Baselworld 2018 Day 2: Clean, Cool And Colourful

Watches & Jewellery

March 25, 2018 | BY Charlene Co

We follow Hong Kong Tatler's watch and jewellery editor as she makes her rounds to discover what's new and notable at Baselworld 2018

Chopard Happy Palm
Why we love it:

As Chopard announced that by July 2018, 100-percent of its jewellery will be made using Fairmined gold—or gold that has been certified to have been sourced ethically and responsibly—the brand introduced here at Baselworld the first watch to be made with this very precious metal. Called the Happy Palm watch, a play on the brand’s signature Happy Hearts collection, it has a gold palm seen on the Cannes Festival’s Palme d'Or award with five moving diamonds. This piece was also created to coincide with the Happy Sport collection’s 25th anniversary this year.

Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama
Why we love it:

Are you a child of the Sixties, or maybe a fan of the era’s funky style? You can look to Glashütte Original’s Sixties collection, a line whose aesthetics are dedicated to the fashion of the decade. At Baselworld, the brand presented this new Sixties model that comes with a retro-cool green dial with a dégradé effect, where the colour gets more saturated towards its peripheral. Of course, we see on this piece the line’s signature features: domed sapphire crystal, curved hands and quirky Arabic numerals. If you like what you see, do not delay on that order as this watch will be available only this year.


Graff MasterGraff Métiers d'Art
Why we love it: 

At Graff, we turn our attention to its Master Graff Métiers d'Art line, who this year looked to the East for inspiration. A 43mm dial turns canvas, where master artisans apply grand feu and champlevé’ enamelling techniques on the gold dial to create a lifelike dragon relief. Each of these artistic dials—there are three versions of the dragon—take more than 40 hours to create. Beside this stunning artistry is a majestic flying tourbillon.

Hublot Big Bang MP-11
Why we love it: 

Ah, Hublot and its high-tech materials. This year, using 3D carbon, we see the alchemist watchmaker create an astounding timepiece called the Big Bang MP-11, signalling yet another chapter in the brand’s “Art of Fusion” programme. In this hefty yet ultra-light piece, carbon is reinforced with three-dimensional fibre woven resin, and then moulded into a race engine-inspired case. It also features 7 series-coupled barrels lined horizontally which not only ensure an impressive two years of power reserve, but likewise provide a rather spectacular aesthetic.

Patek Phillipe Ref. 5738R-001 Golden Ellipse
Why we love it:

Now this, ladies and gentlemen, is pure class. After the Calatrava, which first hit the market in 1932, the Golden Ellipse is the second oldest watch in the Patek Philippe collection that debuted 50 years ago. Matched with a rose gold case, the Ref. 5738R-001 comes with an ebony black sunburst dial featuring applied hour markers and delicate cheveu hands. Arguably the ultimate dress watch, its crown is set with a black onyx cabochon and fitted with a hand-stitched shiny black alligator strap with square scales. You can also opt to get this handsome timepiece with its matching cuff links.

Tag Heuer Monaco Bamford
Why we love it:

In partnership with the Bamford Watch Department, a company well known for its highly exclusive, customised watches, Tag Heuer, has created a special edition of its iconic Monaco watch. The Tag Heuer Monaco Bamford watch comes with a solid carbon case, entirely black dial and aqua blue chronograph counters. Said to be the boldest the Monaco has ever gone, followers of the Monaco must definitely add this edition in their collection.

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