At Baselworld 2018, the Tudor watch brand created a bit of controversy with the release of the new Black Bay GMT with a "pepsi" style bezel. The controversy comes from some fans of the brand and was due to their "big brother" brand Rolex also releasing a pepsi style GMT in the form of the GMT Master II. All of that aside, we think that the new Tudor Black Bay GMT stands firmly on its own and brings quite a bit to the table. What say you?
2018 marks the 100th year anniversary at Citizen. And, at Baselworld 2018 they did not disappoint. As a part of that celebration, they debuted their new Calibre 0100 movement in the form of a clean and simplistic pocketwatch design that is, by the way, a proof of concept piece that will not be available for sale to the public. What makes this Eco-Drive technology drive movement so special is that they have achieved an ANNUAL accuracy rate of ±1 second! Think about that for a second. ANNUAL. Not daily. Not weekly. Not monthly. Per year! When it comes to COSC certified quartz movements, they are rate to an average daily rate of ± 0.07 seconds per day. Expanded out to a full 365 day year, that can be as much as ± 25.55 seconds per year! Additionally, keep in mind that unlike other very highly accurate timepieces on the market, the new Calibre 0100 movement is autonomously based on a completely internal mechanism with no reliance whatsoever on any time signals from radio towers or GPS satellites.
In the latest edition of our Pre-Basel 2018 series, we cover the new Nord Zeitmaschine CROSSNROLL. We didn't think that Daniel Nebel (the owner of Nord Zeitmaschine) could out do himself. After getting an email from him in preparation for the meeting that Tim and Michael have with him this week in Switzerland, we totally stand corrected. If his new CROSSNROLL doesn't blow your mind, nothing will! If you do nothing else, please do scroll down in the article and check out the videos of this amazing custom made timepiece in action! It really has to be seen to be believed!
What many people don't know is that Baselworld is more than just finished timepieces. It also has jewelry, software, tools, and many other categories. Including movements. With Baselworld 2018 rapidly approaching, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (VMF) has just recently announced the release of their latest high-end movement. The Calibre Seed VMF 6710. It is yet another stunning movement by VMF and we have no doubt that it will be yet another success for the brand. However, in the case of VMF, there is much more below the surface that may be of interest to the watch collector. Let us take you on a tour of this incredible movement as well as all of the other related information that may be of benefit and interest to you.
While preparing for Tim's and Michael's trip to Switzerland for the upcoming Baselworld 2018 show, we found very strong indications that Invicta and Invicta owned brands will not be attending this year. While we have reached out to contacts at Invicta for comment, we have not heard back from them on this yet. Since this newsworthy to many of the readers and customers here on Talk About Watches, we did want to present the information that we do have as well as some individual commentary as well. Most importantly, it must be pointed out that not attending is NOT necessarily a bad thing for the brand. But, it is certainly interesting. Check out what we can report to you now and if (or when) we get more information, we will update this posting immediately.
In the latest installment of our Pre-Basel 2018 series, we present the new Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Limited Edition. A beautiful watch from a very well known and respected brand among watch collectors all over the world. This new timepiece uses the also new Hamilton H-21-Si movement (which is very special) and is also a COSC certified chronometer. In addition to breaking the watch down for you, we dig into the new H-21-Si movement and also what it means to be COSC certified. Please enjoy and leave a comment to let us know what you think about the watch and our Pre-Basel 2018 series.
Welcome to the latest edition of our Pre-Basel 2018 reviews! This time we cover the Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback. We have put a TON of information into this for you. Not only do we cover the new watch, but the history of the model dating back to the "Cairelli" of the 1960s as well as the flyback functionality, the column wheel chronograph complication, the El Primero 405B movement itself, aging stainless steel yourself as a cool DIY project and much more! We think that everyone will find something new, interesting and informative in this post. Please have a look and let us know what you think!
The Bulova "Devil Diver" will make a debut at Baselworld 2018 in March. And, we have to say, it is absolutely stunning! There isn't much info out there on this watch (yet). But, we present everything to you that we can. Including how it came to be as well as cover the Bulova "Surfboard" and "Bullhead" chronograps. Please do enjoy the latest installment of our Pre-Basel 2018 series and also please use the commenting system located at the bottom of the page to let us know what you think as well as what brands and watches you want to see Tim and Michael cover when they are at Baselworld next month.
Edox always seems to have something up their sleeve (no pun intended) and it is no different with the latest version of the Sharkman 1000m Swiss Made diver. The beautiful blue dial on a traditional diver timepiece platform is sure to turn heads and the use of a quartz movement makes it not only a daily "grab and go" timepiece, but an affordable option for most collectors. The line up for Baselworld 2018 continues to grow.
With the Baselworld 2018 show coming up towards the end of March in Basel, Switzerland, there are many new and interesting watches being announced. Tim and Michael will be checking out as many of these as possible. We wanted to take the opportunity to share some of these new announcements with you in this series of posts. Up for your review first is the Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Blue Ceramic.