Swiss Alpina has been a reference with its diving watch collection since the 1960s when the Seastrong “10” was already capable of reaching 200m/660 ft. In 2015 and 2016, the brand introduced two sports smartwatches for women and men. This year Alpina presents its brand new diving horological smartwatch, coiceived in partnership with Swiss brand MMT.
Swiss Bell & Ross has updated its classic square shaped aesthetic for its new release watches, the BR 03-92 Horograph and BR 03-92 Horolum, unveiled in the run up to this year’s Baselworld. The pieces are an evolution of the brand’s style, with Bell & Ross claiming inspiration for the Horograph from the artistic works produced at the famed German art school, Bauhaus—simple, modern and functionalist.
Since the introduction of its first in-house mechanical movements in 2012, French luxury goods manufacturer Swiss Hermès has progressively moved to improve upon some of their most established designs while serving up interesting new products. For Baselworld 2017, which is much closer than you think, the brand is introducing a new line of four Hermès Cape Cod watches for men featuring an assortment of dial and strap combinations that deliver a variety of visual updates to choose from.
If you've been longing for something "extra special,"Swiss Zenith has you covered with a whole line of aviation-themed watches that includes the new-for-2017 Zenith Heritage Pilot Extra Special Chronograph in bronze. It appears to have a lot going for it as well: bronze case, giant onion crown and pushers, huge luminescent numerals, and a trusty high-beat El Primero movement. Pricing is borderline tempting as well.
Black on white and white on black. Swiss Zenith released two new El Primero chronographs fitted in black ceramicised case with two opposite chiaroscuro dial interpretations.
The three counters – originally in anthracite, blue and light grey – create here a ‘visual opposites’ effect against a finely sunray-patterned ebony black or silver-toned base, punctuated by black luminescent faceted hour-markers and hands enhanced with bright red touches and protected by a domed sapphire crystal.