Of the many watches I saw, it must be noted that many number of them came from up front near the entrance of Hall 1 with the four big brands of the LVMH group, Hublot, Zenith, Tag Heuer and Bulgari, really bringing on their A game in terms of what they brought.
From Hublot, what impressed me most was the Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph, a visible evolution of the 5-year relationship between Hublot and Ferrari that has yielded many impressive watches. It all started with the MP-05 La Ferrari, and continued on to the Big Bang Ferrari watches, which itself saw a version 2 evolution last year when they were thoroughly redesigned. This year at Baselworld, we have what could be the most Ferrari like of all the Hublot Ferrari watches thus far.
Indeed the Techframe Ferrari is what you get when you allow someone not from the watch industry to design a watch. The team at Ferrari, led by Design Director, Flavio Manzoni, has certainly come up with one impressive watch from an aesthetic and functional standpoint, totally re-imagining the shape of the case to look like the chassis of a car, as well as the functionality of the chronograph, with its large paddle like pusher being something that a Ferrari driver would be familiar with.