Baselworld 2013 preview: Five new watches

Once again I can present you five new watches that will only be shown at the Baselworld 2013 next week for the first time. I hope you like them!

Hublot Classic Fusion Aero Chronograph Titanium/King Gold

Two new 45 mm-chronographs wit a see-through dial. The case is either made out of titanium or 18K King Gold, a particularly intense color of gold, which is the result of a precious alloy, developed by Hublot. This color is obtained by adding 5% platinum to the mass of melting gold, giving it a visual impact which is reinforced by the contrast with the black coating of the other components. The case is waterproof up to 50 meters.

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Ulysse Nardin Stranger

The manufactory based in Le Locle will surprise collectors with a mechanical musical watch that plays the legendary 1966 song “Strangers in the Night”. It has been developed in-house from the UN-690 caliber with the latest available silicon technology. Another exclusivity of this movement is the time-setting system. Rather than the conventional pulling the crown is pushed to activate a function: “T” for time, “D” for date and “W” for wind. The craftsmanship and technical complexity of this watch are matched by the delightful addition of a miniaturized music box mechanism with 10 pins revolving on the dial. Produced as a 99-piece limited series. Movement: Mechanical automatic, UN-690 caliber, 64 jewels, 48-hour power reserve, silicon escapement, pallet lever and balance spring.

 

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Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service

Doctors will appreciate the usefulness of the orange pulsometer-scale when taking a patient’s pulse. The watch features two screw-lock crowns to set the time in two different zones. The second time zone is displayed on the rotating inner bezel ring, with Australia’s characteristic 30-minute adjustments. Presented in an exclusive box, the Oris “Royal Flying Doctor Service” is a functional timepiece for aficionados of flight, inspired by the refined aesthetic of the Oris Big Crown. The watch pays tribute to the Royal Flying Doctor Service that is the world’s largest and most comprehensive aeromedical service with a fleet of 61 aircraft operating from 21 bases and five primary healthcare centers in the Australian outback. Oris, whose name has been linked to flying since the 1940s, pays tribute to this service with a same-named watch, produced as a limited edition of two thousand. Movement: mechanical automatic, Oris 735 calibre on a Sellita SW 220 base

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Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar

The watch is equipped with the El Primero “4054 B” movement, an evolution of the famous El Primero chronograph produced in-house by the Manufacture for meanwhile over 40 years. In addition to the hours, minutes, small seconds and a chronograph with 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock, this model also displays an annual calendar – showing the date, day of the week and month – that requires just one adjustment per year in the transition from February to March. This ingeniously conceived and aesthetically restrained complication comprises just nine moving parts, whereas most calendars require 30 or 40. This timepiece is available in a steel or two-tone titanium and rose gold version. In a nod to the Swiss civil aviation registration system, the letters HB appear on the side of the case, followed by a figure referring to the model’s series number.

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Raymond Weil Tango

This years novelties are dancing to a new rhythm, that of the tango. The collection with its refined and sensual lines offers a completely new design. More contemporary, always just as elegant and gracious, the tango remains master of the art of the precision movement. The “Tango” Two-tone Rose, for its part, sees its 39mm steel case enhanced with rose gold (PVD plated!) on its bezel, crown and the two central rows of its bracelet links. For the first time Raymond Weil combines rose gold with steel, to the great pleasure of the lovers of two-tone models.

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