Posted on February 21 2015
Ahead of Baselworld 2015, Swiss watchmakers OMEGA and Breitling have given us a sneak peek of some of their new watches for 2015.
The luxury timepieces will be officially unveiled, along with the rest of their 2015 collections, at the annual Baselworld watch and jewellery fair in March.
Baselworld is the pinnacle event for luxury Swiss watches and takes place annually in Basel. This year the fair will run from March 19 to 26.
Each year, Smales attends the fair to view and select its 2015 pieces from the some of the world’s most luxurious watchmakers. Smales’ Perth showroom is an Official Retailer of leading Swiss watch brands Rolex, Omega, Breitling and Tudor.
NEW OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m
To celebrate the release of the upcoming new James Bond film, SPECTRE, OMEGA has created a new limited edition Seamaster inspired by the world of Bond.
The symbol of the Bond family coat of arms is interlocked in an overall pattern across the watch’s blue dial and can also be seen on the yellow seconds hand.
Another striking element is the oscillating weight of the movement which can be seen through the sapphire crystal caseback. This component has been cut and shaped to resemble a gun barrel, a design feature associated with James Bond.
The 41.5mm timepiece is powered by the new OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8507 and is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15,007 gauss.
It is presented on a stainless steel bracelet and will be produced in an edition limited to 15,007 pieces, each with a full four-year warranty.
NEW OMEGA Constellation Pluma, 27mm
OMEGA launched its Constellation Pluma ladies’ watches in 2014 and will unveil at Baselworld 2015 a new edition to the collection.
The new 27mm model features a light coral-coloured mother-of-pearl dial inspired by summer sunshine.
The new watch has 11 diamond indexes in 18ct gold holders and a soft-wavy pattern that flows between the iconic claws on the bezel. Its hour, minute and seconds hands are crafted from 18ct gold and coated with white Super-LumiNova, so the time can be read in a variety of lighting conditions.
The 18ct red gold bezel is paved with 32 full-cut diamonds while the bracelet has brushed stainless steel links and polished 18ct red gold bars.
The OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8520 movement is visible through a domed scratch-resistant caseback and the precision and reliability of this mechanical movement is such that the timepiece is offered with a full four-year warranty.
The Constellation timepieces are characterised by their elegance and industry-leading innovation. The Pluma models take their name from the Latin word for feather and feature a unique feather-like design engraved on their mother-of-pearl dials.
NEW Breitling Chronoliner
The new Breitling Chronoliner, inspired by a Breitling model from the 1950s and 1960s, is the perfect traveller’s watch.
Its broad black bezel is crafted from scratch-resistant high-tech ceramic and features an original star-shaped cut-out for simple reading of the second timezone in 24-hour mode.
The performances of the chronograph are displayed on counters placed at 12, 9 and 6 o’clock.
A true captain’s watch, the black dial is distinguished by a degree of legibility worthy of the finest flight instruments.
We will bring you all the news and 2015 releases from Baselworld in our next blogs!