Baselworld is an international trade show for the watch industry, celebrated in the little Swiss town of Basel. Everyone with anything to do with watches is there, and big brands release their new creations. As Baselworld 2011 is underway, this year is no disappointment. Here is a sneak peak at a few things we've come across...
This is the Tag Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Concept Chronograph. It is a beautiful watch to look at, but the movement is the amazing part of this watch. Where most quartz watches 'pulse' 3,600 times per hour, and most mechanical watches move 18K-28K times per hour, the Mikrometer 1000 moves 3.6 million times per hour....thats 1000 times per second. Check out the video below of the Mikrometer 1000's little brother, the Mikrometer 100. The video shows the hand moving 100 times per second.
Bremont, the fan favorite British watchmaker with ambassadors like Tom Cruise, Bear Grylls, and Orlando Bloom, released a new and simple watch, the BC-Solo.
Omega released a few new renditions of its famed Seamaster. This particular one is the blue dial/blue bezel, and they've begun to make them in Liquidmetal and Titanium, as well.
In true Rolex fashion, the "new" Rolex Explorere II has slight updates, including a new chapter ring and an orange GMT hand. Still, awesome looking watch.