Baselworld is in full swing in Switzerland and is showing us why it is the most respected and anticipated watch fair in the world. Amazing new models and upgrades to existing models from Rolex, Omega, Breitling and Tudor have stolen the show thus far.
Rolex has had by far the most new pieces unveiled at the show, including a 50th anniversary SeaDweller, Cosmograph Daytona and the Cellini. The anniversary edition SeaDweller boasts both a large case (43mm) and a Cyclops lense which is considered a rare addition for this model. In other rare additions, the Cosmograph Daytona features a sportier feel with a black ceramic bezel and rubber Oysterflex strap. Arguably the most notable Rolex release is the Cellini, which features the first moonphase complication produced by the company in more than half a century. Not only is this complication a show stopper, the 18 carat Everose Gold is a first for the Cellini model as well.
Omega is paying tribute to their 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster Chronograph, Railmaster and Seamaster with the release of a Trilogy, featuring all three watches in a limited edition box. The anniversary edition watches all feature a vintage feel with the ‘tropical’ dials and retro logo prominently featured. As a final, somewhat contemporary touch the 60th Anniversary watches all feature a LumiNova indices.
Breitling has also had an incredible showing thus far, unveiling both an a rare complication in the Navitimer Rattrapante and a collaboration with Tudor for their Super Ocean Heritage II Chronograph. The Navitimer Rattrapante is the first in-house split second chronograph ever created by Breitling, and will be produced in Stainless Steel as well as Red Gold (in limited quantities). In a bold move for watch companies the world over, Breitling and Tudor openly collaborated in what they are calling a “Movement Exchange” to create the Breitling Super Ocean Heritage II with the movement from Tudor’s Black Bay and the new Tudor Black Bay Chronograph which borrows the movement from Breitling’s B01 Calliber.
We can’t wait to see what else is unveiled through the rest of the fair – be sure to follow us on social for the latest updates!