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Baselworld 2018: Jaquet Droz, Nomos, Bell & Ross, Messika, and Glasshütte

By Pearl Fontaine

March 28, 2018

Baselworld 2018 has come to an end, and we’ve been left to dream of all the magnificent watches and jewelry we saw. Below, we’ve included some of our favorites.

Jaquet Droz debuted its new timepiece Grand Seconde Skelet-One, a reinvention of one of the brand’s icons. Not only does the model mark the celebration of Jaquet Droz’s 280th anniversary, but it is also a turning point for the brand stylistically. The watch marks a first for the brand to feature a sapphire dial with a completely translucent skeletal composition.

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Nomos revealed the Tetra Petit Fours, a stunning design with a sophisticated slate gray band that is available in four colors—Tetra Matcha, Grenadine, Azure, and Pearl. The square-cased watch features two options: in the Tetra Matcha and Tetra Azure—a transparent, crystal glass back; and in the Tetra Grenadine and Tetra Pearl—a stainless steel back with space for engraving.

The “BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire” collection was the shining jewel of Bell & Ross’s new offerings. The completely transparent watch (a first for the brand) features a futuristic square face and is available with black, blue, or gold details. Other pieces presented this year included the “R.S. 18” collection, the “BRS Diamond” collection, the “Diver” collection, and the Racing Bird piece.

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Messika revealed shimmering diamonds fit for a fairytale with a few striking collections: “The Little Mermaid,” “The Snow Queen,” “The Bright Falcon,” and “The Arabian Nights.” Each collection features a selection of earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets inspired by designer Valérie Messika’s love for the heroines from her favorite childhood stories.

Glasshütte brought us several new collections that are sure to become classics for the bold, yet understated, gentleman. The return of the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date is marked with an elegant black and white design that features a clear white dial with a black band and detailing. We also saw the return of the “Sixties” collection in an eye-catching emerald green.

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