This is the fifth of a series of posts featuring some of the pieces seen this year at Baselworld, the world's most important watch show.
Ferdinand Berthoud FB-1R.6-1
This watch is inspired by marine chronometers, for which the
18th-century watchmaker is famous. Hours are displayed in an arched window at 2
o’clock, and minutes are shown in a subdial at 12 o’clock. A power reserve
display dominates an opening between 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock. The seconds are linked
to the 60-second tourbillon, which is featured on the caseback side, along with
the mobile-cone power reserve system.
Constant Hybrid Manufacture
This timepiece combines Swiss-made mechanical watchmaking with
smartwatch functionality. The movement is manufactured and the electronic parts
are also in-house developed, produced and assembled. Functions include hours,
minutes, seconds and date, as well as smartwatch functions, including activity
tracking, sleep monitoring, battery life indicator, world time and dynamic
The V.H.P. – “Very High Precision” – quartz technology welcomes a
chronograph version. Longines’ newly developed calibre achieves an accuracy
rating of +/- 5 seconds per year, partly because of its resistance to magnetic
fields. A GPD (Gear Position Detection) system resets the watch’s hands after
any impact or magnetic exposure. The movement was developed by ETA exclusively
Edmond AM 1886 Calibre 98
This timepiece has a case of 316L stainless steel with rose gold PVD,
featuring a dial with windows cut into it to expose the wheels and gears of the
hand-wound calibre 98. It is water resistant to 50 metres. The watch is a
limited edition of 200 pieces.
HyperCrome Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition
Limited to 999 pieces, this timepiece joins bronze and high-tech ceramic.
It retains its scratch-resistant ceramic case – here in matt black – but swaps out
the ceramic bracelet for a brown vintage look leather strap. The side inserts
and chronograph pushers are crafted in bronze – humanity’s oldest alloy.