Baselworld 2018 opens its luxury gates, bringing together the industry’s top players under one roof. Here are five unmissable models, which will be presented by some of the big watchmaking’s names.
In his shoes
Following the unconventional rules of the founder Gabrielle Chanel, the French Maison erases the lines between masculine and feminine with new releases of the Boy Friend watch collection, a model that is already iconic. The new Boy Friend Tweed Beige Gold has tiny sizes (21.50 x 27.90 x 6.23 mm), a gold case and a gold bezel set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. In gold is also the bracelet featuring tweed pattern. The precious watch has a high-precision quartz movement and it is water-resistance till 30 meters.
Gucci Timepieces present some latest additions to the G-Timeless collection. Each of the new unisex timepieces blends the styling of a casual Swiss Made watch with the House’s eccentric aesthetic, using distinctive, nature-inspired symbols to create a modern narrative. Such as the black timepiece showcasing a black leather dial, which is accented with a golden bee and star decorations, yellow gold-colored sword hands, and the Gucci logo at 12 o’clock.
Capturing a forgotten history
Corum unveils a new limited edition of its Coin collection: the Hobo Coins. A special model customized by Aleksey Saburov, a talented artist who produces 21st-century hobo coins, subverting popular imagery and its legends, demons and beliefs to create genuine unique works of art, micro-engraved on authentic early 20th-century five-cent pieces. Aleksey Saburov has produced a number of original motifs, each of which will become the dial of a 43 mm timepiece powered by an in-house automatic mechanical movement.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary
Twenty-five years after the creation of de GRISOGONO, the designer Fawaz Gruosi celebrates the important birthday with a special release: The Allegra 25 Jewelry Timepiece, entrusted with the name of his daughter. The daring model features a precious decoration of gold and diamonds around the mother-of-pearl dial. The watch is completed by de GRISOGONO’s signature galuchat strap.
The world's thinnest
Bulgari has explored new technical solutions to gain a new record. At Baselworld 2018, the Maison is unveiling the Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon, a new timepiece bringing the best of Automatic and Tourbillon. It is just 3.95mm thin and feautures a solid case back with a sapphire opening shaped like the brand’s doorway of its Rome flagship store. The model will be produced in a limited edition of just 50 pieces.