Baselworld: Friday, March 28, 2014

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Today’s treasures from Baselworld include a mix of men’s ladies’ and a wild table clock. Featured are MB&F, Carl F. Bucherer, Girard-Perregaux, and Breguet.

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon (pictured above) is a triple-axis tourbillon, with one carriage rotating ones every minute, the second rotating every 30 seconds, and the third rotating every two minutes. The entire escapement is accommodated by a dome in the crystal, which keeps the case small.

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Carl F. Bucherer’s Pathos is an entirely new line for ladies, with a woven filigree motif in openworked gold over white ceramic on the bezel and case side. This is the fully set version.

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The Breguet Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon, Ref. 3797 is a redesigned version of the Ref. 3757, with a new chapter ring made of opaque sapphire crystal for reading the hours and minutes. It features a retrograde date and a power reserve indicator as well as perpetual calendar functions and a tourbillon.

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MB&F collaborated with high-end Swiss clock maker L’Epée for this desk clock called the Starfleet Machine. It runs on five mainspring barrels for a 40-day power reserve, and features an open movement made of palladium-treated brass.

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Breguet focused on ladies introductions this year, including a fully diamond set version of the spectacular Reine de Naples Jour Nuit. The caseband is set with 131 baguette diamonds. The dial is set with 141 diamonds, and the ball attachment and clasp are set with round diamonds and the crown is topped by a briolette diamond.

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