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The massive 46 millimeter wide – albeit a rather acceptable 14 millimeter thick – case in red gold and ceramic holds a flat a sapphire crystal, underneath which is a busy-looking dial that accommodates the large cut-out for the tourbillon at 9 (more like between 7 and 11), a power reserve indicator between 3 and 6, and a double moon-phase indicator in the top right corner for both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
The man "Roger Dubuis" is still around but was not with his eponymously named brand for a long time. He sold the company to investors who later sold it to Richemont. A few years ago, the Roger Dubuis company hired back the man to serve a mostly ceremonial role within the company - but one that does at least appear to have Mr. Dubuis act, in a sense, as the shepherd of the company he started. The Roger Dubuis Hommage collection of watches are nearest to his original designs.
Additionally, Montblanc doesn't operate in an identical market position to JLC and ALS, which translates to a more accessible price point. The JLC Master Hometime is nearly double the cost, but you get a beautiful in-house movement. Similarly, the Saxonia is a full step above the JLC.
Replica Rolex Daytona
Alongside the 2015 Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication, Jaeger-LeCoultre also announced a new version of their Duometre Spherotourbillon featuring a platinum case and a moon phase indicator - this is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon.
Baselworld 2015: The release of the Bulgari Diagono Magnesium Concept watch could put the watchmaking industry on a new path. We're in an era of change. Advancements in wearable technology are coming thick and fast. This is in stark contrast to the often glacial progress of horology en masse. For most of the 20th century, game-changing inventions were massive and infrequent. Nowadays, infinitesimal improvements seem to be happening all the time. Rare indeed is an addition that adds an entirely new and practical function to a watch - but the question is whether or not consumers want it there.
If all that wasn't enough, Zenith decided to hand-engrave the turnip-style aviator crown as well as the ardillon-style buckle on the strap - which is also something you will probably never see again - especially at this size. Whether you like the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu watch or not, I want you to consider just how uncommon something like this is - especially from a brand like Zenith, known for making the massively popular and mainstream (mainstream luxury watch world, that is) El Primero chronograph movement for sport watches.
In a nutshell, what you have in a timepiece such as this Blancpain Villeret Tourbillon Volant Une Minute 12 Jours is a time-only dial with with an exposed one minute tourbillon in an automatic movement with 12 days of power reserve. There also happens to be a discreet power reserve indicator built into the rear of the pleasantly hand-engraved movement. Once again, Blancpain has been able to include a lot of appealing features in one more-or-less simple design - and for me, that in and of itself is worth taking note of. A timepiece like this under less refined direction could have been a design disaster.