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Baselworld 2017: A new record-breaker is among the latest offerings by Glashutte Original, Bulgari, Rado, Breitling and Jaquet Droz

The timepieces that most caught our attention on Day 3 of the annual Swiss watch show.

01: GLASHUTTE ORIGINAL SENATOR CHRONOGRAPH PANORAMA DATE

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In-house chronograph movements are a big deal, so it makes sense that when Glashutte Original released the Calibre 37-01 in 2014, it was housed in platinum and red gold. But the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date of this year is far more accessible now with a steel case and sportier dial complete with blue lume.

 

02: BULGARI OCTO FINISSIMO AUTOMATIC

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Overtaking Piaget in the race for slimness is Bulgari’s latest record-breaker, the Octo Finissimo Automatic. With a movement just 2.23mm thick and case at 5.15mm, it is now the world’s thinnest automatic watch. The in-house Caliber BVL 138 consists of approximately 130 parts, most of them in titanium, and a rotor made from platinum.

 

03: BREITLING NAVITIMER RATTRAPANTE

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The rare split-seconds chronograph function finally makes its way into the Breitling family, which hasn’t seen one since the 1940s Duograph. Impressively, the new B03 movement is made in-house, is COSC-certified, operates at 4Hz and has a power reserve of 70 hours. Available in steel and 18k red gold, with the latter limited to 250 pieces.

 

04: JAQUET DROZ LOVING BUTTERFLY AUTOMATON

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Based on a historical design from one of Pierre Jaquet Droz’s legendary automata, the Loving Butterfly motif has been brought to life in the brand’s latest animated watch. 40 hand-engraved parts make up the cherub, butterfly and trees on a black dial (onyx for the red gold version, black mother-of- pearl for the white gold one), and the butterfly’s wings flutter 300 times over the course of two minutes.

 

05: RADO HYPERCHROME CAPTAIN COOK

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Refreshingly retro for Rado, the HyperChrome Captain Cook is inspired by a collection from the 1960s and named after 18th century British explorer Captain James Cook. The vintage case design is complemented by a box-shaped sapphire crystal, oversized indexes and a brown leather strap. The men’s models feature a black high-tech ceramic bezel while the women’s ones are decorated with diamonds.

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