The best of Baselworld 2018 (4)

This is the fourth of a series of posts featuring some of the pieces seen this year at Baselworld, the world's most important watch show.
Albert Riele Concerto
Water resistant to 50 metres, the Concerto contains a Swiss-made automatic movement made by Sellita, part of which can be seen through an opening on the dial. The case is made of 316L stainless steel with rose PVD coating, and the blue dial is topped by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon
Angelus’s first diver’s watch features a tourbillon escapement, a skeletonized movement and a helium escape valve. The movement was designed from scratch to be skeletonized, with rigid, beam-style bridges and wheels and barrel secured between two plates. A proprietary six-spoke design reinforces the wheel train and protects the skeletonized ratchet and barrel.

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique
In this "Grand feu" enamel version of the watch introduced in 2013, the hand-beveled tourbillon bar is dopped by a blue spinel, matching the blued steel Breguet hands. The on-house movement, Caliber 581, features a patented high energy narrel to maximize energy retention.

Certina DS Action Diver Sea Turtle Conservancy
This special edition watch is water resistant to 300 metres, and has a screw-down crown, screw-down case back and a unidirectional bezel with Super-LumiNova coating markings for high readability. It contains the automatic ETA Powermatic 80 movement, noted for its 80-hour power reserve.

Czapek & Cie. Quai des Bergues Guilloché Brown
The centerpiece of this collection is the hand-engine turned dial that was produced using the traditional guilloché main technique. The “Guilloché Ricochet” is a new design exclusive to Czapek that represents the ripples of a stone skipped on a lake. The Havana brown colour is created by a galvanic method to enhance the beauty of the engraving.


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