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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  • 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.

  • Rosinex biorhythm watch

    The Speznaz Biorhythm Watch from Russian watchmaker Rosinex also was created by cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov. It is designed to indicate the biological condition of 12 human organs, depending on the time of a day. This edition is limited to 300 copies.

Topic: Hardware

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