Days

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day pick comes right from BaselWorld – it is the new Gondolo 8 Days by Patek Philippe. This mechanical, manually wound movement features an 8-day power reserve and day and date function, housed in a 37.4 mm x 46.0 mm gold case. The day appears in the aperture and the date is marked by a hand in the subdial. The beautiful dial has gold applied hour markers and hands along with a power reserve indicator at the 12 o’clock position. The Gondolo 8 Days is equipped with a sapphire crystal and case back and READ MORE

Girard-Perregaux Screen Susan and David Rockefeller’s New Documentary at BaselWorld

Girard-Perregaux Screen Susan and David Rockefeller’s New Documentary at BaselWorld

Last week Girard-Perregaux kicked off their return to BaselWorld with an event honoring Susan and David Rockefeller for their philanthropic commitment to saving the environment. The evening featured a special screening of the Rockefellers’ new documentary, Mission of Mermaids. The film is a call to action which explores the issues of ocean acidification, overfishing and pollution, advocating for the need for ocean protection and environment preservation. During the evening Girard-Perregaux presented the Sea Hawk Mission of Mermaids, a timepiece designed in collaboration with Susan Rockefeller and named in honor of the film. The green and blue embellishments on the dial READ MORE

Hublot’s Ricardo Guadalupe Welcomes Carlos Fuente Jr at BaselWorld

Hublot’s Ricardo Guadalupe Welcomes Carlos Fuente Jr at BaselWorld

This weekend Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe welcomed Carlos Fuente Jr, the Chairman of the famous Arturo Fuente cigar house. Fuente came to visit the Hublot booth in Switzerland from the Dominican Republic, where the duo celebrated a unique moment in cigar culture. The partnership between Hublot and Arturo Fuente dates back to last year, when the two companies collaborated on the limited edition King Power Arturo Fuente in gold and in black ceramic. According to Hublot, another limited edition is on the way this year. Photos courtesy Hublot. READ MORE

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day:  Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day is the New Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona by Rolex. This new timepiece just introduced for Baselworld 2013 celebrates the original model that was launched in 1963 – marking a 50 year Anniversary this year. This new timepiece features an Oyster 40 mm platinum case with a chestnut brown bezel and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Powered by a Perpetual, mechanical chronograph, self-winding, 4130 Rolex Manufacture movement, the new Cosmograph Daytona fits right into this impressive collection. The beautiful ice blue dial features chestnut brown laquer counters along with Chromalight appliques and hands. The Oyster Perpetual READ MORE

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