Matt Baily Baselworld Day 1 Report - Alpina and Graham Shine ¶
At the end of Day One of The Fair, Matt throws around a few names including Graham, Alpina products, and Bell & Ross.
The new Graham models really struck Matt as extraordinary timepieces. Models like the Oversize Chronofighter Diver and GMT, and the Swordfish Grillo that have been released over the course of this past year are good indications of what to expect from Graham. New, exclusive calibers are also on the way for these magnificent watches, as a collaboration with a respected, Swiss independent movement manufacturer will strengthen.
At the Alpina booth, Matt was shown the new Avalanche Extreme Regulator. It has a diameter of 46mm, with a brand new dial. The most amazing part of this watch, however, is found inside the case. The Regulator runs on a manufacture movement made by Alpina from the ground up, raising the company to a plateau of prestige with few other century-old Swiss manufactures. The caliber AL-950 movement will be automatic winding, with 25 jewels, and commemorates the company's 125th anniversary. More new models have also been released, and pictures will be available soon.
Finaly, Bell & Ross promises to dazzle with an array of new models that Matt Baily will report on after his official meeting with the company.