Last week Claret took our breath away with the X-TREM-1, the week before HYT baffled us with the H1 and now Harry Winston seems set to do both with the mesmerizing new Opus 12. Officially unveiled last week at Baselworld, this latest offering from the Opus collection is the celebration of yet another successful partnership with one of the watch industry’s quiet achievers; Emmanuel Bouchet.
After temporarily disappearing from the limelight, luxury watch-maker Maîtres du Temps is back with a remarkable new timepiece; the Chapter Three Reveal.
Blancpain unveiled its new Villeret Skeleton 8 days this week at Baselworld and not surprisingly the response has been very positive. I mean, look at it!
The Piccadilly range has been a mainstream stay of the Speake-Marin brand since the company was founded in 2000. The original Piccadilly used a heavily modified ETA movement, replacing a range of parts to improve performance, longevity and look. This combined with the rear mounted rotor meant that they were quite thick, but managed to retain a balanced aesthetic.
As always Ian Ellery is The Watch Lounge’s ‘man on the ground’ at the Baselworld Watch Fair and will be sharing his thoughts on some of this year’s hottest new releases over the coming days.
As I have said before the life of a freelance journalist is rarely a stroll in the park. I’m not sure who those guys are that get invited to endless reception parties, but they don’t appear to be me.