Trying to cover the watches released for Baselworld is a daunting task. There are thousands upon thousands of new models every year and trying to pick out the most interesting or most important ones can be difficult. However, this watch stood out from the rest. The B-ROCKET watches are inspired by a motorcycle that basically uses both aeronautics and motorcycle technology as a thrust system. For basic movement the B-ROCKET uses a Harley Davidson engine. If you want to go a bit faster you can flip a switch and Bond-style airplane engines will turn on for an added boost. These turbines use the same technology as airplane engines which I won't get into because I don't want to write a multi-page essay. Back to the watch, there are two versions available, the BR 01 B-ROCKET and the BR 03 B-ROCKET. The BR 01 is slightly more complicated and in addition to the timekeeping functions has a chronograph; the BR 03 features a power reserve and big date. No information has been provided about what movements are used as of yet. As with many watches nowadays, the BR 01 has a large case and at 46mm in diameter this watch will take some getting used to. The BR 03 is in a slightly more reasonable size at 42mm in diameter. Both watches will have leather straps with pin buckles. Last year Baselworld rang up a record 122,000 visitors. However, if people could see all the new watches for this year before the show started, something tells me the number would have been higher.
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