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Swiss Brands Plan to Dominate Baselworld 2018Tuesday 13 March 2018
Swiss Brands Plan to Dominate Baselworld 2018 ⇒ Baselworld 2018 is just a week and a few more days away. After showing you the new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 and Patek Philippe’s new collections – which will be presented to the audience at Baselworld 2018 -, now CovetED takes a peek into a few more creations from Swiss brands that will amaze the visitors from 22 to 27 March at Basel.
Manero Peripheral 43 mm
The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral collection, so far exclusively available in a 40.6 millimetre-wide case size, is now extended by the Manero Peripheral 43 mm. Crafted from 18 kt rose gold and coming in at 43.1 millimetres in diameter and 11.2 mm thick, this latest version makes for a grander take on the brand’s highly successful CFB A2050 calibre. This movement is one of the few currently produced calibres that sport a peripheral self-winding rotor, a rare engineering feat designed to provide ample winding efficiency without adding to the thickness of the movement and, consequently, the case. Just as important is the fact that, thanks to the peripheral rotor, the case-back side of the movement can be appreciated in its entirety at all times, unlike with conventional automatic calibres, where the oscillating weight is always hiding a large part of the movement from sight. Although a bit larger, the Manero Peripheral 43 mm features everything that made the original version a great hit for the brand.
Around the World Collection
The places that we visit leave unforgettable impressions on our mind. The many tastes of foreign cuisine leave us tingling for more, while the touch of exquisite silk imprints exotic tenderness on our skin. This year, BIJOUMONTRE and its new Around the World Collection are here to accompany buyers on the countless special adventures they will embark on. BIJOUMONTRE pays homage to these life-long memories by ornamenting its watches with flowers symbolizing the national culture of the five featured countries: Switzerland, France, Italy, China or Japan. The flowery Charms are carefully crafted with mother-of-pearl, as well as sets of radiant coloured sapphires and natural diamonds. The rich diversity of culture is materialized through the five strong colourways, one for each country, which lets buyers find the perfect match for their own inner colour.
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Allegra 25 Collection
de GRISOGONO turns 25 this year in great style by introducing its new Allegra 25 Collection, epitomising the watchmaking and jewellery expertise cultivated by the brand. Inspired by the unconditional attachment of true love, the case forms an infinitely flowing circle with an endlessly woven gold ribbon. All powered by a quartz movement for improved comfort and accuracy, the new Allegra 25 timepiece comes in 41.7 millimetres-wide, in either 18K pink gold or 18K white gold partially or fully set with white diamonds. Supremely self-confident in black and white, it exudes the contrast between black rhodium-plated white gold and black diamonds, the iconic stones cherished by de GRISOGONO. The five pieces currently part of the Allegra 25 collection offer a range of variety in the number of diamonds and types of dials: from 113 white or black diamond-set cases to dials crafted in mother-of-pearl. Named after the daughter of Fawaz Gruosi, de GRISOGONO’s Founder, every Allegra 25 piece is effortlessly feminine, infinitely precious and movingly elaborate.
The Voutilainen 217QRS features a wide range of uniquely-Voutilainen stylistic elements both in its exterior and its movement design. Its 39 millimetres-wide and 11.5 millimetres-thick case is crafted from platinum, white gold or rose gold to create extremely limited series of just 10 pieces of each material. The dial, hidden behind a double anti-reflective sapphire crystal has been engine-turned and set with gold applied numerals for top-tier quality in execution. The movement, based on the Vingt-8 design, features two escapement wheels where they give a direct impulse to the impulse roller. A power reserve of 65 hours is achieved and the additional functionality of a retrograde date with an easy-set feature integrated into the crown.
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