In the centuries-old Swiss watch world, being a young brand means rising up above the challenges and producing innovative watches time and again. BRM a 12-year-old brand does exactly that. Named for founder Bernard Richards (Manufacture), BRM has been producing top-notch watches made in France since 2003. Clearly setting the brand apart from most others is its intense alliance with the high-tech automotive world. This relationship has led BRM to create ultra-precise, ultra-modern timepieces that are regularly on the cutting edge. This year, at BaselWorld 2015, the brand continues to surprise and delight with its Nano-technology and incredibly high standards.
BRM V6-44-SA Gulf
Further underscoring its unique relationship with Gulf, BRM releases two new Gulf watches. The model V6-44-SA Gulf is crafted in stainless steel with black PVD case and steel lugs. The black dialed watch features the famed blue and orange Gulf logo on the dial inside a center vertical stripe of light blue. Orange hands and 3D spark-plug motif at 2:00, 6:00 and 10:00 make this watch a powerful automotive statement. The watch houses an automatic movement, based on the ETA Valjoux 2824, modified in house. The black strap is accented with blue and orange cross-stitching. Like a racecar, one must move fast if you like it, as it is built in a limited edition of just 100 pieces. $5,750.
BRM Gulf Model V6-44-SA-Gulf-SQ
The Gulf Model V6-44-SA-Gulf-SQ is also crafted in a stainless steel case with black PVD and powered by the ETA automatic movement, based on ETA Valjoux 2824 modified in house. This watch, however, is a superb skeletonized piece that features the Gulf liveries design motif placed neatly under the 12:00 numeral. The skeletonized movement features pale blue accents. The spark plug coils are also pale blue and the inner rings of the open-hole leather strap are also pale blue. Orange stitching on the strap and orange hands make this piece a cohesive and enticing package. The watch is created in a limited edition of just 100 pieces. $7,150.
Also this year, BRM unveils an all-new Rewinder line of watch winders. The multiple-watch winder is made in house and is built using a single block of aluminum, powered by a 4-cylinder engine. The piece is a stunning rendition of aluminum, leather and high-tech accents that winds four watches at a time and totally replicates an automotive engine. It is black and bright red in true racing motif. $11,550.
For more information:
www.brm-manufacture.com | 214.235.9127
Since its inception more than 125 years ago, Carl F. Bucherer has regularly demonstrated technical prowess and visionary watchmaking. Based in Lucerne, Switzerland, this brand has catered to women and men alike—always on the cutting edge of design and technology, with timepieces ranging from sporty functional to classically elegant, sophisticated and complex.
Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition
Carl F. Bucherer is no stranger to complicated timepieces. The brand’s elegant Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition deftly demonstrates that. Created in 18-karat rose gold, with a harmoniously balanced dial, the Manero Tourbillon houses the CFB T1001 mechanical hand-wound movement. The dial aperture at 6:00 reveals the mesmerizing tourbillon escapement—the device that compensates for errors in timekeeping due to the effects of gravity when the watch is in certain positions on the wrist. At 12:00 on the dial sits a 24-hour indicator, and an arc at 9:00 indicates the power reserve (70 hours). The 41.80mm case features a sapphire crystal and caseback (both anti- reflective) and is water resistant to 30 meters. The watch is finished with a Louisiana alligator hand-stitched strap. Just 188 pieces will be made. $98,800.
Patravi TravelTec FourX
The Patravi TravelTec FourX is a watch to be reckoned with thanks to its multiple functions and high-tech materials. The chronograph watch offers three time zone indications, in addition to hours, minutes and seconds, and is created using four different materials. Crafted in 18-karat rose gold, the 46.6mm watch further incorporates titanium, ceramic and rubber for full-fledged luxury workhorse. This timepiece is powered by the CFB 1901.1 automatic caliber that offers 42 hours of power reserve. A COSC-certified chronometer, the watch features a ceramic bezel, skeletonized dial rubber pushers and screw-down crown and a titanium monopusher. The sapphire crystal features an anti-reflective coating on both sides and the watch is water resistant to 50 meters. $52,900.
Patravi ScubaTec Rose Gold
Carl F. Bucherer delighted watch lovers and dive enthusiasts last year when it unveiled the now highly coveted Patravi ScubaTec watch. It was the brand’s first professional dive watch. Now, Carl F. Bucherer comes full circle, unveiling the sporty water watch in a dynamic 18-karat rose gold version. The 44.6 mm case features a unidirectional rotating bezel with a ceramic insert that indicates the first 15 minutes of dive time in a bright blue that has been specially developed for the brand. The watch is water resistant to an incredible 500 meters thanks to an automatic helium escape valve. It further features luminous hands and markers, a screw-down crown and sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The COSC-certified chronometer houses the automatic CFB 1950.1 caliber and the caseback is engraved with swimming manta rays. Approximately $33,900.
For more information:
www.carl-f-bucherer.com | 800.395.4306
For those who know watches, one can hardly think of the Admiral’s Cup watch with famed pennant dial, the ingot or gold coin watch, or the renowned bubble without immediately recognizing the brand to be Corum. Founded in 1955 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the brand has always had a visionary presence. Rene Banwart, founder, was fast to recognize the brilliance of watchmaker Vincent Calabrese, and brought him on board for the now-famed Golden Bridge watch. Over the decades, Corum has regularly lit the path of creative watchmaking.
Limited Edition Bubble
It was in 2000 that Corum first introduced the oversized watch with curved half-globe style crystal that became known as the Bubble. It was the
must-have timepiece of the new millennium, and has since become an icon in watch history. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of that watch, Corum
unveils a limited edition Bubble. The 47mm automatic watch is being crafted in black PVD stainless steel with SuperLuminova hands and markers, a minute circle printed on the flange and sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. Water resistant to 100 meters, just 350 pieces of the Limited Edition Bubble will be produced. The Bubble has a bi-material strap, with leather on top and rubber on the back. $3,950.
Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Double Tourbillon
This year, Corum has developed an all-new movement for the Admiral’s Cup and housed it in the form of the AC-One 45 Double Tourbillon. The hand-wound Caliber CO 1008 is equipped with two parallel-mounted tourbillon escapement, a retrograde date and all-new time-adjustment
system wherein the wearer simply presses the crown to bring the minutes hand to 12:00 in order to set the exact time. Water resistant to 300 meters, the manual-wind watch is being built in 18-karat rose gold or grade 5 titanium. $96,500.
Admirals’ Cup Legend 42 Flying Tourbillon
In honor of the brand’s 60th anniversary this year, Corum brings haute horlogerie complexity to a classic and beloved collection, the Admiral’s Cup. Renowned for its famed yacht racing pennants on the dial, the Admiral’s Cup collection of watches has achieved legendary status. Now the new Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Flying Tourbillon brings the line to new heights thanks to a tourbillon carriage mounted on enlarged ceramic ball bearings for ultimate resilience and durability. The 12-sided bezel of the watch and the 12 nautical pennants recall the active, water-bound role of this timepiece. It is powered by the CO O16 automatic movement offering hours, minutes, and an alluring retrograde date indication—all in addition to the flying tourbillon. The watch yields 72 hours of power reserve and features a micro-rotor with the Corum key logo applied on it. Crafted in 18-karat 5N red gold, the 42mm watch is further equipped with sapphire crystal and caseback with anti-reflective treatment, and is water resistant to 50 meters. $68,000.
For more information:
www.corum.ch | 954-279-1220
Cuervo y Sobrinos is a brand with a rich and interesting history. Founded in Havana in 1882, the brand is synonymous with adventure, luxury and technical watchmaking prowess. Re-established in the late 1990’s, after the owners discovered a treasure trove of archives and watch movements in the abandoned store’s vault, Cuervo y Sobrinos has become a great blend of Cuban heritage and Swiss expression.
Historiador Cronógrafo Landeron Limited Edition
A beautiful expression of classic elegance and vintage fine, the Historiador Cronografo Landeron Limited Edition watch (Ref. 3148.9B) is a truly special timepiece. The 18-karat rose gold watch houses an original vintage movement from Cuervo y Sobrinos. The CyS 4008 vintage Landeron 248 caliber was first built circa 1950. It is part of a great find of vintage pieces. The exclusive hand-wound chronograph movement offers 38 hours of power reserve and, in addition to displaying the hours, minutes and small seconds, it offers a 45-minute chronograph counter and central seconds hand. Additionally, there is an alluring and useful tachymeter on the dial. The 41mm watch features a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The vintage design is finished with an elegant white dial and a Louisiana alligator strap. Approximate retail: $23,500.
Torpedo Crono limited edition
Blending sporty chic with high-tech vision, Cuervo y Sobrinos unveils the Torpedo Chronograph (Ref. 3045. 1GLE) sold in a special carbon fiber humidor box. The chronograph watch houses the CyS 7100 movement – built on a Dubois Depraz 4500/ ETA 2892-A2 caliber. The automatic chronograph offers big date, power reserve 40 hours, chronograph functions (including 60 seconds counter in the center, 30 minutes counter at 9:00, 12-hour counter at 6:00). Making the watch even more special is the fact that it features both a pulsimeter (for measuring heartbeat) and tachymeter (for measuring speed) scale on bezel. Crafted in stainless steel, the case measures 43mm in diameter and is fitted with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. The Torpedo Chronograph is water resistant to 5 ATM. Approximate retail: $6,100.
Sometimes a watch doesn’t need to have a lot of bells and whistles to call attention to it. The Prominente collection of timepieces is a perfect example of sophisticated allure. This watch houses the CyS 5101 movement on ETA 2892-A2 base. It is an automatic movement with 42 hours of power reserve. It offers hours, minutes, seconds and date indication. The watch is crafted in stainless steel and the movement is visible via a transparent sapphire caseback. Water resistant to 3 ATM, this watch features a cream-colored dial with a classic stripes finish. It is inspired by a unique design created by the brand in the 1940’s. Approximate retail: $3,200.
For more information:
www.cuervoysobrinos.com | 214.704.3000
A British brand with roots dating back to the 17th century, Graham has today reinvented itself to be Swiss made with British inspiration. The brand traces its origins back to the famed London clock maker George Graham, considered the father of modern watchmaking who invented a host of
important systems (including a dead-beat and cylinder escapement) that led to the making of smaller watches. The brand was revived 20 years ago in 1995, and today Graham SA regularly releases creative masterpieces that further explore the brand’s past with a visionary look to tomorrow.
Chronofighter Oversize Superlight Carbon
One look at this watch, and sports enthusiasts are hooked. Not only does the Graham Chronofighter Oversize Superlight Carbon chronograph have an immediately identifiable, powerful presence on the wrist, but also it is one high-functioning watch. Housing the G1747 automatic chronograph caliber, the watch offers chronograph, date, hours, minutes and seconds – complete with an incabloc shock absorber. The 47mm black carbon nanotube composite case is ultra lightweight and super comfortable. The black carbon pushers and bezel perfectly showcase the black carbon dial with bright yellow accents for the tachymeters scale and chronograph hands. The 100-meter water-resistant watch is finished with an integrated yellow rubber strap with Clous de Paris motif. $11,550.
Geo. Graham Tourbillon
In its aptly named Geo.Graham Collection of extremely thin watches with micro rotors and classic design, Graham this year unveils the Geo. Graham Tourbillon. Built in a limited edition of 100 pieces, this tourbillon pays homage to the legacy of George Graham, who entered the Royal Society in 1721 thanks to his watchmaking and scientific expertise. Working with Le Cercle des Horlogers in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Graham has developed the new 60-second tourbillon with micro rotor. It is also an ultra-thin piece, measuring just 9.85 mm thick. The watch is crafted in 18-karat pink gold and features tourbillon escapement visible on the dial at 6:00. Also visible via a sapphire caseback – and creating dramatic appeal – is the off-centered oscillating weight. The watch is a superb blend of craftsmanship, innovation and classic elegance. $80,420.
Graham Silverstone RS Endurance LA Kings®
Underscoring its strong relationship with the Los Angeles Kings® hockey team, Graham unveils an incredible new line with elements made from the Stanley Cup-winning hockey pucks. Indeed, in 2014, the LA Kings® became the 2014 Stanley Cup™ champions in the NHL Championship games – for the second time in three years. As such, Graham made a special watch just for the players. Now, it brings the concept to production for avid hockey fans. The Silverstone RS Endurance LA Kings® watch contains a slice of the game puck used in Game 5 on June 13, 2014. The watch is the result of a joint creative venture to showcase the win. The timepiece features a black PVD case with a black ceramic bezel and solid 18-karat white gold chapter ring under the bezel. At 3:00 on the dial the inscriptions 2014 is engraved and a piece of the hockey puck is set into the watch dial at 9:00 (instead of the sub-seconds counter). The slice of technically engineered and cut puck is captioned with: “2014 final winning game 5 used puck.” The 46mm watch houses the Caliber G1735 automatic self-winding chronograph with tachymeter scale. Only 25 pieces of this watch are being made (with 1 reserved for the Graham private collection). $13,400.
For more information:
www.graham1695.com | 213.622.1716
Long known for its outstanding creativity and vision in the world of haute horlogerie, Ulysse Nardin excels when it comes to building technically advanced instruments of function and beauty. After all, this brand has brought some of the most famed automatons and minute repeaters to the forefront in the watch world, and has unveiled some of the most renowned tourbillon carousel watches on the market. Now, for BaselWorld 2015 – the world’s largest and most important exhibition of watches and jewelry – Ulysse Nardin releases several key timepieces that continue the brand’s legacy.
This year marks the Chinese Year of the Goat, and Ulysse Nardin honors that year with beauty and grace in the new Classico Goat watch. The
alluring rendition of a family of goats depicted on the dial is done in rare champlevé enamel, wherein the gold of the dial is carved into form, and then filled with enamel and fired. The process is long and time-consuming but the result is a work of art. The Classico Goat houses the UN 815
mechanical movement that is visible via a sapphire caseback. The watch is a COSC-certified chronometer and is water resistant to 50 meters. Just 88 pieces will ever be made. $42,300.
Long known for its work with marine dive watches, Ulysse Nardin continues this tradition with the new 18-karat rose gold Marine Diver, powered by the self-winding caliber UN-26. The watch, with a power reserve of 42 hours, displays the date in addition to the hours, minutes and seconds. The dial is decorated with a wave-like motif that carries through to the bezel. The solid gold caseback is engraved with the image of a boat and the inscription: “Conquer the ocean.” The 44mm watch is water resistant to 300 meters thanks to a screw-locked crown and caseback, and features a unidirectional rotating bezel for diving. $31,700.
Hannibal Minute Repeater Jaquemarts
Continuing in its tradition of exceptional minute repeaters, Ulysse Nardin unveils the “Hannibal” Minute Repeater Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts. The watch is inspired by the great general Hannibal Barca. Considered one of the early world’s greatest military commanders, Hannibal was a true strategist – able to predict his enemies’ every move. In his quest to take Rome during the Second Punic War, Hannibal crossed the Pyrenees and Alps with soldiers and elephants, taking victory. The new watch depicts the journey, with moving Jaquemarts of carved 18-karat white gold depicting Hannibal on horseback, in fighting stance and with elephants and soldiers in tow. The UN-78 one-minute tourbillon movement with repeater function chimes the time with four different gongs, and a jaquemart moves with each hour, quarter-hour and minute chime segment. Just 30 pieces will be made. Price upon request.
For more information:
www.ulysse-nardin.com | 561.988.8600