At this year’s Baselworld, ‘The Big Dance’ of all watch fairs, a select few novelties stood out as favorites. But rather than one trend dominating, the belles of the ball represented a wide variety of styles. So whether you prefer large sports watches, diminutive ladies timepieces, or cutting- edge tourbillons, you will soon find one of these exciting new watches at a Westime boutique in Southern California.
Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 8
Harry Winston continues to explore all of the possibilities of the tourbillon movement with its eighth exceptional HDT model. Histoire de Tourbillon 8, limited to ten pieces in red and ten pieces in anthracite, is imposing in its 51mm 18k white gold case, yet comfortable, thanks to its curving lugs and use of lightweight movement materials. The left side of the dial bears two mirroring large tourbillons, while the right side features two cones for visual balance. A power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock serves as a focal point.
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton
The world’s thinnest tourbillon watch reveals everything this year, as Bulgari presents the famous manual-winding flying tourbillon movement without the visual interference of a dial. The ultra-thin and entirely openworked piece consists of 253 parts, powering the minute and hour hands. The award- winning watch is also housed in a 40mm platinum case.
Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante
Breitling adds to its in-house manufactured movements this year with the unveiling of its first automatic split-seconds chronograph B03 caliber—debuting in the famous Breitling Navitimer series watches UK. The 45mm steel timepiece features a bronze- colored dial, rotating bezel with circular slide rule, Breitling’s B-Anchor logo divided to sit atop both the chronograph and split-seconds hands, and a pusher at 3 o’clock.