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The sport of high achievements

In Basel ends with the annual jewelry and watch exhibition BaselWorld. Many brands have paid special attention to sports models, designed for different outdoor activities: diving, yachting, automotive and motorsports. And also — just watch for those who like to dress in the style sporty chic. “” evaluated new products and chose the most notable of them.

the Rolex in our country increasingly associated with luxury than sport Golden or platinum cases and bracelets, baguette diamonds or colored sapphires on the bezel and the like. However, it is Rolex first, in 1967, patented helium escape valve, designed to save diver watches from damage in decompression after the dive. In 2018 one of the most significant novelties of the company diver Rolex Deepsea steel with iridescent dial D-blue in the popular Oyster line. They first equipped with a 3235 caliber with patented escapement Chronergy. 44-millimeter case and bracelet is made of branded steel Oystersteel, power reserve of 70 hours and water resistant up to 3900 meters.

the Most colorful watches new collection — without a doubt, the chronograph, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in pink gold Everose. The traditional model tachymetric scale on the bezel posted 36 colored sapphires baguette-cut diamonds. The same stones replace the hour markers on the dial. The watch is the calibre 4130 with a special blue paramagnetic spiral Parachrom. The power reserve of up to three days.

Women, the company has prepared a surprise in the form of Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with an updated body design with a diameter of 31 mm. Among other versions of watchmakers Rolex offers girls with a case and bracelet re-entered the fashion yellow gold and the dial is made of natural malachite. Bezel are lined with 46 diamonds classic-cut diamonds. Decorated with diamonds and Roman numerals VI and IX in yellow gold on the dial. Despite the fact that it is a very trendy and feminine model, its mechanism is impressive: it is a caliber 2236, which has, like the male Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, chronometer certificate for precision.

the 30th anniversary of its cooperation with the Mille Miglia race, Chopard is celebrating the release of the chronometer with the certificate of the Swiss Institute of chronometry COSC — 2018 Mille Miglia Race Edition — in-diameter case 44 mm, steel (1000 copies) or from a steel and rose gold (100 copies). On a dark grey dial highlighted bouchonné dekolirovaniya white dial “railway” and the same markings tachymeter scale and black Arabic numerals with luminescent coating Superluminova and red logo of the Mille Miglia.

sporty Mature and ladies ‘ jewellery watches Happy Sport Métiers d’art — four exclusive models from the mechanisms of the calibre L. U. C 96.23-L coaxial with two winding drums, produced in limited series of 25 copies each. Thus, the model Happy Snowflakes stands out in this collection of exquisite white and diamond dial pavagen in the technique of snow setting. The mother-of-pearl dial is decorated with a large snowflake.

the Collectible watch L. U. C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony in rose gold case demonstrate the skills of craftsmen of artistic crafts of the company Chopard. Details movement calibre L. U. C. 96.23-L , open view thanks to the transparent caseback, engraved Fleurisanne (plerisque engraved), and a monochrome dial with stylized peonies (this motif appears in every collection, it has become a good tradition Chopard), — in the technique of decoupage. Collectors have a low start: will be issued only eight instances of the model.

the Stronghold of classical watchmaking, the Patek Philippe manufacture has revealed several new products, particularly new models of chronographs Ref. 5270 and Ref. 5208 R-001. The first of these, 41 mm platinum case, equipped with a manufacture caliber CH 29-535 PS Q manual winding and perpetual calendar function (this mechanism, the company produces since 2011, it has implemented six innovative patented solutions). On the dial rose gold-tone, encircled with a tachymeter scale, are placed two large aperture (day and month) in the 6 o’clock position is placed the moon phases.

In the mechanism monopusher chronograph Ref. R 5208-001 (caliber R CH 27 PS QI) are two classic horological complications: perpetual calendar with three apertures in position “11”, “12” and “1 hour” and minute repeater. The mechanism is enclosed in a rose gold case diameter 42 mm. On the black dial with white tachymeter scale elongated allocated gold hour markers and gold hands dihedral, the design of which is reminiscent of the style of 1960-1970-ies. The first version of these watches have also appeared in 2011.

Not forgotten, respectable manufactory and often traveling businessmen and tourists. For them watch Ref. 5524R-001 Calatrava Travel Time Pilot with time display a second time zone. They are equipped with a mechanism 324 S C FUS with manual winding. The mechanism is enclosed in a housing with a diameter of 42 mm rose gold. The selected area is marked in white or blue color in a special small aperture on a brown dial with a guilloche sunburst pattern. Large model Ref. 5524R-001 version complements the smaller diameter Ref. 7234 with similar functionality. Representatives of the companies that offer this Duo as a watch for couple — men and women, or father and son.

launched last year a series of square diving watches, the French company Bell & Ross has shown a new model BR03-92 Diver Blue BR03-92 Diver Bronze. They have become a logical continuation of the collection Hydromax waterproof watch, first developed in 1997, and the collection BR02, launched in 2007. As the name suggests, the first new bezel and dial blue color, and the second case and bezel are made of bronze — the traditional material from which the crafters of the past have done housing navigation instruments and frames of the Windows. Watch equipped with calibre BR-CAL.302 with automatic winding and water resistant to 300 meters.

In 2016 Bell & Ross first showed a model with a tourbillon in a transparent case of sapphire BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire. In 2018, this collection has added three new models: the BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire Gold, the BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire Blue and BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire Black. Each of them used only one shade for coloring of all movement parts: plates, bridges, dials, hands and the tourbillon cage.

female line of chronometers BR’S Diamond Eagle also launched two years ago, there was a new model in dark blue, gray, white and pink colors. Housing typical of the series BR01 shape (a circle inscribed within a square with rounded corners) is solved in combination brushed and polished stainless steel, and the shade of the dial replicates the hue of the strap (there is also a version with a steel mesh bracelet). Dial with guilloché “sunray” is decorated with seven diamonds, representing the figure of the constellation of the eagle; the same constellation depicted on the back cover of the watch. There are versions with diamonds, framing the circle of the clock, or without them. The case and dial white models, in contrast to the other three, made of ceramic, made and bracelet.

the Swiss watch company Tissot virtually all of their landmark novelties 2018 dedicated to different sports. So, the Tissot Chrono XL Tour de France maintains perhaps the most well-known even far from the sports people the Cycling race “Tour de France”. The clock has quartz chronograph movement enclosed in a very large 45-millimeter stainless steel case. In the design of the dial and leather strap read an allusion to the signature style of the race: for hour markers and Arabic numerals, decor arrows, and decorative stitching bracelet selected a bright yellow color logo.

Watches from the limited edition Tissot PRS 516 Alpine popular in the 1960-ies model PR 516 and is dedicated to the car Alpine A110. About their relationship with the racing says carbon dial with chronograph counters, design reminiscent of the dashboard of a racing car. Automatic mechanism ETA Valjoux A05.H31 enclosed in a 45 mm steel case. Your watch has a leather strap with characteristic holes, also referring to the style of racing: these holes was done on the skinny steering wheel and gloves racers. This perforated strap Tissot was first introduced in 1962.

Finally, chronograph Tissot T-Race MotoGP limited edition dedicated to racing, official timekeeper which is a Swiss company. Watch with the body with a black finish with gold plated equipped with rubber straps. Chronograph pushers are made in the style of the buttons motorcycle starter. Limited edition, supplied in original cases in the form of a helmet, is limited to 8888 pieces.

Watch the king of Egypt sold for a record price

Watch brand Patek Philippe, which belonged to the late king Farouk of Egypt, was sold for a record price at Christie’s auction in Dubai, according to Arab News.

Exclusive timepiece was created specially for the king in 1944. Estimated auction house value was $ 800 thousand dollars. With a hammer they left behind 912,5 thousand dollars, the buyer’s name was not called.

Gold watch case and leather strap engraved with the Royal crown of Egypt, the Crescent and star, symbolizing the flag of Egypt and a personal initial F of king Farouk. Only the firm Patek Philippe was released 281 instance of this model.

Watch series 1518, in samples which were first combined perpetual calendar and chronograph.

In the November 2015 auction house Christie’s recalled from the auction Patek Philippe watches, presumably stolen from the last Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I during the looting of his residence after his deposition and death in 1975. Demanding the return of property to the heirs was made by the Ethiopian community of Colorado, numbering about thirty thousand people.

Grandson of the Emperor — Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie — he expressed his surprise that “a company with such a strong reputation as Christie’s, auctioned lot, without knowing beforehand whether their client-the seller is the official owner of this lot.”

A test machine

In Basel, Switzerland continues one of the largest jewellery and watch fairs such as BaselWorld. Jaquet Droz, which is preparing to celebrate its 280th anniversary, has introduced a new watch with automaton and an automaton that can “forge” the signature of the owner. A lot of interesting things revealed and other brands. The Correspondent Of”.ru” continues to follow the novelties.

the Most important novelty of Basel is the oldest manufactory of steel was announced even before the exhibition complex Tropical Bird Repeater watch in a huge gold 47 mm case (smaller would just not contain the whole zoo on the dial). According to representatives of the company, watchmakers and master enamel craftsmen sought to reproduce the atmosphere and the colors of the paintings of Gauguin. The plumage of birds-automaton (a Hummingbird and a peacock) painted in the technique of hot enamel. In the same way artists depicted the manufactory leopard, waterfall and jungle that surround them. If you click on a special button on the watch, automatons are set in motion: Hummingbird waving a wing, the peacock spreads its tail, the waterfall is flowing and so on. This is due to the complex manufacture calibre RMA89 manual wind movement. Watch released edition of eight copies only for the most successful collectors.

Another novelty manufactory demonstrates the ability of the Jaquet Droz artisans working with stained enamel Plique-à-jour. The model Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara shifted in position “2 hours” miniature calibre, the manufacture uses in its women’s watches Lady 8 Flower, is a work of art: dial — microlitres of gold of fine workmanship with a stylized image of tiger muzzle of enamel in brown or blue colours (both versions released in a limited edition of 28 instances).

Another new feature is the Grande Seconde Skelet-One — an unusual interpretation of a landmark for the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde models with openworked mechanism. Platinum made fully laced (like gold rotor), at the same time I removed and Packed the ring body, so that nothing would distract from the contemplation of the mechanism. Hours and minutes are displayed on the sapphire crystal dial at the 12 o’clock position, overlaid on a gold basis.

Women Jaquet Droz has proposed several new products in the new collection miniature clock with 25 mm dial Lady 8 Petite, and the most romantic of them, in pink gold with mother-of-pearl dial adorned with diamonds and cabochons of green jade.

Jewelry and watch house of Harry Winston was traditionally presented as jewelry watches, and models with complications. So, in ardecolini line Avenue Classic Aurora appeared feminine with colored sapphires: blue and pink. In model pink gold case is decorated with pink sapphires baguette-cut diamonds in white gold — blue. They also decorated the wristlet in a characteristic arch form.

a New watch to connoisseurs of mechanics Histoire de Tourbillon 9 triple axis tourbillon and retrograde functions, jumping hours and retrograde minutes display to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the release of Harry Winston watches with this complication. The tourbillon is placed in through a window and rotates freely in all directions. Due to this, the descent gets a virtually infinite number of operating positions, and to ensure accuracy. Watch equipped with calibre HW4504 designed specifically for Histoire de Tourbillon 9, and released in 20 copies: 10 in white gold case and the same in pink.

Collection Ocean, which this year marks 20 years, supplemented with commemorative 20th Anniversary model Ocean Biretrograde 36mm Automatic 36 mm white gold case. With a jeweler’s point of view, it impresses with a selection of stones for the decoration of the dial and gold rotor used, rare Paraiba tourmalines stones of celadon. From the point of view of time remarkable technology implementation seconds and day of the week, they show retrograde counters in the 8 o’clock position and in position “4 hours”, respectively.

Brand Gucci made a gift to divers: a new model in the collection HydroConquest. It is a watch-trekhstranichnyi in housings with a diameter of 41 and 43 mm and 41 mm chronograph. The bezels (an extremely important part of all diving models, because it made the cutoff at the time of surfacing) made from high-tech ceramic. Hands and hour markers coated with Super-LumiNova and are highlighted in grey, black or blue dial with a guilloche sunburst pattern. Watch is available in two versions: metal bracelet with brushed and polished links or the rubber strap matching the dial.

Deposit and sport collection Conquest quartz watches: chronograph mechanism Conquest V. H. P. perpetual calendar. The main advantage of any of quartz, it provides a analog clock with a high precision (± 5 seconds per year). Chronograph Longines also able to repair the hands after impact or exposure to a magnetic field through the use of the system GPD (gear position detection, the position detection mechanism). Among the several versions of the design of the dial of the new watch is the “masculina” — with a carbon fiber dial, reminiscent of the racing.

Following popular already not the first year retratando, the company Longines has reissued in 2018 another archive model — this time diving watch 1960. The new Longines Legend Diver Watch in black 42 mm stainless steel with PVD coating, black dial and a black rubber strap with imitation of the Milan weave is equipped with a movement calibre L888.

the Breitling company has experienced many changes after its CEO in the middle of last year was George Kern, who previously headed the brand IWC Schaffhausen. The logo of the brand wings disappeared, leaving only the laconic uppercase letter B, of the marketing strategy was missing a few sexist “fan service” with the girls in style pin-up on the facade of the Basel stand no more of the giant aquarium, which attracted crowds of spectators. While in all that relates to watchmaking tradition and quality, the brand is going to preserve and multiply all the best.

So, at BaselWorld-2018, the company showed chronometer Breitling Navitimer Super 8, based on historical Reference model 637 with a stopwatch, which in 1930-1940-ies pilots wore on her hip. In Navitimer Super 8 watchmakers Breitling have recreated the distinctive features of its prototype: large size (diameter housings from steel or titanium is an impressive 46 mm) and the accuracy (COSC certified). Watch equipped with calibre MT 5612.

Chronograph Navitimer 8 is equipped with an automatic Breitling Caliber 01 with a three-dimensional shift mechanism that controls the functions start, stop and reset the stopwatch. When the oscillation frequency of 4 Hz balance the level of accuracy of the mechanism reaches a quarter of a second. The model Héritage Superocean II Chronograph 44 develops launched in 2017, the line in honor of 60 anniversary of Breitling diving watches. The novelty is available in several versions: Ocean Classic with black dial and steel bracelet, the Aero Classic with blue dial and blue rubber strap. For connoisseurs there is also an option of steel and red gold with a black dial.

the Japanese manufacturer Casio celebrates 35 anniversary of the brand’s bestselling G-Shock. As usual, the Japanese brought in Basel updates all their time the rulers, both luxury and budget. Among the first model G-Shock MR-G-G2000HA: at its creation designers were inspired by the ancient art of Japanese gunsmiths “Tetsu-tsuba” (the making of iron protective guards for traditional Japanese sword-katana). In the limited edition novelty only 350 copies. Housing upper part, made of alloy “Murasaki-Ghana” deep purple shade, which includes gold, in the technique of “araci-zosime” trimmed by hand of the master under the leadership of Asano, Bio, a specialist in traditional technology “zwiki” (a kind of coinage).

did the Japanese engineers and on the technology shock. In the new watch line MTG-B1000 they used an upgraded high impact design that benefits from a combination of metal and polymer. The basis of the solution — technology Core Guard Structure of the last generation. Inside the casing there is a metal frame that holds the module mechanism. In the model series of the previous generations, the frame consisted of four tubes, and the new technology, the bezel and rear housing cover connected to the flat parts. The case became stronger and acquired a dynamic profile.

New this year the brand G-Shock — metal version of the first shockproof watches. What the Japanese managed to realize the concept of crashworthiness in full metal body is a special achievement. In addition to the version in plain steel and steel with ion gold plating, they brought in Basel variations on the iconic quadrangular model GMW-B5000, released in collaboration with other Japanese brands, in particular with the clothing brand kolor and Luggage manufacturer Yoshida & Co. (mark Porter).

In the line of sports watch Edifice new model series ECB-800 in three design variants, addressed to the racers and fans of auto – and motorsports. This is the advanced analogue clock with enhanced functionality display lap time on the ring racing and a large LCD display: it is very convenient for the duration of the race.

Created the world’s thinnest tourbillon

Roman jewelry and watch house of Bvlgari has presented at BaselWorld the world’s thinnest automatic mens watch c tourbillon Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic, the correspondent “reports” from Basel.

case Thickness is 3.95 mm. Automatic caliber BVL novelties 288 with a thickness of 1.95 mm with a power reserve of 52 hours equipped with a system of automatic winding with peripheral rotor made of gold and aluminium, installed on the back side of the mechanism.

Minimum thickness caliber was able to achieve due to the fact that the tourbillon is fixed without the use of bridges, on special ball-bearing design.

the Caliber is placed in a titanium case, decorated with the use of jet-abrasive processing.

the house is Also presented at BaselWorld-the 2018 women’s new Lvcea with brand stretching bracelet zero range and female Diva Finissima repeater Minute Repeater, which was announced in January 2018, during the International salon of Haute Horlogerie in Geneva (SIHH).

Chanel introduced a new caliber

Chanel Company announced a new jewelry and watch exhibition BaselWorld, which will take place from 22 to 27 March — watch Boy.Friend Skeleton (Caliber 3). About it reported in a press release sent to the editors”.ru” on Monday, March 19.

Octagonal, as in the entire collection Boy.Friend, the case is made of gold Beige. The clock is equipped with a new mechanism, the third one in-house caliber of the company. Work on the manufacture of Chanel in the Swiss La Chaux-de Background took three years. Plate and bridges of the mechanism are made of brass, with edges coated with black ADLC (amorphous diamond-like carbon coating). Chamfer the edges of the bridges and plates trimmed in plated gold Beige.

models Available with diamond bezel and those without. The watch is equipped with a crocodile strap with folding clasp in gold Beige.

Chanel Company produces its own mechanisms in 2016. First, Caliber 1, men’s watch equipped with Monsieur de Chanel. The second, released in 2017 female model Premiere Camelia Skeleton.