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Baselworld has just ended and in this round-up we begin by taking a look at Ariel and James’ pick of the top 10 watches that they saw at Basel. Next, we attempt to answer the frequently asked question of which watch should you buy. Finally, we take a look at some boutique watch brands worth considering, Richard Mille’s crazy clock and learn more about the iconic Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona.

1. Top 10 Watches Of Baselworld 2014

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Baselworld 2014 has just ended and there are a lot of new watches to digest. After all, Baselworld is the biggest watch and jewelry show of the calendar year and there were literally thousands of new watches on show. How do you make sense of it all? Fortunately we are here to help, because here are the top 10 watches that our Editor-in-Chief Ariel and Contributing Editor James Stacey saw at this year’s Baselworld.

Source: aBlogtoWatch

2. TAG Heuer Carrera CH 80 Watch For 2014 Hands-On

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TAG Heuer has had a long association with chronographs and one of their major releases for 2014 is the new Carrera CH 80 watch, which shares design cues from the original Carrera chronograph from the Sixties. Admittedly, the name is not the most sexy sounding, but it is so-called because it houses TAG Heuer’s new in-house made calibre CH 80. Check out this sporty new chronograph here.

Source: aBlogtoWatch

3. Rolex Cellini Time: Return Of The Crown’s Dress Watch

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One of the biggest surprises from Rolex at Baselworld 2014 was its three all new Cellini watches. Of the three, the Cellini Time and Dual Time are the ones I like the best. The former is a simple three-handed dress watch, while the latter has an extra dual-time complication at 6 o’clock with a day/night indicator. Both watches, I think, are very neatly and well executed and for once, these Cellini watches are a viable alternative to Rolex’s more illustrious Oyster models.

Source: aBlogtoWatch (Cellini Time), aBlogtoWatch (Cellini Dual Time)

4. How To Choose What Watch To Buy

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One of the questions that we get asked a lot is, “What watch should I buy?” The answer, though admittedly unhelpful, is it really depends. For example, some people may buy a watch because of its design and others may buy one because they are a fan of the brand. If you are feeling lost, our Editor-in-Chief Ariel has just written a bumper guide to helping you choose your next watch. We hope it helps.

Source: aBlogtoWatch

5. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Watch Hands-On

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Zenith’s El Primero watches are probably the first that comes to mind when you think about high-frequency chronographs. However, that is all about to change thanks to Blancpain’s new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscape Flyback Chronograph watch, which features an in-house made caliber F385 movement that beats at 5Hz and has a column wheel and vertical clutch. Here’s a closer look at what is one of the best sports chronograph to debut at Baselworld 2014.

Source: aBlogtoWatch

6. Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Watch Hands-On

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The new Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity watch is one of those peculiar watches that you either love or hate. Obviously, the case and overall style of the watch is very classic, but the dial is very modern in its execution and shows off the all-silicon assortment and in-house made hairspring of the brand’s new ML230 caliber. This is a classically-designed watch for people who love to look at the movement in action.

Source: aBlogtoWatch

Additionally, the 913 has a glucydur equilibrium wheel with golden micrometric regulating screws, making it adjustable and also more shock-resistant than its predecessor. There is also a better winding system that employs a ball-bearing mounted rotor. The sapphire case back shows the rotor, which is red gold with a snailed bevel, glistening chamfers and straight and circular C?tes de Genève patterns. The Caliber 913QL is fitted with a moon stage module, a wheel using 59 cogs covering two complete 29.5-day lunar cycles. It has a 40-hour power reserve.At 29.2mm, the Blancpain Villeret Date Moonphase is a tiny watch considering there is a moon phase plus a date and a seconds hand, a rare edge in a little ladies’ automatic. It’s proof of Blancpain’s devotion to creating size-appropriate high-grade calibers dedicated to ladies’ watches in its elite collections. The date is elegantly spaced out just in the hour track, signaled by a red-tipped pointer. The bezel is set with 48 diamonds and you will find eight diamond indicators as well as four applied Roman numerals from the signature Villeret font. The dial is opaline and the strap is taupe-colored alligator. You will find two references, one in 18k gold, priced at $19,900, and in steel at $16,600. Even as purveyors of arguably among the world’s first truly purpose-built dive watches, there’s no denying it’s been a very long time because Blancpain has even been remotely close to the tool watch realm it once initiated. That being said, it is still neat to see the newest revisit those days using a marked degree of panache from the newly declared Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec — a watch that might cost $14,000, but it is still every bit the capable tool once relied upon by combat divers in the late fifties.

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