Basel World 2017 – A Sneak Preview at the Most Coveted Timepieces

Baselworld 2017 will see the crème de la crème of the watch and jewellery world under one roof, sharing exclusive innovations, breathtaking creations and new collections. The prestigious event, featuring key players from the world’s most recognized and respected brands, kindles trends that roar across the globe.

Our sneak preview for Baselworld 2017 will give you insight into which will be the most talked about pieces this year. We’ve selected some of the most spectacular items that will fit comfortably into the exclusive yachting lifestyle – including a mix of timepieces that suit a life of both leisure and luxury.

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Credit: Federiqueconstant.com – Novelty Classic World Time Manufacture

Set to be a treasured piece for the globetrotting gentleman, the latest offering from Federique Constant is a redesign of the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture. The result: an elegant piece, marrying rich chocolate brown leather strap with white stitching perfectly matched to the rose gold-plated case.

With the world map etched into the face of the watch and 24 cities featuring on the outer rim, this is a remarkable timepiece for a true citizen of the world.

Credit: Jaquet-Droz.com – Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother of Pearl

Described as a marvel of feminine beauty, aficionados are waiting with bated breath for the preview of this exceptional timepiece.

Established in the 18th century, Jaquet Droz is renowned for supreme mastery and creating flawless timepieces. The tourbillon, enhanced by the blue-steel hands, showcases the watchmaking virtuosity.

Brilliant cut diamonds, delicate mother-of-pearl and the watch’s white satin strap will charm you into coveting one of these limited edition timepieces of which just 88 will be created.

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Credit: Hermès.com – Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel Platine

Refined simplicity will attract the discerning collector to this premium new offering from Hermès. Created entirely in-house, the Slim d’Hermès is minimalist in design: from the specially designed font to the smooth platinum case.

The date, month, dual-time and leap-year indications are displayed on various counters, while a mother-of-pearl moon sails through an glittering violet aventurine sky at 3 o’clock.

The finishing touch – an Abyss blue alligator strap that demonstrates the unwavering Hermès attention to detail and expert leather craftsmanship.

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Credit: HarryWinston.com – Avenue Classic Cherry Blossom

This enchanting timepiece is sprinkled with 39 brilliant cut diamonds and 29 brilliant cut pink sapphires, representing the petals of the cherry blossom tree. The precious stones range in size to create depth against the delicate green-blue mother-of-pearl face, the delicate color selected to create the illusion of clouds on a spring day.

The watch is made from 18K white gold, and its elegance culminates in a teal alligator leather strap that complements the pale face of the piece.

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Credit: Chanel.com – Monsieur de Chanel

Monsieur de Chanel is back and even more stylish with a platinum case and sophisticated black grand feu enamel dial. For anyone concerned that this timepiece lacks technical complexity as it has been created by a fashion house, think again – the movement was produced by respected independent watchmaker, Romain Gauthier.

This piece is highly exclusive – limited to just 100 pieces, only available in Chanel boutiques.

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