The largest international exhibition of watches and jewelry was opened for the hundredth time in the heart of Basel...
Baselworld is the place where watchmaking industry lightly passes in science fiction, and presents us with something we could not imagine. With models that are extremely advanced and luxurious, this exhibition is the center of attention of all fans of one bright side of life, who know how to recognize quality at a glance. This exhibition lacks mediocrity and mediocre, average quality is not there in any case - only those things can be called the best, most expensive and highest quality are represented here.
This year, the Swiss delegation is in full force, with approximately 300 brands that will mainly present their achievements in the field of watchmaking, while there are several jewelry novelties and innovations in related sectors. This is an event of major importance for the Swiss watchmaking industry.
So, around 300 Swiss brands present their novelties in this global fair, which hosts around 1,500 exhibitors from around the world. In the midst of a complex economic and political climate, the Swiss companies are still dealing with what they know best - they demonstrate their creativity and passion. Innovation and expertise are common denominators shared by all exhibitors, who have a long history of several decades and in some cases for several centuries.
One of the most innovative models that will be presented at the fair represents a union between watchmaking tradition and innovative concept. It is a model HMX by brand MB & F, which is presented in a new light, and created in partnership with designer James Thompson, who specializes in light composites.
As a limited edition of 3 x 18 pieces, this release of HMX watch has ideal and unique display. Hours and minutes are presented by the discs, which are located on the flat top of the mechanism. They are placed at an angle of 90 ° and an enlarged by double prism and a magnifying glass. Indexes are read through the vertical window, located in the scarred body of titanium and steel.
The whole mechanism of this model is designed like a supercar engine, can be seen through the wide crystal panel in the "hood" of this watch. For this version, details on the engine were made of blocks of lume, which is a material that James Thomson most often uses and which has numerous benefits. Therefore, this model shines in blue, green or violet light.
The mechanism of this watch is automatic rotor made of 22-carat gold. As we have already said, it is designed as a motor car engine, treated with lume layer, it contains 29 jewels, has a frequency of 28,800 vph and reserve energy for a period of 42 h. Its casing is made from a premium titanium and steel and measures 46.8 x 44.3 mm. It has a double sapphire crystal and anti-reflective coating on both sides, and the back of the sapphire crystal. It is water resistant to a depth of 30 meters. Bracelet, or strap, of this model is made of perforated leather with interesting seams in tone and contains the buckle mechanism of titanium.