After a 1 week hiatus due to BaselWorld 2014, our round-ups are back! Once again, waaaay too much to choose from, so the selections here only scratch the surface of what you can see under #wornandwound. Thanks again everyone for submitting, and enjoy the selections below.
The other afternoon we took a short trip out of the BaselWorld halls, 1.2 km north, into residential territory. Where, amongst the 3 or 4 story buildings is Fossil’s Basel HQ. This taller-than-average building for the city was buzzing with hundreds of people from around the world darting back and forth from meetings.
The new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Series is part of Oris’ Aviation Collection. The Big Crown heritage goes clear back to the 1930s when Oris began producing big crown pilot watches for WW II pilots. The new lineup contains three models: the Date, the Day Date, and the Chronograph GMT.
Sinn should need little introduction to regular readers here at worn&wound. We’ve covered a number of watches from the brand over the last couple of years, and we’ve always been impressed with the quality of watches from the German company. Like last year, Sinn debuted a handful of new models at Baselworld, and today we’ll take a look at three of the more exciting pieces.
Last year Luminox announced their partnership with the Space Expedition Corporation (SXC). The SXC is part of the current privatization of space travel and is developing craft for commercial space flights. The goal of the SXC is to provide space travel to commercial clients. Each flight will be a pilot and passenger; a truly unique opportunity, for those who can afford it.
Bremont is a brand that hasn’t gotten enough coverage here on worn&wound. It’s not that we don’t like British watchmaker; on the contrary, we’re big fans of a number of their watches (the MBII and the Supermarine are two exceptional feats of engineering).
Seiko’s Prospex line of watches has previously not been available in the US market, but they’ve announced at BaselWorld 2014 that, starting in 2014 the Prospex line that will be available in the US! This is excellent news for us American Seiko fans.
MeisterSinger, known for their industry leading one-hand watch designs and unique philosophy on time telling, have released two new and exciting pieces at Baselworld 2014, the Salthora jump hour and Paleograph mono-pusher chronograph.