Baselworld 2013 preview: Discover another 3 new watches

The doors for the registered press have not opened yet. But still I am able to present you these 3 novelties …

Tissot T-Complication Squelette

The five “arms” that radiate under the sapphire crystal offer a plunging view of the hand-wound, mechanical skeleton movement. Elegant touches of dark blue, echoing the screws in the movement, transform the time display into a visual delight. Even the small seconds sub dial has been engraved to preserve this absolute transparency.

Movement: Mechanical hand-wound, exclusive to Tissot

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Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Watch

The watch is equipped with the legendary Vulcain Cricket V-11 calibre, a hand-wound alarm movement. It appears in new steel versions featuring a silver-toned, charcoal grey or smoky grey dial featuring a central guilloché pattern. Only very few watch models can claim to find their way through history on the wrist of statesmen, as is the case with the Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Watch. “The watch of presidents since the 1950s” maintains its original characteristics including a dial curved at either end and bearing applied hour-markers Arabic numerals, as well as Dauphine hands.

Movement: Mechanical hand-wound, Vulcain proprietary Cricket V-11 calibre, 191 parts, 22 jewels, 18,000 A/h, 42-hour power reserve; twin barrel equipped with Exactomatic system





MB & F MegaWind

The iconic HM3 is back and in stunning shape! The automatic mechanical movement, developed on a Sowind (Girard Perregaux) base by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, the horological wizard of Agenhor (Atelier Genevois d’Horlogerie), has been turned upside down so that the massive oscillating weight is well and truly visible on the dial side. This technically challenging solution keeps the rotor’s hypnotic movement permanently in view. It also brings an additional dimension to a timepiece whether for its architecture or the innovative way it shows time on two rotating cones. These are in aluminum, protected by a sapphire crystal. The cone on the left shows hours while its counterpart on the right displays minutes. Producing the cones is yet another feat of technique as minimizing their weight means they are machined directly from a block of aluminum.

Movement: Three-dimensional mechanical automatic by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht (Agenhor), Sowind base

Functions: Hours (left cone) and minutes (right cone)




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