Our Baselworld Favourites from Hublot, Omega, Chopard and Breguet
Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis
Once again, Hublot blew our minds with an exceptionally designed watch. As Hublot’s first multi-axis tourbillon designed for unique visibility, the MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis is far from an ordinary watch. The calibre HUB9009.H1.RA self-winding mechanical movement provides a fantastic five-day power reserve, while the double tourbillon performs a hypnotic dance – undertaking a complete rotation per minute for the first axis and a rotation every 30 seconds for the second.
Omega Speedmaster 38mm
Omega’s Speedmaster collection has a strong reputation as solid, dependable watches that not only look good on the outside, but also houses excellent movements on the inside. Joining this sturdy collection is a new Speedmaster 38mm nicknamed ‘Cappuccino’, featuring a bi-colour dial with unique oval subdials in brown that closely resemble the watchmaker’s logo. Adding some sparkle to the chronograph is a diamond-paved bezel that also includes a tachymeter scale on a brown aluminium ring, while turning it over will reveal the iconic Speedmaster Seahorse medallion.
Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition
The Mille Miglia race turns 90 in 2017! What better way to mark the momentous occasion than with a special piece? Enter the Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition – a rose gold timepiece housing the impeccable L.U.C Calibre 03.07-L chronograph movement. Truly a tribute piece, the 46mm chronograph’s face resembles a vintage dashboard with a porcelain-like dial displaying snailed counters, while the strap is vintage calfskin that ages gracefully as it develops a patina over time. As the name suggests, this collector’s item is limited to only 90 pieces.
Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887
Breguet calls upon its famed history as the chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy and brings the absolutely resplendent Marine équation Marchante 5887 to Baselworld this year. Truly a piece worthy of the watchmaker’s rich background, the Grandes Complications watch houses a self-winding movement with running equation of time, perpetual calendar and tourbillon – all together with an impressive 80 hours of power reserve. However, we’re completely taken in by the added complication that shows the difference between mean solar time and true solar time. Of course, just like any other Breguet piece, the Marine équation Marchante 5887 is pure elegance with a specially created guilloché motif on the dial.