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Poor Basel coverage and the Hautlence HL Sphere

 
 By: Poktori : March 27th, 2019-14:46
Dear all,

Considering one of the marvels at this year's Basel — and I say that as a long-time aficionado of many brands, including delightfully pedestrian ones — has received little to no attention yet from major watch websites I tend to enjoy, I thought I'd share these links as a courtesy to whoever was behind the development. 

monochrome-watches.com

Yeah, I get all hot and steamy reading about new sizes, bezels and dials as much as the next guy (indeed, Oris, Seiko and Rolex really came out swinging [and a miss...] this year, didn't they?), but when people put something fascinatingly odd like this together, I think it should at least be noted on a WatchProSite, whether you approve of the design or not. It's funny that when I go to a trade fair or read motorcycle magazines, all the crazy stuff is right there in my face, but when it comes to watches, some of the least innovative stuff gets primetime. Wonder why that is... I hope the websites do better next year. They might have some power to change what watch makers put out, even if it isn't always creative.

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Thanks for those links. (nt)

 
 By: Ronald Held : March 28th, 2019-13:17
NT  

Its not intentional....

 
 By: andrewluff : April 9th, 2019-07:58
as you can imagine Baselworld is crazy for those of us who go and have thousands and thousands of pics to go through.   I actually didnt see this one even though I am a fan of the brand but just ran out of time! 

I think FX saw it and I am sure he will be posting something in time...

Cheers
Andrew

Thank you..

 
 By: Poktori : April 30th, 2019-23:44
I merely wanted to remind reviewers that their job is not merely to serve the industry and the millions of big brand buyers, but to celebrate also those pushing new developments. When extremely conservative brands like Seiko and Tudor are covered so much more prominently than the innovators, the fairs will eventually fail to stir any excitement at all.