Basel World 2008 is just around the corner, and watch makers are teasing us with their new offerings. For those lucky enough to attend it is guaranteed to be a wondrous event filled with all the excitement and glamour of the world of luxury watches. Despair not, however, if you were unable to secure yourself a ticket as we have a sneak peek of some of incredible new timepieces set to be unveiled at the expo.
Here is the all new Open Planet by Blu, which somehow achieves the seemingly impossible feat of appearing subtle and yet eye-catching at the same time! Given that this very unique looking timepiece has not yet been officially launched there is limited information available, however, we can provide you with the following specifications:
Movement – Automatic Blu-Orbit, manufactured on an ETA 2892A base (modified for the rotating window that functions are the minute indicator)
Functions – Hours, minutes. The Blu Open Planet would probably be considered a regulator watch, but we can defer to Blu on the classification.
Case – Stainless steel, 44 mm
Dial – Carbon fibre
Bracelet/Strap – Black alligator leather
This timepiece truly is breathtaking to withhold, the modern design combined with innovative materials and technical mastery infuses this creation with Bernhard Lederer’s own unique spirit.
I personally am certainly looking forward to seeing this timepiece in the flesh, however, as with every great luxury watch, don’t expect to be seeing it on everyone’s wrist! Blu watches are very hard to come by, and currently can only be official purchased at a few select places around the world.
Written By: Tom Mulraney A blog to read, The Watch Lounge