Every year, Baselworld presents the latest watch innovations, with different cases, tastes, functions and finishes. Here are the top five made in one of Switzerland’s most classical materials, chocolate.
Longines has no fear of competition from Bulgari and it has launched this new piece with octagonal case, bold and thick, containing a creamy movement that provides a long power reserve. Both the Octo-choc and the presentation case are branded with the famous winged hour-glass logo.
This piece by Tudor is an interesting departure for the brand, with a minimalist square case with differentiated finish, with a sort of spicy red chili on the caseback and the classic Tudor shield on the front. A piece in very good taste.
This piece in circular case is evocative of Chopard’s jewellery expertise, with a bezel set with 16 gems of unusual colour, harmonizing perfectly with the rest of the case and dial.
Breitling’s “chocs away” pilot’s piece
Breitling’s new ultra-thin pilot’s choc is an interesting concept, in a presentation case holding eight pieces ready to be snapped apart. The imagery on the front of the piece and on the case alludes to Breitling’s long history in the area of professional pilot’s watches.
A courageous move by Corum who have produced their own version of the infamous little blue pill that has helped men the world over. In a circular and domed case recalling the brand’s classic Bubble watch, each of these pieces, though small, has a case of impressive hardness, and a movement at its heart that provides a long, long power reserve.