Basalworld 2017

Exclusive and trailblazing, the latest trends and most brilliant innovations from the watch and jewellery industry are brought together every year in Baselworld and this year celebrates the 100th edition of this unique show.

Baselworld 2017 once again captured the hearts and minds of professionals and consumers alike and here are some of the products that caught our eye…

Strong racing pedigree…

Omega had a strong showing this year with an amazing range of limited edition and commercial pieces such as the Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer collection. This collection focuses on the Speedmaster’s racing heritage, even though the watch is best known for being to the moon it was originally made for the race track. Initially Omega are offering 4 models, 3 in stainless steel with ceramic bezels and brushed Liquid metal tachymeter scales, and one in Sedna gold, with a Ceragold tachymeter scale. I must say the Sedna gold version has us all chattering at Whittles Jewellers.

The watch that conquered the deep…

Rolex has introduced the latest generation of its Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, a legend among professional divers’ watches at the Baselword 2017 show. With 14 patents, including the exclusive Chronergy escapement. The new Sea-Dweller features a larger, 43 mm case and the new calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology and employed for the first time in a Rolex Professional category watch. To enhance the reading of the date, it is equipped, also for the first time, with a Cyclops lens on the crystal at 3 o’clock. The dial bears the name Sea-Dweller in red, a reference to the first model. We just love it!

Rolex have also added to their popular Cosmograph Daytona, adding new versions in three variations: 18-carat yellow, white or Everose gold. A new Oysterflex strap has been matched with precious metal pieces, and the watches feature a monobloc Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic for a luxurious sporty feel… another Whittles favourite!

The Diamonds are a man’s best friend…

New for 2017 the TagHeuer Carrera Heuer-02t Diamond collection. here are two new models in the range, the first with diamonds on the bezel, and the second that takes things even further, with diamonds on the lugs and bracelet. A watch to help you stand out from the crowd!

Both watches are based around the Carrera tourbillon with a 45mm titanium case and 12 mudular components. The bezel is made from white gold and set with 68 diamonds.

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