Baselworld 2014: Top 10 new reveals
The ones to watch
Yesterday marked the start of Baselworld 2014, the world's leading annual watches and jewellery exhibition held in Basel, Switzerland. An estimated 150,000 visitors are expected to attend the fair this year to preview the latest innovations from the crème de la crème of watch and jewellery brands. Buro 24/7 Middle East brings you the top 10 new watch reveals from day one of the exhibition...
Breitling - 'Navitimer GMT'
Back in 1952, Breitling introduced the Navitimer watch specifically designed with aviation professionals in mind. The new 'Navitimer GMT' keeps in tune with the aviation roots of the original, updated in a 48 mm case, which showcases the Breitling Calibre B04 through the sapphire caseback.
Certina - 'DS Eagle'
Featuring a black-rubber bezel which frames a broad dial with a textured surface, the 'DS Eagle' is inspired by extreme sports. The watch also features luminescent hands and hour-markers, and is water-resistant (200 metres).
Tissot - 'Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar'
In 1999, Tissot led the creation of tactile watches; its latest product development is the first tactile watch to be powered by solar energy. Amongst its useful functions are its perpetual calendar, alarm, second time zone, barometer, altimeter, chronograph, logbook, compass, regatta countdown, backlight, and more.
Bulgari - 'Octo Velocissimo'
This sophisticated watch combines technical vocation and style presented in octagonal lines, while the three counters displayed in a V shape offer a visual treat on the hand-polished lacquered dial.
Concord has delved into its archives to reinterpret a contemporary style of a collection launched in 1980. The men's model comes in a 41 mm case; while the women's piece is available in two versions, one playing on monochrome steel, and the other framed by a steel and 18K pink gold case.
Harry Winston - 'Premier Lady Chronograph'
Featuring a slim pink gold case, this masterpiece from Harry Winston - renowned for its use of precious stones - is derived from the first collection launched in 1989. Delicate diamonds illuminate the wrist of the watch, while an elegant Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial introduces a touch of brown with smoked accents.
Longines - 'The Longines Elegant Collection'
"Elegance is an attitude" is the slogan promoted by Longines - and its latest collection firmly reflects this. Available in three different sizes, each of the watches echo elegance fashioned with or without diamonds, enhanced with a slender link bracelet.
Patek Philippe - 'Annual Calendar Chronograph Reference 5960/1A'
This watch made its debut in 2006 as the first automatic chronograph from Patek Philippe. The new model 'Reference 5960/1A', is one of the only steel timepieces aside from the brand's sports collection.