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.
“Sold!” On November 11, 2017 the auctioneer’s hammer at Christie’s, Geneva, sealed the fate of the Arpal 1 watch. This unique object, designed and developed by the LAURENT FERRIER and URWERK watchmaking firms, gained considerable press attention among the lots at the Only Watch 2017 charity auction. The story therefore has an epilogue. LAURENT FERRIER and URWERK have developed and signed four watches, poles apart from Arpal 1 in colours and finishes.
Introduced by Glashütte Original last year, the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar is equipped with an ingenious self-winding movement, the Calibre 36, defining new standards in terms of precision, stability and running time. At Baselworld 2018, Glashütte Original is now presenting the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition, expressly designed to reveal the beauty and the architecture of this movement.
Timeless aesthetic is a proper definition for the new Breguet Classique Extra-Plate 5157 unveiled at Baselworld 2018 last month.
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.
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”
Among several novelties, at Baselworld 2018 TAG Heuer unveiled a brand-new interpretation of its iconic Monaco developed in collaboration with Bamford Watch Department, a brand specialized in the customisation of luxury watches by personalising them with a recognizable style.
With the new Navitimer 1 Automatic 38, unveiled on occasion of Baselworld 2018, Breitling expands the Navitimer collection in line with that past.
Dedicated to the Apollo 8 space mission, the first to orbit around the moon, the new Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 presented by Omega at Baselworld 2018 is like no other model in this line. In fact, it features a decorated version of Omega's famous Moonwatch movement which is visible from both sides thanks to a skeletonised dial. And like the moon, each side is different. The dial-side is a light shade to represent our view of the moon’s surface from Earth, while the back of the watch delves into the dark side that only astronauts get to see.
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).