Posted by: acejewelers | March 30, 2009

Basel 2009: Team Ace Trade Show Review (Day 2)

As usual, today Team Ace started the day by visiting Hall 1.0 of BaselWorld! Our first meeting was at Breitling, and of course ,we started with the new Chronomat models with the manufacture B01 movement:

Breitling Chronomat 2009

Side view of the new Breitling Chronomat: great proportions. The watch looks 10 times better in real life.

Breitling Navitimer 125th Anniversary – Limited to 2009 pieces.

These are the two newest creations at Breitling, and on top of that they have  created some line extensions. A full report will follow later on.

After our 2 hours’ meeting with Breitling, we roamed  Hall 1.0, Hall 1.1 and Hall 5.1 where we were positively surprised by the high turn out of visitors and positive vibes in the hall. Many brands have gone  ‘back to the basics’. In styling, this means more classic designs, and many brands have gone back  to their roots (read: Vintage is still hot).

After visiting old friends and making new friends, we visited Seiko. Seiko is 120+ old manufacture that has also gone back to its roots. The new Seiko “Ananta” collection  not only presents  new hybrid Spring Drive movements, but also manufacture automatic movements, inspired by the original Samuari swords:

All new Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph

All new Seiko Ananta Automatic Power Reserve

Please check back here after April 15th, 2009 for more news about Seiko at Ace Jewelers…

After being inspired by the roots of Seiko, we went from Japan to the USA… Hamilton has slightly gone  back to its  roots too, by launching the Automatic version of the Ventura (see our post about this watch)… But they are also looking WAY ahead in the future, check these amazing new designs:

Hamilton ODC X–02 (front view)

Hamilton ODC X–02 (side view)

But this is not all, this is also a revolutionairy watch:

Hamilton Khaki BASE jump watches

Yes, you simply activate and reset the chrono by turning the bezel!!! Amazing, isn’t it?

We did not have enough time to see  the complete collection, since we had to run to Longines for our next meeting. But, tomorrow we will return to Hamilton. Keep posted…

 Longines has also gone back to their  roots and have brought back some legandary watches.We are rather keen on this one:

Longines RAF WWW replica (see original here)

RAF Military www watch. 38,50mm with reference L2.731.4.53.1 for € 970,-

Last year Longines re-introduced the Legend Divers, this year they have added a version with a date.

Longines Silver Shadow replica

After Longines, we finished the day with Rado. We were very curious to see the newest family of Rado’s by Jasper Morrison:

Rado by Jasper Morrison (will only be launched in 2010 in Holland).

Tomorrow more news from BaselWorld! Stay tuned.



  1. […] they are so innovative and have great value for money. Last year Hamilton presented the Hamilton ODC X–02 (H51571339) last year. This year they took it to another level… Again! This year they […]

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