The jewels of Baselworld 2019
Find here he latest creations that the Exhibitors displayed from March 21st to 26th, during the famous Watch and Jewellery Show!
Patek Philippe - Ref 5172G Chronograph
Patek Philippe’s manual-wound CH 29-535 PS chronograph calibre, originally introduced in a ladies’ watch in 2009, has been used in the men’s 5170 series since 2010, and the new 5172G-001 is the fifth interpretation. The movement has six patented innovations that optimize the chronograph function, including refined tooth profiles, blocking lever and hammers, and an optimized split seconds wheel. The result is ultimate precision, improved amplitude and a greater element of self-adjustment. The white gold case of the 5172-001 has vintage-style three-tier lugs and a sapphire box glass crystal, as well as guilloched chronograph pushers. The sporty blue dial with large baton-style luminescent hands has a matching navy calfskin strap with top-stitching.
Bvlgari Serpenti Seduttori
Bulgari’s signature motif is the serpent, and its driving force is a fearless sense of design. These two elements combine in the Serpenti Seduttori (“seduction”) is a bold new interpretation of the design. It interprets the iconic drop-shaped watch case, but it is thinner than previous models, and it is set provocatively with diamonds on the side bezels. It has a sinewy new bracelet that is flexible, inspired by the original Serpenti watch, with links that mimic the shape of the case, and a serpent’s head. The crown is topped by a pink rubellite cabochon, a nod to Bulgari’s roots as a jeweller. There are several options, including rose, yellow, white gold and two diamond pavé options.
Zenith Defy Inventor
Zenith has been showcasing its Defy collection as a platform for the brand’s renewed emphasis on advanced technology and materials, including its single-piece oscillator that beats at an extremely high frequency of 18Hz or 129,600 vph, compared to the usual 4 Hz or 28,800 vph. This year, the watch with the super-oscillator is no longer a limited edition concept and will be produced in a run of several hundred pieces. The revolutionary single-piece oscillator replaces the traditional 30-piece standard regulating organ, and is made of silicon. The case is made of lightweight titanium and the textured bezel is made of Aeronith, an aluminium-polymer composite that is three-times lighter than titanium. The dial is openworked to resemble a stylised propeller, with blades evoking the Zenith star.
Gucci is introducing a brand-new unisex watch line called Grip. Its unique design blends timeless appeal with highly contemporary style. The collection comprises four new quartz timepieces. Each one features a rounded square case with three windows, in which three white rotating disks indicate the hour, minute, and date respectively. One edition brings together a yellow gold PVD case and yellow gold PVD bracelet, both engraved with Gucci’s signature Interlocking G logo. Another variant is worked purely in steel for a sleek, modern look that combines easily with different outfits. Adding a sophisticated and luxurious touch of color to the line, two further editions are offered with colored calf leather straps: green with a steel case, or bordeaux with a yellow gold PVD case. Grip is the perfect choice for men and women who appreciate clean yet eye-catching design with vintage appeal.
By Luxe Magazine