Photos: Wristwatch windup

Photos: Wristwatch windup

Summary: As watch companies and jewelers congregated for the Baselworld trade show, aficionados celebrated the watchmaker's art.

TOPICS: Hardware

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  • Girard-Perregaux 3 gold bridges

    Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux's Tourbillon with perpetual calendar. The cutaways in the dial and a sapphire-crystal case back allow the wearer to see most of the watch's interior parts at work. Girard-Perregaux is one of only a handful of watchmakers that produces its own movements rather than buying them from a supplier and retrofitting them for specialized functions.

  • Jacques Lemans 'Mozart' watch

    Jacques Lemans celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) with a line of watches in the composer's honor. The watch on the right features a reproduction of one of the few paintings of the Austrian composer and a copy of his signature. These limited-edition watches will be available only in 2006.

  • Rosinex cosmonaut watch

    From Russia, with time to spare: Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir A. Dzhanibekov is said to have developed the idea for this watch while he was drifting to sleep aboard the Soyuz-7 space station in 1985. Dubbed the Cosmonavigator and produced by Russian watchmaker Rosinex, this watch is designed to allow the cosmonaut/wearer to input the distance between a space-mission orbiter and Earth; the watch then calculates the point on the ground over which the wearer is orbiting. To the right is a display outside the Rosinex store in Moscow.

Topic: Hardware

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