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Highlights from this year’s Baselworld.

If there were such a thing as a holiday in the watch-making world, baselworld would be considered the highest of high holidays. Each spring, the watch- and jewelry-making industries converge in switzerland for a weeklong fête of the latest and greatest in timepieces and jewelry. The gathering offers everything-exhibitions, parties and even a Baselworld Village. Aficionados can pick the brains of CEOs and owners of the brands in person; and with 122,000 visitors from 100 countries mingling with 1,460 exhibitors from 40 countries, there’s a lot of knowledge to be passed around. This is where the finest watches for the year are unveiled-showing off new innovations in design, stunning complications, trend-setting materials and limited editions. “Baselworld brings together watch enthusiasts, collectors and jewelers partners from all over the world,” says Thierry Prissert, Breitling USA President, stressing the importance of the international gathering. “For companies like Breitling, it is a special time for us to unveil our newest and most unique time-pieces to an audience that is eager and excited to see them.”

dive in with CARTIER

Launched in 2010, the Calibre de Cartier was the embodiment of the Maison’s style.

In 2014, Cartier takes this watch to new de pths-300 meters, to be exact. The Calibre de Cartier Diver rises to the challenge of combining the needs of divers and maintaining the design elements that make the watch part of the Caliber de Cartier family.

For the diver, this piece is definitely an example of function engaging with form. It meets all the criteria for a diver’s watch as laid down by the international standard, allowing it to carry the “Divers watch 300 m” engraving. Water-resistant

to 300 meters, it features a unidirectional bezel and hands and dive-time indicator in superluminova. All that, combined with the same everyday comfort, finishes and details expected of the Calibre de Cartier. Available in all-steel or pink gold (pictured) with a black rubber strap. Price upon request.

EPOS Part of Epos’ OEuvre d’Art collection, the Reference 3419-featuring a semi-skeletonized Unitas 6498 calibre-can be used as a wristwatch or pocketwatch. It can also conceal its face entirely, showcasing its graceful movement instead. Price upon request.

LOUIS ERARD The Excellence Regulator Power Reserve beautifully expresses the brand’s exclusive complication: central minute hand, hour subdial at 12 o’clock, seconds at 6 o’clock and power reserve at 9 o’clock. Price upon request.

BREITLING The brand’s Navitimer 01 46mm is a grand take on the Navitimer-its larger, 46mm case makes a statement. The red gold with black dial is a limited edition of 200 pieces. Price upon request.

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