T he centenary of Basel’s premier watch exhibition was an exercise in horological vision, creativity and technical expertise. Here are our top picks.
Patek Philippe World Time (RM517,500)
Reference 5131/1 depicts the world map from the perspective of the North Pole in cloisonné enamel, with depth and realism afforded by true-to-life colours on the 18-carat
gold dial plate.
Romain Jerome Deep Blue Octopus (CHF19,950)
This 25-piece limited edition features elements of the cephalopod. Eight screws match the tentacles, while the inner strap incorporates its suction cups.
Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition (price upon request)
This 90-piece limited edition has snailed counters on the white dial surrounded by a tachometric scale.
Omega Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer (from RM33,500)
The distinctive minute-track style debuts with this new collection, offered in stainless steel or 18-carat Sedna gold for its 44.25mm case.
Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph (from RM570,100)
This piece was created and designed by Ferrari around the beating heart of its Hublot engine.
A quintet of standout pieces from Baselworld 2017.