What is Baselworld
The world’s biggest watch fair came to an end this week and the choices from our favourite time purveyors seem endless. Here are our top pick’s from this year’s show:
What is Baselworld
The world’s largest watch-and-jewellery trade show. Baselworld is the place where many of the world’s top watch and jewellery manufacturers launch their new collections and is considered to be the Paris Fashion Week of the watch world.
Some of the top brands to exhibit at Baselworld include Rolex, Omega, TAG, Breitling and many fine jewellery houses. Here are some of our top picks.
Rolex at Baselworld
Rolex revelations have taken Baselworld by storm with the Swiss watch brand unveiling five new timepieces. The new designs all form part of the beloved Oyster range and place a contemporary twist on the collections signature features.
The new Rolex is smartly encased in Oystersteel with a bi-directional bezel and 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic.
Introducing the new iteration of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 in either Everose Rolesor, combining Oystersteel and 18-carat Everose gold, or yellow Rolesor, fusing Oystersteel and 18-carat yellow gold. Each version is available in a large selection of dials.
The Datejust 31 also receives some big updates this year, the new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 features a redesigned case sides and lugs in a choice of 18 carats white, yellow or Everose gold. The watch also features calibre 2236; a new generation of movement fitted with a patented Syloxi hairspring in silicon and offering a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.
Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
An eye-catching version of a classic, Rolex introduces a scintillating gem-set version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. Originally created in 1963, this recognisable wristwatch established a successful track record in the world of motorsport and quickly became an icon. The new 18-carat Everose gold version is set with a gradation of sapphires in rainbow hues.
The bright case is set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds in the lugs and crown guard, while the dial features 11 baguette-cut sapphire hour markers; each matching a corresponding bezel colour.
Don’t’ forget to check out Baselworld 2018 the Watch Round-Up Part II for more of our top picks.