sabato 23 marzo 2019

Baselworld 2019 (1)

This is the first of a series of posts featuring the new models on display at the world’s biggest watch show.

BREITLING

Aviator 8 Chronograph 43 Curtiss WarhawkThree new Aviator 8 watches honor Curtiss Wright, a renowned American aircraft manufacturer, and the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, its most famous plane. This COSC-certified chronograph is fitted with the in-house Caliber 01.

Premier B01 Chronograph Norton Edition – This new collection celebrates the partnership between the watchmaker and the motorcycle brand renowned for its exclusive British engineering. The 42mm stainless steel case is water resistant to 100 meters. A Norton logo is engraved on the left hand side.

PATEK PHILIPPE

Ref. 5212A Calatrava Weekly CalendarThe only steel Calatrava in the current collection is a weekly calendar with a semi-integrated mechanism displaying the current week number, in addition to the day and the date. The dial font used for day, date, month and week number is meant to reproduce the look of authentic handwriting, endowing the watch with a vintage look.

Ref. 5172G Chronograph – Introduced in 2009, the movement has six patented innovations, including refined tooth profiles, blocking lever and hammers, and an optimized split seconds wheel. The white gold case has vintage-style three-tier lugs and a sapphire box glass crystal, as well as guilloched chronograph pushers.

ROLEX

Oyster Perpetual Sea-DwellerOn the new yellow Rolesor version of the Sea-Dweller, the bezel, winding crown and centre links of the bracelet are in 18 ct yellow gold, while the case and outer links of the bracelet are in Oystersteel. The unidirectional rotatable bezel is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black ceramic.

Yacht-Master 42 – The white gold case of the new 42mm model hosts Caliber 3235, a new generation movement incorporating the Chronergy escapement that combines high energy efficiency with great dependability, the blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, as well as the Paraflex shock absorbers, which increase the movement’s shock resistance.

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