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Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 42 Pan Am Edition
Courtesy of Breitling.
GMT Quadruple Tourbillon
Courtesy of Greubel Forsey.
Sixties timepiece
Courtesy of Glashutte.
Autavia timepiece
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Courtesy of Glashutte.
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Baselworld 2019: Tag Heuer, Greubel Forsey, Glashütte, and Breitling

By Pearl Fontaine

March 20, 2019

Tomorrow, top watchmakers from all over the world are gathering in Basel, Switzerland for the 2019 edition of Baselworld. Below, we’re giving you a preview of our favorite new releases presented by Tag Heuer, Greubel Forsey, Glashütte, and Breitling.

Tag Heuer’s iconic Autavia timepiece is making a comeback, offering technological and design updates on the original model from the 1960s. Inspired by the cockpit of an aircraft and the brand’s pilots’ watches from the mid-1900s, this 42 mm watch features a navy blue ceramic face with a bidirectional rotating bezel that displays hours, minutes, seconds, and the date. The piece is equipped with a brown leather strap, which can be traded for a stainless-steel bracelet. In addition, the new Autavia watch has the new cutting-edge carbon-composite hairspring, paired with a chronometer-certified Calibre 5 movement.

Perfect for the avid traveler, Greubel Forsey’s GMT Quadruple Tourbillon watch displays three time zones and a universal time function. Its bold three-dimensional appearance also features an outsized rotating globe and a semi-skeletal peek into its inner workings. And wherever you may travel, its stainless-steel case and black alligator strap will ensure that you arrive in style.

Glashütte is presenting two new additions to its “Sixties” line—a collection of retro-inspired watches that brings the best of the 1960s to today. While the Sixties Panorama Date model offers a 42 mm case, the original Sixties style measures in at a slightly more delicate 39 mm piece. Each model features a burnt orange lacquered dial (with a low-relief pattern produced using the original methods and tools from the 1960s), a stainless-steel case, and a brown Louisiana alligator leather strap.

Breitling highlighted three new collections this year—including a tribute to the P-40 Warhawk airplane and a celebratory collection for Bentley’s centenary anniversary—but our favorite would have to be the new addition to the “Navitimer 1 Airline Editions” collection. Designed for the iconic Pan American World Airways (which remained a dominating force in aviation years after the airline discontinued flying), the Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 Pan Am Edition features a red, white, and blue “Pan Am” theme, which complements its stainless-steel case and classic design. The timepiece also comes with the option of a brown leather strap, Breitling Air Racer bracelet, or a stainless-steel mesh bracelet.

Baselworld 2019BentleyBreitlingGlashütteGreubel ForseyPan American World AirwaysPearl FontaineTag Heuer

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