The vintage styling assures that the Flyback will always look just as elegant as it does today, and the La Joux-Perret movement is built to last for more than a lifetime; $18,000, Baume-et-Mercier.com.
Sure, it’s a little late for Valentine’s Day, but that shouldn’t stop you from treating the woman in your life to this lovely Saint-Valentin Chronograph from Blancpain. This gorgeous piece sparkles with 2.95 carats of precious stones including an array of diamonds and rubies. We also love that the sapphire crystal case back allows you to see the beautiful intricacy of the movement. Get one if you still can — the series is limited to 14 pieces; Blancpain.com.
The world’s greatest watch and timepiece fair takes place this month. So what are those in-the-know looking out for? Here are a couple of releases we’ve got our eyes on:
British watch brand Bremont created their C-17 Globemaster timepiece as a military commission. Now we civilian types can get in on the fun with the World Timer ALT1-WT, which includes many of the same features.
We love the Art Nouveau instincts of the Fée Céleste, part of Mira’s first collection of women’s timepieces. This piece features a swan on a mother-of-pearl and black aventurine lake — and a total of 166 diamonds.
BaselWorld 2012 will see a few firsts, among them the highly-anticipated HYT H1 from Hydro Mechanical Horologists, which includes both a mechanical and an intriguing fluid dynamic time indication that is revolutionary and trendsetting.