What fashion week is to clothing designers, Baselworld is to watchmakers. The annual convention in Switzerland is a chance for all the horological players to show off their new timepieces. Even with the impending Apple Watch release, Baselworld is still a big deal. (It’s more than a coincidence that Apple held its recent launch event so close to the start of Baselworld.)
There have been major announcements from the likes of Rolex, Omega, and Tag Heuer and we pored through them to find the most incredible watches that will be coming in 2015. Check them out.
TAG HEUER MONACO V4 PHANTOM
If you’re into the all black everything thing, then you’ll find a lot to like in the Monaco V4 Phantom. When the original Monaco V4 was introduced in 2004, it was the first watch to be driven by belts, an engineering marvel. The new update features a stealth matte black carbon fiber case and matching matte black alligator strap.
TUDOR NORTH FLAG
Originally Rolex’s little brother, Tudor emerged and is making its own way in the world. The North Flag is the first Tudor watch to feature a movement developed in-house as opposed to being purchased by a third party. The watch has a 70-hour power reserve and a design that hits the sweet spot between rugged and sleek. The yellow second hand also adds a nice pop of color.
OMEGA SPEEDMASTER ‘57
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The 1957 Omega Speedmaster is prized among watch collectors. At Baselworld, the company that also makes James Bond’s timepieces, revealed a re-issue of the Speedmaster '57 has a vintage-looking dial and broad-arrowed hands, which make it nearly indistinguishable from the original.
ROLEX YACHT-MASTER IN EVEROSE GOLD
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The Yacht-Master that Rolex revealed at Baselworld features an 18K Everose gold case and a matte black ceramic bezel that play off each other perfectly. It also has a new Oysterflex bracelet that combines the best features of metal and rubber and gives the watch a sportier look.
HUBLOT BIG BANG FERRARI BLACK CERAMIC
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The stealth black ceramic case on Hublot’s new Ferrari collaboration stands in elegant contrast to the iconic Ferrari red strap with its blue-and-white racing stripe running down the middle. The prancing horse logo is situated at at 9 o'clock on the dial, whose mesh design echoes the grills of the Italian sports cars.