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.
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.
Breitling is another one of those brands I just didn’t manage to get to at Baselworld this year (although I’m slightly less disappointed about that than Glashütte) and so unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to go hands-on with their new, limited edition Transocean Chronograph QP, a timepiece that is making me feel things that I’ve never felt about a Breitling before.
Unfortunately due to time constraints Glashütte Original was one of those brands that I just didn’t get to visit during my short stint at Baselworld this year, although I would have very much liked to. Despair not however as I will still be covering some of the superb pieces they released this year, including this gorgeous new PanoLunar Tourbillon in red gold.
As you no doubt will be aware Baselworld, the world’s largest luxury watch and jewellery fair, is now officially underway. Over the past few weeks we have been previewing a number of the new releases for this year from some of our (and hopefully your) favorite brands and now the time has finally come for us to get ourselves over to Switzerland to see some of these beauties in the flesh!