When we may all feel like we know Sinn and have a handle on their general flavor, Baselworld 2016 showed that Sinn is still capable of surprising and that their game isn’t exclusively tool divers and hardcore pilot watches. From the ornate 6200 Meisterbund to the rather rakishly handsome 910 Anniversary chronograph, Sinn’s 2016 Baselworld lineup was an impressive pivot from their more common watch stylings.
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At Baselworld 2016, Hublot debuted a new limited edition “long power reserve” timepiece family with the Hublot MP-07 42 Days Power Reserve watch. Thematically, the Hublot MP-07 is sort of like the new baby brother of the still slightly more expensive MP-05 La Ferrari which primitively debuted in 2013. With that said, there is a diamond-covered version of the Hublot MP-07 42 Days Power Reserve that has a price very close to a million dollars. What the Hublot MP-07 42 Days Power Reserve shares the most with the MP-05 is the concept of the movement which has a series of stacked mainspring barrels and time indication via moving discs along with a vertically-mounted tourbillon which is visible on the side of the movement.
At MB&F, the headliner of Baselworld 2016 is the otherworldly luminescent technology of Black Badger Advanced Composites. The horology brand built on Max Busser’s vision and a rotating cast of creative collaborators has added Black Badger’s James Thompson to its roster of “friends.” The result is a visually arresting evolution of 2015’s 10th anniversary MB&F HMX wristwatch.
Last year came the likes of the Tag Heuer Connected — round case with digital “analogue” dial; the twist of Breitling‘s B55 — putting your smartphone at the service of the watch, instead of the other way round; and Montblanc‘s solution — the E-strap, a device attached to the watchstrap, allowing the watch itself to remain classical.
At Baselworld 2016, Seiko‘s greatly high-end arm Credor released a limited edition piece that features the very first tourbillon movement by Seiko. To begin with, I was a little surprised, however the fact is that tourbillons are really difficult to find in Japan, and the collectors there are normally pretty tepid on the tourbillon. With a new Caliber 6830 movement according to their Caliber 68, the Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition watch is made by three of Seiko’s Master Craftsmen.
It is generally recognized that the Histoire de Tourbillon series is going to get Harry Winston in trouble. Seeing how every iteration of this series of incredible legacy watches has gotten exponentially more and more complex every year, we’re beginning to wonder how on Earth will they be able to deliver something that can up the ante from the previous version. However, it doesn’t look like 2016 will be the year the Histoire De Tourbillon plateaued, with the introduction of the downright galactic Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 7 for Baselworld.
At recent time, it has been long guessed and confirmed that the first major smartwatch from the Swatch Group would be released by group brand Tissot. A few weeks ago Swatch Group chairman Nick Hayek mentioned that a Tissot smartwatch would be released at Baselworld 2016 and currently here it is: the Tissot Smart-Touch. According to the outgoing Tissot T-Touch Solar, the Smart-Touch is an completely logical and modern evolution of the T-Touch family of technology-inspired Swiss timepieces that started life in the late 1990s.
Carl. F. Bucherer issued a bold declaration of its identity and savoir-faire with the Baselworld 2016 world premiere of the manufacture caliber CFB A2000 family. The new movement, which integrates both a new architecture and new manufacturing plant, will anchor future product ranges for Lucerne-based Carl. F. Bucherer.
When it comes to its reinterpretation of their famous diving line, we can see the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in gray plasma ceramic for Baselworld 2016. Blancpain has created various iterations of this iconic watch in the past, and this vintage-inspired piece is another hit you’ll probably admire.
It is generally recognized that exotic materials, bold styling, and innovative machining processes are all in a day’s work for Graham. The new limited edition Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon, freshly announced for Baselworld 2016, unsurprisingly continues this trend with a charismatic offering that’s arguably one of the British brand’s most ambitious yet. At under 100 grams, this third and final entry in the Superlight Carbon collection doesn’t use the “oversized” monicker of some peers still boasts a large 47mm case without a lot of the weight.