The world's largest premier show for watches "Baselworld" kicked off today and already we've witnessed some exceptional and innovative horology.
Here we reveal the best watches unveiled so far....
NOMOS Glashütte Duo Collection
NOMOS love to push the envelope with their watches but for their latest creation they've gone back to basics with a stunning minimalist version of their most popular models the Ludwig, Tangente, Orion, and Tetra and reinterprets them as simple two-hand watches with extremely clean dials and beautiful gold hands.
The three round models measure up at just a hair under 33mm across, while the Tetra measures 27.5mm on each side, approximating the same feel on the wrist. The dials are the signature NOMOS galvanic silver color, but the addition of gold hands adds a bit of warmth that pairs nicely with the beige straps.
Prices range from $1,380 to $1,660.
Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Carbon
The Octo Finissimo collection has been the venue for BVLGARI’s expression of modern high watchmaking, with innovation designs, complications and world records. The latest interpretation is the Tourbillon Carbon, which combines the world thinnest ultra-thin flying tourbillon with an innovative case material.
The case and bracelet are made of carbon CTP (Coal Tar Pitch). The movement, a technical marvel at only 1.95 mm thick, thanks partly to an innovative peripheral rotor. It is showcased in an openworked dial with black finishing, and can also be seen through a transparent caseback. The Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Carbon is the thinnest-ever automatic carbon watch.
Limited edition of 50 pieces. Prices range from Euro 138,000.
Bugatti Teams Up With Jacob & Co
Celebrating 110 years of Bugatti excellence, Bugatti has announced a partnership with high-end jeweller Jacob & Co. presenting the limited edition Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti Edition.
Designed with high performance sports cars in mind, the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti Edition features turquois around the dial that pays homage to Bugatti’s 110 year anniversary Chiron, positions the Bugatti logo proudly and prominently in the center of the dial and renames the power reserve indicator “fuel” and sports the colors of the French flag on the gauge. Only 39 timepieces will be made, each individually numbered: 18 in carbon fiber, 18 in rose gold, and three with diamonds.
Prices range from $524,400.
The partnership will also see the release of a special version of a sporty “Bugatti Chrono Edition Limitée 110 Ans” in a limited edition of 110 pieces to mark each year since the founding of Bugatti by Ettore Bugatti in 1909.
Chanel Boy Friend Tweed Art watch
Chanel has reinvented its bestselling masculine-themed Boy Friend ladies watch for the fashion-conscious female.
The original style was introduced in 2015, with the new design launched just in-time for Baselworld 2019. The colourful wristwatch stands out with its unique tweed patterned dial. Playing one each side of the gender divide, it perfectly embodies the spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel who had a penchant for masculine fabrics
The Grand Feu marble-effect tweed enamel dial features the distinctive Chanel logo stamp and is encased luxurious 18-carat beige gold with matching bezel.
Limited to just 20 pieces,Price TBC