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Basel 2012 - New U-Boat U42 Limited Editions

2012 March 16

U-Boat announces two new U-42 53mm titanium models - the U-42 GMT and the U-42 Bronze and Black.

Pre-Basel 2012 - New Rado Hyperchrome Watches

2012 February 23

Baselworld 2012 is approaching, and we have more news from Rado about a new series of ceramic watches for men and women called the Hyperchrome.

New Hamilton Thin-o-Matic In Store

2011 June 06

As I’ve mentioned in the blog before, we are seeing a return to classic and simple designs in the luxury watch industry after years of huge and bold sporty watches... A perfect example of this trend is the new Hamilton Thin-o-Matic, an updated re-edition of a classic dress watch from Hamilton’s golden age.

The Story of U-Boat Watches From Matt Baily to Baselworld 2010

2010 July 09

From 2005 to 2010, Matt Baily has been a proud authorized retailer of U-Boat watches. During that time the we witnessed the company re-invent itself and their products get better and better. Whether you are a fans of large, luxury watches or not, there is no escaping the intrigue of Italo Fontana's designs. This Baily Blog entry recapitulates U-Boat's past five years as seen from within the Matt Baily boutique.

BASEL 2009 - New Divers From Hamilton

2009 April 01

Here's a sneak peak from Hamilton at Basel. New diver models keeping with the very popular Below Zero line. Although we don't have model numbers or even names of these new pieces, pictures are worth a 1000 meter words. Enjoy!

BASEL 2009 - Bell & Ross Instrument BR01 Airborne

2009 March 31

The case, in glass bead blasted steel with black 'carbon powder coating', measures 46mm. It has a sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 100 meters.

CORUM: Ti-Bridge - A contemporary line for a new era

2009 March 27

CORUM raises the curtain on its classically elegant and resolutely contemporary Ti-Bridge model. This powerful and technical watch houses CORUM's second mechanical movement, the new Caliber CO 007.

Sneak Peak Pre Basel: New Bell & Ross Instrument BR 01-93 24H GMT

2009 March 27

The new INSTRUMENT BR 01-93 24H GMT is designed specifically for the long-haul traveler. Its GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) function displays the time at two different points on the globe simultaneously.

Sneak Peak Pre Basel: New Corum Golden Bridge Titanium

2009 March 24

Movement is the hand-wound Corum caliber CO113 with 19 jewels, beating at 28,800 bph and with a power reserve of 40 hours. It features a variable inertia balance adjustable by screws and hand-engraved plates and bridge done in 18kt rose gold.

Sneak Peak Pre Basel: New Alpina Extreme Tourbillon Regulator Manufacture

2009 March 24

Here is another from the pre Basel information we're getting in. Alpina Extreme Tourbillon Regulator Manufacture. Limited to 18 pieces worldwide.

Sneak Peak Pre Basel: New Hamilton Khaki Base Collection

2009 March 20

Here is a new model in the Khaki Collection. The case, in titanium PVD black or PVD bronze, measures 50mm. The crystal is sapphire and it is water resistant to 100 meters.

Sneak Peak Pre Basel: New Bell & Ross BR Heritage

2009 March 20

Vintage and modern mix is the latest and greatest from Bell & Ross. The new BR Heritage, each timepiece features a black dial, with numbers, index marks and hands covered with a sand-colored photo luminescent coating. The crystals are anti-reflective sapphire and water-resistant (down to 100m). The bracelets are printed natural leather of heavy-duty synthetic.

The Watch World is Preparing for BaselWorld

2009 February 18

The anticipation for BaselWorld is starting to mount. Companies are now offering some sneak peaks at what they will unveil in April at the largest luxury watch and jewelry trade show in the world.

New Corum Models Leap Second 48

2008 April 18

Launched at Basel 2008, Corum comes up with some new models in Admirals Cup line. New models include: * Admirals Cup Challenge 44 Split Seconds * Admirals Cup Competition 40 * Romvlvs Chronograph * Romvlvs Big Date

The Final Word from Basel

2008 April 11

The Baselworld fair has come to an end. Hundreds of thousands of industry experts and watch enthusiasts have witnessed one of the world's most revered trade shows. Upon his return, Matt was very excited over all the new Bell & Ross pieces, and in awe of the new Concord C1 tourbillon. The new direction that Alpina is taking with their manufacture movement came up more then once. Matt was also impressed by several new jewelry collections that have been released by Calgaro and Pianegonda, which I will write about in my next blog.

Concord Shows Skills With C1 Tourbillon

2008 April 06

At Baselworld, Matt Baily also got a chance to witness the brand new Concord C1 Tourbillon. It has the typical C1 case design, but extraordinary positioning of the tourbillon cage, vertically, on the side of the case. These pictures surely do not do this mechanical masterpiece justice, but more information and better images will be available during the week.

First look at new Bell and Ross Models

2008 April 06

Matt Baily, with his astonishing photographic skills, was able to email us a first look at some of the new limited pieces that Bell & Ross will be offering. Several new versions, of the tourbillon will also be available using 18K gold.

Matt Baily Baselworld Day 1 Report - Alpina and Graham Shine

2008 April 04

At the end of Day One of The Fair, Matt throws around a few names including Graham, Alpina products, and Bell & Ross.

New Bell and Ross BR 03 Type Aviation for French Air Force

2008 April 03

The new models are trickling in from the Basel fair. The first Bell & Ross BR03 Type Aviation analog digital watch will be available sometime in the coming months. Made for the French Air Force this beauty looks like it has a rotating bezel and very funky hands.

Mr Roboto: Azimuths Hallmark Creation from the Mecha-1 BMF Collection

2008 April 03

The Revival of the Tin Robot Generation. Fans of the vintage tin robot era can now embrace their fantasy of robotic warrior literally and get their first chance to see Azimuth's Mr Roboto, prototype watch of the World's First tin robot concept of the 1950s.

Azimuth is launching their new models at the Basel Fair

2008 April 03

Azimuth watches is launching their new models at the Basel Fair. The latest of the Bombardier series will be the Azimuth Bombardier V 48mm and limited to 500 pieces. There will also be PVD versions of the Azimuth Gauge Mecha and Azimuth Chrono Gauge Mecha as well. This is an exciting time, when all the latest creations get announced, we will keep you posted as the information arrives.

Bell and Ross Pre-Basel Unveiling Unveiled

2008 March 29

Bell & Ross has released details on their newest Instrument and it has been reported on Timezone. There will be two models shown at Baselworld in the new rectangular shape. One will be the tourbillon Minuteur in rose gold, and the other will be a titanium model that will feature the ultra-hard diamond like coating (DLC). I have even heard reports from a customer that spotted the actual watch in Paris on the a shop-owner's wrist. The watch looks so good he called us upon returning to Montreal to ask about it.

Bell and Ross Up to Their Usual Pre-Basel Antics

2008 March 28

As they did last year with the release of the BR-01 Tourbillon, Bell & Ross is slowly unveiling the newest of their highly complicated pieces. They are doing so on the official BR site with a puzzle-like picture that is getting closer to completion as we near the beginning of Baselworld 2008 where the watch will be officially unveiled.

New Alpina models will be launched at Basel

2008 March 28

We're receiving some teasers from Alpina Watches about the whole new direction the company is taking, that is sure to make an impact.

Matt Baily Covers Baselworld: Exclusive, New, Luxury Watches and Jewelry

2008 March 27

Baselworld is renowned as the place where all of our favorite companies unveil new pieces and collections. For this reason, it is the most important exhibition of luxury watches, and jewelry in the world. Over one-hundred thousand buyers, and aficionados flock to this quaint, historical city every year. Amongst the hoards of luxury enthusiasts attending the show, you can count on Matt Baily being there.