Today our featured watch is the Ballon Bleu de Cartier. And this watch is so sleek, so gracefully magical that we should really be writing this love letter in its native tongue, but we don’t speak French, c’est dommage. But we’re happy to sing the praises of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier in any language, it’s such a gorgeous watch.
This stainless steel version is the Ballon Bleu in its most basic element. Its deceptively light stainless steel bracelet has the boxy links native to Cartier watches & it makes a great foil for the all around round case.
The case itself is convex on both the sapphire crystal and the case back. This slight elevation gives the watch the illusion of floating on the wrist from the side & gives the dial a fish-eye appearance (in a great way).
The guilloche dial itself is handsomely appointed in silver with steely blue sword hands and numeral markers. Another whimsical touch is the numeral markers’ slight distortion around the crown.
The fluted crown, housed in its own little “bubble” is set with a spinel cabochon. The slight protrusion only adds to the watch’s character, and at 42 millimeters, its personality is sure to be felt.
Baselworld 2013 gave Rolex the opportunity to showcase new colors for the Day-Date line of watches. These new color variants follow a trend Rolex started with the GMT-Master II and Daytona. The Day-Date is available in six colors and comes in three different gold cases. These new watches have a fresh feel and reflect the popularity of leather straps.
Day Date Style
via A Blog to Watch
The addition of color is a bold move by Rolex, which has earned a reputation not only for quality, but conservatism. Each watch comes with a matching strap that compliments dial color. Cases come in 18ct yellow, white or Rolex’s Everose gold. Each metal case is available with its own variety of colored dials. New colors include: blue or cherry with white gold, green or cognac matched with yellow gold and chocolate or rhodium for Averros models. The new watches are the standard model except for color.
According to Rolex, the Day-Date was the first chronometer wristwatch with the date and day of the week spelt out on the dial when launched in 1956. Rolex characterizes the style of the new watches as elegant, but more informal than the original. Pricing for the new watches is not yet available.
Additional Rolex watches on display at Baselworld 2013 include the Yacht-Master II and Lady-DateJust PearlMaster. According to Baselworld, approximately 104,000 visitors from 100 countries attended Baselworld 2012. There were also 1,815 exhibitors from 45 countries. Baselworld 2013 numbers were equally as impressive. The event is highly regarded throughout the industry as a place to showcase the newest, best and most innovative watch designs.
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When the Omega Seamaster was first introduced in 1948, it was one of the premiere diving watches. Featuring a water resistance of 1200 meters and the design that accompanies Omega’s sensibilities in diving sophistication, the watch garnered fans quickly. However it wasn’t until Omega officially joined forces with James Bond that its Seamaster scored a major coup; it dethroned the Rolex Submariner as the official watch of 007.
Pierce Brosnan first wore a Omega Seamaster Quartz Professional before upgrading to a Professional Chronometer. In 2002,to capitalize on/commemorate the release of Die a Another Day and celebrate 40 years of Bond, Omega introduced the limited edition Omega Seamaster James Bond.
This gorgeous watch features a considerable 44mm stainless steel case with a bold brushed blue steel tachymeter bezel. The navy blue dial itself depicts the swirl of a (spy) camera shutter behind luminescent markers. The second hand depicts the trademark 007.
The watch’s bracelet is a stainless steel, tightly woven “James Bond” bracelet secured with a double locking deployment clasp, engraved with more James Bond regalia.
Of course, the caseback itself is also engraved, so should you be unable to answer “Bond, James Bond” when someone asks your name, don’t worry. Your watch will be imprinting your agent number the entire time.
Bell and Ross has announced the enhancement of their AVIATION Collection for 2013 at Basel. The new collection is inspired by three instruments from the cockpit that are highly important to flying: the heading indicator, airspeed and climb. The new models are classified as the BR 01 Heading Indicator, BR 01 AIRSPEED and the BR 01 CLIMB.
The highly precise time pieces will be in limited editions of 999 for each model. The first 99 timepieces available will be packaged in an exclusive collector’s box with the six instruments: BR01 HORIZON, TURN COORDINATOR, ALTIMETER, HEADING INDICATOR, AIRSPEED and CLIMB. The box is designed to resemble a control panel in the cockpit and is laid out in a T-shape. The box is intended to appeal to both aviation lovers and watch collectors at the same time.
Since 2010, the iconic BR 01 collection by Bell and Ross have been designed to resemble an aircraft cockpit. The innovative features have stressed functionality, legibility, precision and water resistance.
Each year since the first models were introduced in 2010, Bell and Ross have presented the high-tech time pieces to afford the wearer to read time in a new way. All the models have been inspired by flight instrumentation. The brand introduced BR 01 COMPASS in 2010, and RADAR in 2011. Three new versions were introduced in 2012: BR01 HORIZON, BR 01 ALTIMETER, and BR 01 TURN COORDINATOR.
Bell and Ross Latest Editions: Heading Indicator, Airspeed and Climb
Burberry has long been known for their fashionable items and accessories, so it should come as no surprise that the fashion brand is looking to expand their line of luxury watches at BaselWorld. In a departure from their very popular fashion line, Burberry watches are expanding their fine timepieces.
One of Burberry’s popular fashion watches in rose gold
Burberry is looking to keep the actual watches themselves under wrap until they’re ready for launch. All we know at this point is that we can expect a big marketing campaign that emphasizes the brand’s history of innovation and the long-running heritage of the British fashion maker.
When the brand first debuted their Britain watches late last year, the high-end consumer world was stunned by the exquisite quality and appearance of the timepieces. We don’t know what the new watches look like, but we can be sure that the line will be associated with the same class, style and elegance as everything else put out by the brand.
The Britain BBY1200 43mm Automatic
Anyone looking to be there at the premiere will want to book their trip quick. BaselWorld is going to be packed with media and fashion elite all trying to get first look at the new watches. There’s no telling if there will be any room left for another looky-loo come showtime.