Baselworld 2010

Which watches stole the limelight at Baselworld 2010? Evan Rast has the low down

Baselworld 2010 provided Patek Philippe with the opportunity to present advances in calibre technology, while Rolex, Chopard and Tag focused on updating classic models and Ulysse Nardin unveiled a user-friendly perpetual calendar.

Rolex is updating its classic models for 2010 with the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date and the Oyster Perpetual Explorer both receiving a makeover. The quintessential diver’s watch, the Submariner is now available in steel and boasts a new rotatable bezel fitted with a scratchproof Cerachrominsert (green or black available) with platinum graduations. It also offers improved legibility due to the hour markers and hands being coated in luminescent Chromalight. Another of Rolex’s most recognized watches – as worn by Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay as they scaled Everest in 1953 – the Oyster Perpetual Explorer has been given a slightly wider dial of 39mm. It is now equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement featuring a Perpetual rotor, a Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers, further enhancing chronometric precision and resistance to extreme conditions.


Click here to see the published article.