2013 Basel Watch Show Preview

Basel Watch & Clock Fair attracts more than 100,000 visitors every year and is one of the largest watch and jewelry fairs in the world. The 2013 Basel Watch Fair will kick off early next month. A few days ago, the exhibiting phenotypes of various exhibitors were continuously disclosed. Among them, the heavyweight phenotype caused a big sensation in the market.

 1. Athens: Musical Stranger Music Box Watch

The new Musical Stranger music box watch launched by Athens Watch on the eve of the Basel show can emit ‘Strangers in the Night’ music when the hour is reported or when needed, but the watch owner can choose to turn off this function. The designer inlaid 64 jewels for the new watch, enhancing the noble temperament of the watch. The 45mm diameter and case are made of 18K rose gold, with anti-glare sapphire glass, water-resistant to 30 meters. The folding buckle and leather strap complement each other. In terms of movement, the watch is equipped with a Caliber UN-690 automatic winding movement with a music box function, which has been made by the Athens brand for five years. Thanks to the new setting system, the watch owner does not need to pull the crown, as long as the button on the crown can complete the movement of the movement, date adjustment and time setting. According to the information disclosed by the Athens brand, the global production of Stranger watches is limited to 99 pieces.

 2. Hamilton: Winning the Duo

的 The hits of ‘Genius Ripley’, ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Superman Resurrection’ and other movies have gradually made the superhero’s double-sided character gradually understood by us. The famous watch maker Hamilton took design inspiration from it, and created two unique ‘Capture Faces’ watches-the new jazz master series ‘Face to face’, and announced it before the official opening of the exhibition. The brand gathers popularity in advance. The new watch’s flip-type case is made of stainless steel with diameters of 53 mm and 44 mm. The former dial is a smoky crystal chronograph, while the latter is a three-hand gray dial with appliqué scales and a black strap. Leather, with delicate blue edge stitching and folding buckle, is both calm and unrestrained. The two models use ETA 2094 and ETA 2671 self-winding movements, with anti-glare coated sapphire crystals on both sides, water-resistant to 50 meters, and only 888 pieces can be produced. With the launch of ‘Capturing the Face and Two Heroes’, it broke the development limit of double-sided watches boldly, and opened a new era of Hamilton watchmaking technology.

 3. Hermès: Arceau Lipstick watch

Hermes is famous all over the world for its extraordinary leather craftsmanship, with a history of nearly 180 years. In 2006, Hermes opened a leather strap craft workshop to inherit the essence of the brand’s leather. At the Basel show, Hermes launched two pink lipstick watch models. This is also the first watch in Hermès history to adopt this color. Hermès has always been good at creating new seasonal shades and creating trendy colors. The smooth pink lipstick calfskin strap, with Hermes’s saddle stitching, brings this advantage of Hermes to the fullest. Both watches feature a refined stainless steel case with a diameter of 28 mm and 32 mm, fitted with a non-reflective sapphire crystal, a matte white dial, a self-winding mechanical movement and a Geneva wave-shaped pendulum Tuo, waterproof depth can reach 50 meters, power reserve is more than 40 hours. In addition, the large case watch is also equipped with a central seconds hand, a calendar display at the 3 o’clock scale.

 4. Hublot: Big Bang Caviar Series Watch

In 2011, Hublot officially launched the Big Bang black ceramic caviar series watch, which uses the unique iconic design of black caviar from millions of dollars. In 2013, Hublot continued to expand this lineup with the launch of the new rose gold caviar and catfish caviar watches. These two watches continue the classic pedigree of the caviar series. The case is made of 5N rose gold or stainless steel, with a diameter of 41 mm. It is set with 21-36 diamonds. It is perfectly interpreted after layer cutting, chamfering and polishing. In keeping with Hublot’s usual elegant silhouette, the new watch is equipped with a HUB1112 automatic winding mechanical movement, a calendar display at the hour mark, a power reserve of 42 hours, and a water-resistant depth of 10 standard atmospheres. The shiny silver or 5N rose gold calfskin stitched black natural rubber strap also adds a lot to this watch. After the listing of this watch, it is bound to continue the great success of the caviar series.

 5. Breitling: Women’s Chronograph Watch

50In the 1950s and 1960s, the rise of large civil aircraft, the world’s distance quickly shortened, and civil aviation entered the period of transoceanic flight. Breitling, a watch manufacturer, also witnessed many important moments in the development of modern aviation. In 1958, Breitling launched the Transocean watch series. Anti-magnetic, shock-resistant, super waterproof, coupled with a high-performance automatic winding movement, the Transocean series quickly became the brand’s classic series. This year, Breitling has added a new women’s chronograph watch to this series. The case is made of stainless steel or 18K red gold and has a diameter of 38 mm. The lines are simple and pure, which fully meets the characteristics of women’s wrists. The dial is embossed with three-dimensional hour markers and a recessed chronograph with a ‘snail pattern’. It is available in dark black, mercury, and midnight blue. Consumers are free to choose calfskin, alligator strap, stainless steel braided bracelet and so on. The new watch is equipped with a self-winding chronograph movement certified by the Swiss official astronomical observatory, which truly reflects the brand slogan ‘Every Breitling watch means the same precision as aviation standards’.

 6. Glashütte: Pavonina Women’s Watch

“Cushion-shaped watches were all the rage in the 1920s. At the arrival of the 2013 Basel watch exhibition, Glashütte designers slightly modified this retro form and incorporated flexible lugs in the case to make it meet the needs of contemporary women, realizing watches and women. The perfect fit of the wrist creates the Pavonina peacock ladies watch. The design styles of the new series of watches include simple modern, classic elegance, luxurious beauty, etc., smooth shapes, elaborate concepts, and rich female details. The new watch has a 31 x 31 mm square case made of stainless steel or red gold. The dial is full of fascinating details. The satin watch is dark green, violet or anthracite, and the patent leather strap is coffee brown. And violet colors. All watches in this series are equipped with Calibre 03-01 quartz movement, which not only provides three times the protection of standard antimagnetic, but also guarantees accuracy and comfort. Glashütte continues the brand tradition with this new masterpiece of women’s watches, reflecting the characteristics of today’s women with thousands of faces.

 7. Hermes: Arceau Petite Lune Moon Phase Watch

In 1837, Hermès started in Paris with the production of saddlery, and has since become inextricably bound with equestrianism. The Arceau watch series is one of Hermes’s most iconic watch series. Its iconic ring-shaped case is from the stable. The Arceau series has been around for 35 years since it was first released in 1978. To commemorate this special day, Hermès presents the Arceau Petite Lune watch with moon phase display function. The new series of watches are available in shiny white and black mother-of-pearl surfaces, continuing the old italic Arabic numerals hour mark, 38 mm to bring out the feminine charm, dial with moon phase indicator and analog date dial . The watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of 42 hours. The movement’s substrate and bridge are polished with pearl grains and engraved with a Geneva wave-shaped rotor. The strap is still made of Hermes’s proud crocodile leather, with three shades of dark blue, gray and black, and hand-stitched by the famous saddle stitch method.

 8. Hermes: the new sports watch

At this Basel exhibition, Hermès obviously intends to let go of its hands and feet. In addition to Lipstick and Petite Lune, a series of new sports watches will also appear in the exhibition hall. Arceau is a classic collection created by Hermès inspired by equestrian sports. The Arceau Chrono Bridon chronograph continues the sports genes of this series and reinterprets the essence of equestrian sports. It is equipped with a variety of color calfskin or leather leather straps, highlighting The brand’s traditional excellence in leather craftsmanship. The watch is equipped with a self-winding movement, and its remarkable equestrian style enriches the mechanical feel of the watch. The other Clipper Sport is also sporty. The case is made of a fusion of titanium and stainless steel and is ultra-lightweight, guaranteeing outstanding performance in the highly competitive marine sector. Extra large Arabic numerals, dagger-shaped hands, and luminous coating make the watch full of visual impact. The self-winding mechanical movement with a counterclockwise rotating bezel also enables Clipper Sport to interpret the true meaning of sports into the art of living.