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Baselworld Daily News | March 19, 2016 - Hamilton / Tutima / Certina / Emporio Armani

20 WATCHES DA ILY N E W S SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016 A SPECIAL YEAR H A MILT ON UN V EIL S NO TABLE NE W T IMEPIECE S AND A NE W CALIBRE T U T IM A GL A SHÜ T T E ADDS A ROBUS T T HREE- H A NDER T O REDE SIGNED CHRONO GR A PH FA MILY M2 CER T IN A IN T ROD U CE S T HE DS-1 P OW ERM AT IC 80 Interview by William George Shuster A t Baselworld 2013, Tutima announced the re-launch of its entire program with revamped designs and new movement technology “made in Glashütte.” The revamped T he subtle retro character of the new DS-1 Powermatic 80 reflects the straight-lined style of the 1960s. But this model is also quite contemporary thanks to its Power- matic movement, which amasses an 80-hour power reserve. The calibre’s traditional embellishments are visible through the transparent back of the 40 mm case, which is made of 316L stainless steel and relies on the DS con- cept to stay watertight to 100 metres. The anthracite-coloured dial bears the original double-C logo as a reference to the brand’s history. Embodying a time- lessly purist style, the face is adorned with a sunburst pattern and protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Pink gold PVD plating coats the facet- ted triangular hour- and minute-hands, the indices and the central second- hand. Certina manufactured a special edition of the DS-1 Powermatic 80 with rectangular indices and a pink gold PVD ring on its silver-coloured dial to com- memorate the climbers who were equipped with the earlier DS-1 model when they achieved the first ascent to the summit of Dhaulagiri in 1960. The rotor, which is visible through the case’s transparent back, is engraved with a mountain panorama, the phrase “Dhaul- agiri, 8167 m, 1960” and the words “Certina Mechanical Watches since 1888”. SAILING THE SEVEN SEAS ONWARD TO NEW ADVENTURES EMPORIO ARMANI SWISS MADE – The new Esedra is a notably classical timepiece featuring a sophisticated mother-of-pearl dial. The ladies’ watch is powered by a Swiss Ronda quartz cali- bre with date indication at 6 o’clock. The stainless steel case, finished with rose gold IP, measures 32 mm in diame- ter. It is attached to a Saffiano leather strap. (sz) N E W S S ylvain Dolla, CEO of Hamil- ton, talks to Baselworld Daily News about the watch brand’s special timepieces, the inspiration of New York City, its newest self-winding calibre, and the effect of G-force aerial accelerations. in-house H-10 automatic calibre that amasses a power reserve of 80 hours. It also exists in a 42 mm stainless steel case version. In addition, this year we have a new automatic calibre, the H-41, which powers the limited edition Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II. Like its predecessor the Face 2 Face, this unique case body has a rotating device with multi-level dials. The axis of the second’s hand passes through both dials of this very special watch and the calibre also provides pulsometer, tachymeter and telemeter measurements. Hamilton, in partnership with ETA, recently subjected its mechanical watches to zero gravity on an A310 Zero-G airplane in France. Why? Hamilton’s American spirit is about try- ing new things and being a pioneer. The brand has a long history with planes and pilots, and some – such as our ambassa- dor, air racing champion Nicolas Ivanoff – get accelerations up to 10G during their aerobatic flights. So we wanted to find out how such accelerations impact the precision of our mechanical watch movements. The results are very inter- esting and may help us to improve the performances of our timepieces in the next years, allowing them to maintain their Swiss precision even in extreme conditions. by Elizabeth Doerr by Sabine Zwet tler chronographs became the backbones of the Tutima line for the modern age, with the M2 as the new instrument chronograph replacing the classic Tutima NATO Chronograph 798. This military-grade chronograph is incredibly strong, housed as it is in pure titanium. The new M2 Seven Seas picks up to provide the time, day, and date where the classic chronograph ends: it is housed in a 44 by 13 mm case of pure, bead blasted titanium water-resistant to 50 metres. Its automatic movement vis- ible through the sapphire crystal case back boasts a grey rotor matching the titanium colour of the case. This daily wearer is available with a blue or black dial with SuperLuminova hands and hour markers for easy night time read- off. Both versions come on a pure titanium bracelet with folding clasp or an extra-tough Kevlar strap. Tutima, though firmly entrenched in aviation, has also been involved for years in nautical sports. These tough- as-nails timekeepers with countdown markings on the unidirectional bezel are great companions for serious and not-so- serious water sports. M2 Seven Seas, Tutima. DS-1 Powermatic 80 Himalaya special edition, Certina. 1.0, A25E 1.0, A25C 1.1, D87 1.1, D55 Broadway Chronograph, Hamilton. Sylvain Dolla, CEO of Hamilton. BWDN: Mr. Dolla, what were some highlights of 2015 for Hamilton? Sylvain Dolla: In 2015, Hamilton intro- duced three exclusive movements: the automatic calibres H-32 and H-10-S and a quartz chronograph, the H-41e, with worldtimer. Loyal to its historical link with cinema, Hamilton partnered with the blockbuster film The Martian to feature the automatic Khaki “BeLOW- ZERO” watch. From a strategic view- point, we strengthened our position in key markets like Japan, Italy and the U.S., and opened two new subsidiaries: Turkey and Malaysia. What are Hamilton’s important Baselworld debuts this year? 2016 is a special year for us, as we launch a new collection called Broadway. Based on Hamilton’s strong ties with the U.S., it is inspired by New York City’s skyline to create distinctly modern and sporty timepieces. Three versions are available on leather strap or steel bracelets: an automatic chronograph, an automatic day/date and a quartz day/date. Our bestselling collection Jazz- master welcomes a brilliant timepiece, the Thinline Gold in solid 18k rose gold. Issued in a limited edition of 1,892 pieces, for Hamilton’s founding date, this new mechanical watch is the epito- me of restrained elegance. Our other main highlight is the Khaki Navy Frogman, a diver’s watch worn by world free-diving champion Pierre Frolla and a tribute to “The Frog- men” movie of 1951. The 46 mm tita- nium piece is water-resistant down to 1,000 metres, is equipped with a distinctive crown-protection and the

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