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Patek Philippe Unveils Nautilus Perpetual Calendar
Since its debut in 1976, the Patek Philippe Nautilus has evolved into an entire collection, with chronographs, second time zones, and annual calendars. But perhaps not even the Nautilus’s legendary designer, Gérald Genta, could have foreseen the heights of complication the sports-luxury timepiece would achieve at this year’s Baselworld, as Patek unveiled the firstever Nautilus equipped with a perpetual calendar, the Ref. 5740/1G-001.
Two Faces, 14 Indications: Chopard L.U.C All-in-one
Chopard, which captured the Aiguille d’or at the 2017 Geneva Grand Prix with its Full Strike minute repeater, continues to push the envelope of high-complication horology with its flagship L.U.C collection. How far, you ask? How about a timepiece with 14 indications on two dials, including astronomical and calendar functions and a tourbillon? We give you the goods on the Chopard L.U.C All-in-one.
Oris’s New Vintageinfluenced Models
Hot on the heels of the fanfavorite bronze-cased Carl Brashear Chronograph, Oris has gone all in on the bronze trend, with two new Sixtyfive models, one in 40 mm and one in 36 mm, that feature a bronze ring around the bezel, along with a new update to the brand’s Big Crown Propilot collection (shown at left) that also marks the debut of Oris’s brand-new in-house movement, Caliber 114.
Rolex Gmt-master in Steel: For the New Pepsi Generation
It’s become a cottage industry for online prognosticators to try to predict ahead of time what Rolex will roll out at Baselworld, the world’s biggest watch fair. However, few saw coming the timepiece that led off Rolex’s 2018 collection – a new version of the classic “Pepsi” Gmt-master II in “Oystersteel,” featuring several significant updates on both the inside and outside.