The World's largest watch trade-show BaselWorld came to a close again. As reported
despite world-wide financial turbulences and economic down-turn in some parts of the world, the BaselWorld 2008 broke again its visitor record. 106,800 visitors descended onto Basel to see the newest watches and jewelry.
We reported about tons of new wristwatches over the last weeks and by far have not covered all of the new releases - It is an impossible task.
The heritage of Wrist Dreams lies in reporting about watches that feature unique technology or electronics. Over the years I expanded the coverage to luxury watches as well.
The technology aspect is still very strong. I am not that much interested in reporting about diamond studded or traditional styled timepieces. This year I saw a stronger trend towards very technical and futuristic styled watches, which I like very much. The color black is part of the new trend as it underlines the technical and sometimes minimalist look. Below I feature Wrist Dreams highlights from the BaselWorld 2008.
Tag Heuer again demonstrated its advanced technical skills with a new Tag Heuer Grand CARRERA Calibre 36 RS Caliper Concept Chronograph
(photo). It is the world's first automatic chronograph with 1/10th of a second Caliper Rotating Scale.
The Zenith Defy Xtreme Tourbillon ZERO-G El Primero
is a mean looking master piece that actually defies gravity. ZENITH has devised a Zero-G (zero gravity) system. The gyroscope cage Tourbillon comprises an escapement mounted on cardan joints rather like marine chronometers.
The black RSW Outland
features a square face that has big screws to attach the band, could be straight out of a sci-fi movie.
The Hamilton Code Breaker
pays tribute to Sci-fi fans.
The Hublot Big Bang Aero Bang
mixes tradition with technology and black, which results in a very strong wristwatch.
The Bell & Ross BR GRAND MINUTEUR
has a mechanical movement with manual winding and stunning looks.
Last but not least, SEIKO designed the Spring Drive Spacewalk
, which will be worn by Richard Garriott when he will be the first private individual to do a spacewalk from the ISS.
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