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Baselworld 2017 watch report: the 5 most complicated timepieces for men

Baselworld 2017 watch report: the 5 most complicated timepieces for men

Like very year, we went to Baselworld and explored its boundless pavilions to bring you the most complicated watches for men seen at the show. Here are the top 5 models we’ve chosen: stunning artifacts that reveal the unparalleled heights watchmaking can reach with craftsmanship, engineering and pure genius.

[nextpage title="Bell & Ross BR X1 Tourbillon RS17 watch"]

BR X1 Tourbillon RS17 watch by Bell & Ross

This amazing watch mounts calibre BR-CAL.283. Hand-wound flying tourbillon. Mono-pusher column wheel chronograph. 282 components, 35 jewels, 21,600 vph. 4-day power reserve. The case’s measure is 45 mm in diameter, made of Carbone Forgé® and ceramic with rubber inserts. The watch boasts a rocker mono-pusher and a sapphire case-back with anti-reflective coating.[/nextpage]

[nextpage title="Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis watch"]

MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis watch by Hublot

The MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis is a powerful watch that provides maximum of visibility on the tourbillon—and its fascinating double rotation—and boasts an original case that highlights the 100% manufacture calibre. The Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis watch beats to the rhythm of the fine watchmaking calibre HUB9009.H1.RA, a mechanical movement with self-winding featuring a 5-day power reserve. It also features a bi-axial tourbillon that undertakes a complete rotation per minute for the first axis and a rotation every 30 seconds for the second.[/nextpage]

[nextpage title="Chopard L.U.C. Perpetual Chrono"]

Chopard L.U.C. Perpetual Chrono

This watch highlights a 45mm hand-wound platinum grand complication equipped with an superb movement, the L.U.C. 03.10-L with COSC certification and 60 hours of power reserve. It is a flyback chronograph with moon phase and perpetual calendar complications. A special highlight is the orbital moon phase display at 6 o’clock.[/nextpage]

[nextpage title="Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller"]

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller

A new edition of Rolex’s classic watch for world travellers, combining 904L steel and 18 ct yellow or white gold. The dials now feature rectangular index hour markers and longer hands, as well as a Chromalight display with long-lasting luminescence, which enhances legibility. The Sky-Dweller is equipped with calibre 9001, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Protected by seven patents, it is one of the most complex calibres ever developed by the brand.[/nextpage]

[nextpage title="Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 8 watch"]

Histoire de Tourbillon 8 watch by Harry Winston

Harry Winston’s Histoire de Tourbillon is a sophisticated collection of limited edition timepieces dedicated to the craftsmanship of one of the most revered and complex horological complications. Every 75 seconds, each tourbillon completes a rotation on a 30-degree inclined axis. Nested within this movement, a second cage turns on its own axis, completing a rotation every 45 seconds. Within the latter, the balance wheel keeps the tempo at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour.[/nextpage]


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