The Hublot 5 Million Dollar Diamond Watch

The world’s biggest watch event opens to the public Thursday in Basel, Switzerland, on the back of a bumper year thanks to Asian demand for luxury timepieces. Hublot, a subsidiary of French luxury goods group LVMH, will use the high-profile event to unveil “The $5 million” a watch comprising no less than 1,282 diamonds. “This is … Continued

Baselworld 2012: Blancpain Villeret Collection

In 2012, the Blancpain Villeret collection welcomes its first model featuring a beautiful flinqué lacquered dial. Several layers of translucent blue lacquer applied to the dial create a rich depth effect, while preserving the pure lines of its most classic collection. The watch is housed in a 40mm white gold case, powered by the ultra-slim … Continued

Harry Winston Opus 11

Harry Winston has unveiled at Baselworld 2011 the Opus Eleven, created in partnership with Denis Giguet (MCT). Three overlapping cylinders on three levels are configured to deconstruct time – the main circle is the hour’s domain, flanked by two pavilions. One sub-circle shows the minutes on a jumping disk for the tens and a running … Continued

Hublot King Power Carbon Fiber Cathedral

To mark the 2011 Baselworld Fair Hublot is presenting a world first, with a minute repeater watch featuring two “Cathedral” type gongs, a tourbillon and column wheel chronograph, with carbon fiber bridges, in a case made from carbon fiber. This is a perfect illustration of “Fusion” between great watchmaking tradition and the technology of the … Continued

Watchmakers see strong 2011

Watchmakers gave upbeat forecasts for 2011 at the industry’s largest fair on Wednesday, although the deadly earthquake which hit key luxury consuming country Japan and Arab uprisings cast shadows over the expectations. Industry giants including Swatch and LVMH have all posted strong recoveries over 2010 and they are expecting the recovery to continue in 2011. … Continued

Breitling for Bentley (Ice Record Edition)

The new watch commemorates a special version of the Bentley Continental GTC Supersports which recently set a new world speed record on ice by driving at the impressive speed of 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h). The event took place upon the frozen waters of the Baltic sea near Oulu, Finland. The titanium-cased Breitling watch (worn by … Continued

Vivienne Westwood making watch collection

Iconic British fashion label Vivienne Westwood is to launch a collection of watches at Baselworld 2011. The company has signed an agreement with Zeon Limited, which will design, market and distribute the timepieces under the Vivienne Westwood brand name. The watch collection, consisting of a range of ladies and men’s watches, will retail between 100 … Continued

Chanel J12 Marine Diver

Chanel continues to develop their J12 watch collection. For this summer they are coming out with the J12 Marine Diver – a waterproof watch up to 300 meters. The Watch Case – available in two color variants (black or white) – is made from a high-tech ceramic and the crystal is an AR-coated sapphire. The … Continued