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Most Artful New Fashion Watches at Baselworld 2016

Baselworld 2016, the world’s largest watch and jewelry fair, came to an end after eight days of non-stop activity from March 17th to 24th. Inside Hall 1, where the best luxury watch brands showed their latest creations, an onslaught of the high-end minute repeater, moon phase, and flying tourbillon watches was successfully balanced by refined designs with organic motifs inspired nature. Along with Haute Horlogerie masterpieces, renowned watchmaking manufacturers introduced outstanding new fashion watches designed with the use of inlay, enameling, engraving, and other techniques. So here are some of the most eye-catching designer watches presented at Baselworld 2016!

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
This year, Jaquet Droz once again pays tribute to the arts of Asia by introducing another amazing model from the Les Ateliers d’Art collection, the Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights. This new sample of great women’s watches is a decorative masterpiece created to celebrate the beauty of flowers. Thus, each piece is distinguished by its gold dial with black lacquer and hand-painted and engraved mother-of-pearl floral motif created with the use of the Najeon Chilgi technique. The luxury watch model is available in 18k rose or white gold, as well as with diamond encrusted bezel and lugs, and comes with a black or blue alligator leather strap.

Blancpain The Great Wave

Blancpain The Great Wave
Inspired by the motion of the sea, this Blancpain’s latest luxury watch creation from the Metiers d’Art collection highlights the skillful use of the Japanese Rokusho patina technique. What’s more, brand’s master craftsmen for the first time worked with Mexican silver obsidian, a semi-transparent volcanic rock, to create a truly eye-catching design. This gemstone serves as a base for the central breaker wave applique in white gold patina. The engraving itself is inspired by a woodblock print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” created by Japanese artist Hokusai. Besides, this piece of new fashion watches comes in a double-stepped platinum case equipped with an upgraded version of the Blancpain’s famed 13R0 caliber and a special calfskin strap.

Chopard Imperiale Joaillerie

Chopard Imperiale Joaillerie
The Imperiale Joaillerie luxury watch introduced by Chopard is probably the most celebrated timepiece and jewelry event of the Baselworld 2016. This fantastic piece of new design watches that shimmers with 581 baguette-cut sapphires (47.98 karats) of all rainbow colors is the latest addition to the renowned Chopard’s Imperiale collection. The sapphires ranging from purple to red, lime green, yellow, and blue form a color scale that entirely covers the 18k rose gold case, bracelet, and dial while the lugs and crown are additionally decorated with amethysts. Besides, this stunning example of luxury watches for women is powered by an automatic movement with 60 hours of power reserve visible through the transparent case back. This luxury watch is actually so beautiful that it will make you forget about its primary function of time indicating!