In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Gruen was a horological force to be reckoned with. Along with Bulova, Hamilton, and Elgin, Gruen was one of the four pillars that propped up the American watch industry. Its headquarters on Time Hill outside Cincinnati became a hub of manufacturing, with all solid gold cases, crystals, and straps that the company sold being made right in Time Hill.
Tudor is expanding its Black Bay line with a new model offering a multiple time-zone function – also known as a GMT – that establishes local time without losing sight of the time in two other time zones.
Blancpain presented Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date 70s at Baselworld 2018
In 1968, just three years after Seiko’s first diver’s watch was made, Seiko’s engineers raised the bar with a Hi-Beat diver’s watch with 300 meter water resistance that was one of the foundation stones on which Seiko’s future diver’s watch development was based. It had a 10 beats per second high-precision automatic calibre, a one-piece structure, screw-down protection crown and unidirectional rotating bezel. In 2018, that watch is remembered by Seiko in a commemorative edition that brings the latest in Seiko’s high technology watchmaking to professional and amateur divers.
Founded in Copenaghen in 1773 and now based in Bienne/Biel, Urban Jürgensen celebrates its 245th anniversary at Baselworld 2018 with a new addition to its Jules Collection, the Reference 2140 in white gold and black dial.
The Grande Seconde is one of the symbols of the unique watchmaking style of Jaquet Droz. While several variations of this model have been created over the years, this is the first time that the brand presents a sapphire dial integrated within a skeleton composition and it is not a coincidence that such stylistic turning point is happening on occasion of the 280th anniversary of the Swiss watchmaker.
After the success of the Scafograf 300, first presented in 2016 and winner of the ‘Sports Watch Prize’ at the prestigious Geneva Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, followed by last year’s GMT version, Eberhard & Co. is presenting a special limited edition, the Scafograf GMT “Black Sheep”
With the new Navitimer 1 Automatic 38, unveiled on occasion of Baselworld 2018, Breitling expands the Navitimer collection in line with that past.
On occasion of Baselworld 2018, Rolex is extending its GMT-Master II range with a new version in Oystersteel, equipped with a bi-directional rotatable bezel and a 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic (aka Pepsi).
The iconic Heuer Carrera chronograph was launched in 1963. In 2018, on occasion of Baselworld, TAG Heuer celebrates the 55th anniversary of the model unveiling the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT, powered by the Heuer 02 manufacture movement and offering a GMT function, a very useful complication for business and leisure travelers.