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.
Last week we showed you a sneak preview of Christophe Claret’s breath-taking new timepiece, the X-TREM-1. Absolutely mesmerizing to behold, the reaction to the teaser video was understandably a mix of excitement and impatience. Well today we can finally give you the full low-down on this radical new invention, sure to be one of the stand-outs at this year’s Baselworld.
Speake-Marin have just announced that they will unveil the all new Speake-Marin Serpent Calendar at this year’s Baselworld. The official press release has not yet been issued however the brand did let slip this beautiful teaser image giving fans of the man and the brand some idea of what to expect.