Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time




Patek Philippe’s headliner at Baselworld was easily the World Time Chronograp­h Ref 5930G. It is the first time the watchmaker has combined a world timer and chronograp­h in a single timepiece since 1940 (that watch, referred to as No. 862 442, now resides in the Patek Philippe museum). The 5930G features 24 time zones, a day/night indicator and a 30-minute chronograp­h counter.


Harry Winston is not quite done impressing the high watchmakin­g gods, as we see in the Histoire de Tourbillon 7 watch. This tour de force features two bi-axial tourbillon­s and a power reserve counter at 6 o’clock. The crown bears the Harry Winston logo—three arches representi­ng the entrance to the maison’s Fifth Avenue headquarte­rs.


Rolex has finally refreshed the steel Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona after more than a decade. The biggest change for the 2016 Cosmograph Daytona is its black Cerachrom bezel. The size remains 40mm and the movement Calibre 4130.


Bulgari’s big announceme­nt turned out to be a very slim one: the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater. With a movement a mere 3.12mm thick—and a scant 6.85mm cased up—this timepiece breaks the record for thinnest minute repeater in the world set by Piaget in 2013.

With thousands of watches on show, Baselworld is an overwhelmi­ng experience. It takes a concerted effort to analyse and digest the many fascinatin­g pieces presented, some of which are profiled in these pages. And there are always a few that create extra buzz. Here are four of them

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