The best of Baselworld 2018 (5)

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.
Chronométrie 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.

Fréderique 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 coach.

Longines Conquest V.H.P.
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 for Longines.

Mathey-Tissot 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.

Rado 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.

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