Baselworld 2019 (2)

The year's biggest watch show draws to a close today. This is the second of a series of posts featuring the new models on display.

Concept movementThe world’s first concept movement charged by electrostatic energy features two turbines that rotate as a result of human motion between two electrodes affixed to the movement. The energy, stored in an accumulator, powers an electrostatic motor fueling the fluid second hand, as well as a step motor powering the hour and minute hands.

Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT AutomaticThe world’s thinnest automatic chronograph is fitted with a GMT function and an integrated movement whose record-setting thickness is just 3.3 mm. The button at 9 o’clock enables to set the local time, while the home time is indicated on the subcounter at 3 o’clock. The 42 mm titanium case is water-resistant up to 30 meters.

L.U.C. QuattroThe movement has two pairs of stacked barrels for a 216-hour (nine-day) power reserve. Despite this Quattro mainspring power, the movement is ultra-thin and the case is only 8.84 mm thick. This is a 50-piece limited edition in 18k white gold, with a 43 mm case. It is finished to Poinçon de Genève standards.

Classic Fusion Ferrari GTDesigned in partnership with Flavio Manzoni, Head of Design at Ferrari, the timepiece is dressed in Carbon 3D fibre, a three-dimensional woven composite with polymer matrix. This highly resistant material protects an in-house movement with column-wheel flyback chronograph.

AutaviaThe bevelled lugs and the name echo those of the original Autavia collection, but the watch contains a state-of-the-art movement with an isograph carbon-composite hairspring, and a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel. The brown leather strap is interchangeable, with a stainless steel bracelet option available.

Defy InventorThe brand’s single-piece oscillator beating at the frequency of 129,600 vph is made of silicon. The case is made of lightweight titanium and the textured bezel is made of Aeronith, an aluminium-polymer composite three-times lighter than titanium. The dial is openworked to resemble a stylised propeller, with blades evoking the Zenith star.

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