Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator

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There’s something to be said for classic design. You find something that works, you stick with it. Sure you may refine it slightly over time, enhance this, slim-down that but overall the guiding principles should stay the same. Of course there’s no need to tell German watch manufacturer Glashütte Original this, after all they’ve built an entire business model around the concept. Case in point, the new Senator Chronometer Regulator.

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Romain Jerome Moon Orbiter – Hands-On Review (Live Pics)

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A couple of weeks ago at Baselworld I had the chance to sit down with the guys from Romain Jerome and go through their new collections for 2013. In addition to the usual suspects, the Moon Invader, the Titanic DNA and so on, there were two pieces that really caught my attention.

Tom MulraneyRomain Jerome Moon Orbiter – Hands-On Review (Live Pics)

Linde Werdelin Tech Collection (Live Pics)

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Linde Werdelin have been doing some pretty cool things of late (as usual) and attracting a lot of well-deserved attention in the process. The big news for the brand at Baselworld this year was the introduction of their new hi-tech SpidoLite II collection, Linde Werdelin’s strongest and lightest timepieces to date.

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Hautlence Destination – A New Chapter Begins (Live Pics)

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Do you know what I really like about Hautlence? It’s not the unusual displays with jumping hours and retrograde minutes, or the unique TV shaped cases or even the incredible complexity of the HL 2.0, although all those things are definitely praiseworthy in their own right.

Tom MulraneyHautlence Destination – A New Chapter Begins (Live Pics)

Blancpain Tourbillon Carrousel

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If you were to try and define the term ‘excessive’ by way of an example you may very well be inclined to choose the Blancpain Tourbillon Carrousel to illustrate your point.

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Julien Coudray 1518 Oeuvre Classica 1548

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Despite only officially launching the brand last year Julien Coudray 1518 are already starting to establish themselves as an extremely high-end, high-quality watch manufacturer. Their pieces may not be overly flashy on first appearances but those with a healthy appreciation for the finer things in no life have no doubt already realized that these guys are the real deal. Case in point the new Oeuvre Classica 1548, hewn from one kilogram of solid 18ct Pd125 white gold.

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Baselworld 2013: Jacquet Droz Grande Heure GMT – The Art Of Functional Simplicity

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Today I’m taking a closer look at the new Grande Heure GMT from Jacquet Droz. Decidedly understated, the Grand Heure features a fresh take on displaying the GMT function that I find quite attractive. The minimalist design of the dial won’t suit all tastes of course, in large part due to its inherent simplicity but at the same time I think the uncluttered approach will really appeal to frequent travellers, especially those looking to keep a lower profile.

Tom MulraneyBaselworld 2013: Jacquet Droz Grande Heure GMT – The Art Of Functional Simplicity