Breitling is a watch manufacturer well known for their thermocompensated and COSC quartz timepieces. Now, via the new Breitling Exospace B55 Yachting edition, they meet that level as well as adding smartphone connectivity/pairing (via Bluetooth Low-Energy technology) and a massively feature rich timepiece via the in-house caliber B55 COSC certified movement. In a slightly larger 46mm case, many will be happy that it has been done in titanium (TI) to save on weight and is also available on a rubber strap as well. Learn more inside!
Arnold & Son is a brand that is well know for their contemporary haute horlogerie timepieces. The Time Pyramid (Black Edition) is a new model in their existing Time Pyramid line and it does not disappoint in any respect. The in-house A&S1615 mechanical movement with high end decoration and an implementation of a dual power reserve indicator (90 hours total) makes a bold and beautiful statement on the wrist. We do hope you'll have a look and learn more about this incredible new timepiece.
Harry Winston is probably not one of the first names that most watch collectors will think of when it comes to timepieces. They are primarily known for incredible and expensive jewelry designs. However, in the case of the Histoire de Tourbillon (as well as their Opus lines), they have a long history of amazing conceptual haute horlogerie limited editions. At Baselworld 2018, the latest model of the Histoire de Tourbillon was debuted and it does not disappoint! An incredible triaxial tourbillon implementation shows off the artistry from Harry Winston. In addition to the latest version of the Histoire de Tourbillon, we take you on a brief tour of the prior eight (8) versions as well.
We know that alot of you are fans of larger over-sized timepieces. With that in mind, we would like to introduce you to the Kerbedanz Maximus. The largest tourbillon ever put into a wristwatch. It is enormous and amazing! Not only do we take you on a bit of a deep dive of the Maximus, but we show you the prior record holder...the equally amazing Franck Muller Giga Tourbillon. And, we could touch a subject like this without mentioning the incredible Antoine Martin Slow Runner and the massive 24mm balance wheel that it utilizes. Enjoy!
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?
The Breitling Chronomat B01 44 is a brand fan favorite and has been for some time. At Baselworld 2018, the newest version that was released continues the overall look, but done in a more subtle nature that will appeal to many. In particular, the case and bracelet is finished in 316L satin-brushed stainless steel. Additionally, the dial (available in "blackeye" blue and grey only) has been finished in a more simplified and subtle way. We did conduct an informal poll of the Talk About Watches staff in the office and, to a person, everyone likes the watch. The only "complaint" was an overall preference for less water resistance (this new model is 500m) and the inclusion of an exhibition caseback. What say you?
With a release at Baselworld 2018, Oris introduced the new Divers Sixty-Five Steel/Bronze 40. This marks a more entry level piece into the Oris collection as the watch is less than 200m water resistant (it is 100m) and uses a more base caliber (the 733) that is, essentially, a Sellita SW200-1 automatic. But, in the scope of Oris timepiece pricing, this is reflected in the MSRP as well. Pricing, currently, begins at approximately $2,000. Get all of the full specs, images and videos inside.
As a part of Baselworld 2018, NOMOS release the updated version of the Tangente Neomatik. Originally a key timepiece in the NOMOS collection and history, the new and updated version utilizes a unique and visually pleasing method to display the date on the other edge of the dial and do the highlight in red. The Tangente Neomatik update also utilizes the in-house Caliber DUW 6101 movement that features both the NOMOS Balance Bridge and Swing System. More information on all of this can be found inside. Enjoy!
As is the case every year, Hublot released a number of new watches at Baselworld. One of the clear standouts, in our humble opinion, is the Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon. Sapphire is an incredibly difficult medium to work with. To then make most major components of the watch (dial, case, etc.) out of it instead of just the crystals is quite a feat for any brand. And to include an in-house tourbillon movement with an incredible 5 days (115 hours) of power reserve just makes the watch even more incredible.
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!