Blog posts about Baselworld

Baselworld 2015 – Louis Moinet Memoris

A watch complication can often be seen as secondary to the main event. That of course being the telling of time. Louis Moinet sees it differently. With the advent of the Chronograph nearly 200 years ago by one Louis Moinet, (the name the brand is named after) and 10 years since its’ re-introduction as an […]

Baselworld 2015 – Zenith

Zenith are renowned for their Chronographs the El Primero. Of late however, they have started spreading their wings a bit and trying to bring a bit more life to the brand through some smarter and some more akin to Haute Horology too. During Baselworld I saw quite a bit as always when it involves such […]

Baselworld 2015 – JeanRichard

JEANRICHARD is not a name synonymous with ultra expensive haute horology, that is a good thing. JR sits at the more ‘affordable’ end of the watch price spectrum. The offerings as you will know from my previous posts are well designed and offer a different aesthetic to the vast majority of designs often found in […]

Breakfast with a Fellow WIS

I had breakfast yesterday with a friend and fellow WIS (Watch Idiot Savant, for those of you who are curious and didn’t know). Since we live in the same city out in flyover country, we get together about once a month to commiserate and lament our lowly station in the Watch-iverse. Yesterday was no different. […]

Baselworld 2015 – Bremont News

Every year we get stupidly excited about the new releases from each brand. Well most of us do anyway. In some cases there is additional news that would impact the future of the respective brand. This is one of those years for Bremont where there have been some happenings behind the scenes. First off we […]

Baselworld 2015 – Bremont Part 2

Last time around we covered some of the new releases from Bremont. This time we will continue through the rest of the line-up and perhaps a short rant on a certain film tie-in to round things off. The U-2 was originally inspired by the elite u-2 spy plan squadron. There has been a new addition […]

Baselworld 2015 – Bremont Part 1

French it is not. Quintessentially British it is. Bremont is a favourite amongst British watch fans, due to a number of reasons. Lovely design, robustness, the Company itself and last but not least the English brothers that are the founders. If you ever go to a Baselworld and struggle to find some very friendly people […]

Tudor’s New Motor

One of the more exciting things to debut at Baselworld was the new in-house movement from Tudor. The brand, which debuted in 1926 as the brainchild of Hans Wilsdorf himself, was conceived as a more modestly priced brand. The intent was to use movements that were generally available. Thus, R&D expenses did not need to […]

Baselworld 2015 – HYT Part 2

During Baselworld there was a big buzz over HYT’s main release for the exhibition. Even though I’d written about it from the usual press release and expressed my initial impressions, it really is never the same as actually seeing it and wearing it. Before we get to those impressions, I would like to share with […]