Haute time

A bril­liant mix of strong de­signs, clever watch­mak­ing, in­ter­est­ing—and at times con­tentious—vari­a­tions on classics de­fined Basel­world 2017. Char­lene Co brings you some of the high­lights of the show in a roundup that barely scratches the sur­face but should

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Longines has cre­ated a lim­ited an­niver­sary ver­sion of the Flag­ship watch to mark the model’s 60th year. Brand am­bas­sador Kate Winslet chose the face of the watch, in­spired by a vin­tage piece dis­played at the watch­maker’s Saint-imier head­quar­ters. The time­piece comes in steel, yel­low gold or rose gold. There’s a new mem­ber of Omega’s much-loved Speedmaster col­lec­tion, and it’s a looker. The Speedmaster 38mm is more re­fined and has been given a nice cap­puc­cino dial. Its case is made from a com­bi­na­tion of stain­less steel and 18K Sedna gold, com­ple­mented by a bezel of pavé di­a­monds and a tachymeter scale. A taupe leather strap is the per­fect fin­ish­ing touch. Breguet has steadily ex­panded its ex­cep­tional Tra­di­tion Dame col­lec­tion since its launch two years ago. On this oc­ca­sion, it adds a ver­sion in rose gold. Over­lap­ping with its rose-en­graved bar­rel at 12 o’clock is a mother-of-pearl dial adorned with clous de paris en­grav­ing, and on its bezel 68 bril­liant-cut di­a­monds. This beau­ti­ful piece sees mother-of-pearl in­tro­duced to the Grand Seconde col­lec­tion, an iconic line in­spired by the pocket watch cre­ated by the brand’s founder, Pierre Jaquet-droz, in 1784. The Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-pearl time­piece comes with a 39mm red-gold case set with di­a­monds, and prom­ises an im­pres­sive seven days of power re­serve.

Longines Flag­ship her­itage—60th an­niver­sary 1957-2017 Breguet tra­di­tion dame in rose gold

omega speedmaster 38mm

Jaquet droz grande seconde tourbillon mother-of-pearl

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