Originally thought that this year’s BASELWORLD was a relatively peaceful year. With a stable and simple atmosphere, the difficult industry environment in 2016 was overwhelming. Although there were occasional small winds and small waves, the general trend was towards pragmatic Watches close. However, this idea collapsed in an instant when the data was sent back by the Swiss team in front of the watch home on the day of the exhibition. The new timepiece is not only ‘not in shock’ as I predicted in advance, but it has become a shocking wave, which beats the surging heart that I have been unable to restrain. Looking at the surprise file compression packages, when I received them, I couldn’t wait to open them like children received long-awaited gifts, and greedily looked at another timepiece feast brought to us by BASELWORLD. .
The cause of the power of floods: the moon of my heart my heart
Earlier when I was doing marketing materials, I vaguely felt that the Rolex Cellini series is about to start exerting force. Whether it is a leather strap that suddenly heats up, or a design that is different from traditional Rolex models, Rolex is more ‘ Fresh ‘design material. Throughout watch altars, there are two extremes in the stay of special models. One is buried in the ocean of timepieces, and the other is reborn and becomes a classic. I am honored to say that Cellini became the latter. (Real life) Even in the short time when my colleagues and I were shooting the material, a customer entered the store and ordered the Cellini 50519 blue disk. It can be seen that the market prospects of this series of Rolex watches and the overwhelming popularity. However, the simple dial function is more like a hint: the infinite potential of Cellini watches needs to be developed.
No, at this year’s Basel Watches and Jewellery Fair, Rolex began the ‘reformation plan’ for Cellini, taking the lead in launching Cellini’s new moon phase timepieces. The first time I saw it was in the WeChat circle of friends in front of Switzerland that night, but he predicted that Xinhai Shi was hot, and at first glance I was ‘poisoned’ by this sudden moon phase. In view of the fact that Rolex Moon Phase watches are very rare, we can see the weight and significance of this watch to the brand. 39 mm eternal rose gold, equipped with a Rolex 3195 self-winding mechanical perpetual movement core. The ‘minified’ triangular pit bezel makes the entire watch look smoother and more delicate. It retains the classic bezel and adds new ones. Watch the look and feel, kill two birds with one stone. The soft color of 18k rose gold combined with the large moon phase plate and the date ‘track plate’ design, make the watch present a unique visual enjoyment, it is irresistible.
‘Jelly Beans’ and ‘A Little Red’
I have to say that another highlight of Rolex in this year’s watch exhibition is this new yacht. Even another colleague who only watched precious metals Rolex asserted that he was optimistic about this colored timepiece, and this color has a strong sense of color. The watch is: the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40, and the colorful gemstone design of the Rolex Rainbow Yacht is nicknamed ‘Doudou’ by this colleague. When the watch first appeared at the watch exhibition, it caused a lot of sensation. Some people said that this watch was a breakthrough in Rolex’s timepiece design. I personally agreed with it. Some people think that the colored bezel is in the Rolex watch. China is different from tradition, there is no Rolex style. But I think that it is precisely the controversial ‘Rainbow Circle’ that will become the biggest buying point with a bright aura (useless one), because old people often talk about controversial objects is a good thing. How does it develop, combining luxury and fun? Let’s wait and see.
There is also this year’s new sea ambassador. For the first time, a larger 3235 new movement was placed on the dive watch. A small window convex lens. It is the representative money of the brand’s outstanding diving watch classic design and the new movement. In addition, the brand has incorporated a more stable ceramic bezel into the watch, showing the sincerity of the new sea ambassador. Personally I think this one will have a good market performance like last year’s Daytona, and the table friends who are looking forward to it may wish to wait.
Gift from Patek Philippe
In the Basel watch exhibitions over the years, Patek Philippe’s timepieces are always so eye-catching. Both from the accomplishment of mechanical timepieces and from the aesthetic perspective of appearance, they have unique strengths. Patek Philippe at the watch exhibition this year, as always, attracted everyone’s attention. In my opinion, what stands out is a vintage perpetual calendar moon phase watch.
2017 is a year with a strong retro style, which is also one of Patek Philippe’s favorite watch styles. No, this Ref. 5320G perpetual calendar moon phase calendar watch was launched at this year’s watch fair. It is worth mentioning that every detail of this watch is very outstanding. Judging from the lugs alone, it has a good performance. The three-dimensional lugs of the ‘three-segment design’ have distinct edges and full texture, which makes people have a strong sense of layering at first glance. The texture seems to be perfectly integrated with the double-layer bezel of the watch, and the overall color is very strong, which shows the watchmaker’s efforts and ambitions in making this timepiece.
It inherits the iconic dial layout of the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar since 1941 (date and month double row window, pointer date auxiliary dial and moon phase display window). On this basis, a day and night display window and a leap year cycle window are newly added. The arrangement of two small function disks just forms two ‘small dimples’ on the classic dial, which looks very pleasing overall. In addition, the special arched mirror has become the key to the overall watch image, so that the function pointer on the milky dial does not have a single look, lack of three-dimensional sense. Instead, it is full of tension, highlighting the deeper side of the watch.
The 60th anniversary glory is explained by three classic replica watches
Since stepping into the bezel, I have been deeply impressed by the Omega Speedmaster series of watches. In cooperation with the Olympics and NASA aerospace industry, it is everywhere. 2017 was a crucial year for the Omega Speedmaster. 60 years ago in 1957, the series came into being, and it has since become a legend of the brand watch. At the time, Omega released three timepieces in the same year: the Omega Seamaster 300, the Omega Ironmaster and the Omega Speedmaster, each of which became a buzzword at the time.
In 2017, Omega launched these three legendary funds in the form of re-engraving at the BASELWORLD watch exhibition at this monumental moment. In my impression, in recreating the demeanor of the old timepiece, the watch must add more and more new watch functions to achieve the perfect integration of time-honored classics and the new generation of advancing with the times. However, it is worth mentioning that these three watches have no new features after re-engraving, but rather retain the original appearance and restore the essence of the timepiece. From the ‘broad arrow’ pointer to The full shell design, from the ‘tropical’ dial to the sincere watch case and strap giveaways, show the superb 60 years of brilliant achievements. The exquisite and full-fledged Super Three Musketeers are a good choice for both collection and wearing. Limited to 557 sets worldwide, it is also one of the better funds. Based on tablemates’love for Omega Speedmasters, in the near future, Omega has also launched an event to pay tribute to the loyal fans of Speedmaster watches. Favorite tablemates can poke in to see: omega / 42911.html
Summary: The new Basel Watch & Jewellery Fair brought us a feast of watches and clocks. I thought that the current watch exhibition flowed slowly like a stream, but I didn’t expect that these thin streams competed into a choppy river, whistling and rushing to give us unexpected dry goods, which made us addicted to it and deeply poisoned. What watches do you watch at the Basel Watch & Jewellery Fair this year? Write in the comments and discuss it together!