Back from Basel watch fair...my top 3

contrary to the Geneva SIHH which is subdued the Basel watch fair has an immense hum and buzz with people running all over the place like the New York subway at rush hour! I spent a day and a half there so I can't say that I saw everything but amongst the 20 or so brands I actually did spend some time with here are my top 3 (in alpgabetical order)


Laurent Ferrier: Gallet Classique Tourbillon Double Spriral: a new kid on the block of the independent watchmakers. After 37 years spent at Patek he decided to leave and create his own watch, an extremely classical tourbillon (visible only on the back) with an absolutely amazing finish, having the particularily of using the a double Straumann hair spring

Back from Basel watch fair...my top 3

Back from Basel watch fair...my top 3


Patek Philippe:  Ref 5205 Annual Calendar, a new more design oriented step for PP, with a very contemporary dial and case design (the sides if the lugs are hollowed). Really nice!


Back from Basel watch fair...my top 3


Rebellion: T1000. No its nit just another design brand but an extremely cool watch with hours and minutes read via rotating cylinders, a balance inclined at 39° for a better visiual appearance and hold it there...a 41 day powere reserve, the movement is wound using a lever on the side of the case!! And the watch is very wearable in size. 

Back from Basel watch fair...my top 3

Re: Back from Basel watch fair...my top 3
03/22/2010 - 17:35
Very nice, very good taste as usual ! What is the size of the Laurent Ferrier ? All the best to my fellow loungers, Berny
41mm (nt)
03/22/2010 - 18:36
w
I'm with you on the LF watch....
03/22/2010 - 17:59

and I like this update on the Patek, but the last one leaves me cold. Did you see the McGonigle watch? Bill

no the McGonnigles weren't exhibiting (nt)
03/22/2010 - 18:37
e
Thanks for your report....
03/23/2010 - 15:02
Here's a cool pic of the Patek lugs.... credit to Yeo
Yikes!
03/24/2010 - 00:46
Seems like a place to catch dirt and difficult to clean.  Gotta be careful rubbin on the lotion
Good point....
03/24/2010 - 16:45
and all valid......
I love the LF... fantastically cool.nt
03/23/2010 - 22:56
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