The Christophe Claret Maestro is visually very similar to the style we have become used to from the brand over the the last few years, a technical and architectural piece of modern horology, however still relying on traditional codes of Swiss watchmaking. In the Maestro we can find design cues from the Soprano (Minute Repeater Tourbillon), the Allegro (Minute Repeater) and the Maestoso (Constant Force).
With the new Lady Serenade models, Glashütte Original develops the play of opposites: light and dark, matte and polished surfaces, clean lines and playful details.
Crafted by the manufactory's own dial-makers in Pforzheim, the deep black dials are enhanced with a sun-burst decoration and then coated in a galvanic bath. They are framed by finely worked 36 mm cases in stainless steel or warm rose gold.
lpina is updating one of their Swiss dive watches for Baselworld 2016, and the result looks great in all four styles, which is saying a lot in a crowded field like vintage-inspired dive watches. The Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Automatic watch forgoes the extreme monicker as well as the triple-date display, looking cleaner and more contemporary.
There are skull watches and then there are skull watches like this. Looking like a Mexican "Day of the Dead special" (Dia de Los Muertos), this mechanical skull-shaped watch is full of personality and design talent. Right now it is a one-of-a-kind watch, but there are plans for production in the near future. The watch was designed by Fiona Krüger while she was a design student at the ECAL school in Switzerland (University of art and design Lausanne).
The Tissot Le Locle Regulateur Watch is another member of the Le Locle family of watches named after Tissot's home in the Swiss Jura Mountains. The Regulateur design emphasizes the minutes and is a nod to the original and highly accurate "Regulateur" clocks used in workshops in the eighteenth and nineteenth century as a reference to check the accuracy of the pocket Swiss Designer Watches Online.