Baselworld 2016: Our Top 3 Favourites

Baselworld is widely respected as the most significant trendsetting show for the world's watch and jewellery industry, bringing together all of the key players in the marketplace. The 2016 show saw some of the most breath-taking designs unveiled. We have certainly found it challenging to narrow them down to our three favourite watches.

The history of Rolex has been revived


Conceivably one of the most anticipated modern watches, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in stainless steel is, after years of waiting, finally available with a phenomenal black cerachrom bezel. Like the present steel Daytona, the new cerachrom bezel version is available with a black or white dial. The white dial model presents a stunning glossy polished finish with black chronograph sub-dials, while the black design has remarkable dark grey registers.

This cutting-edge development is a mixture of advanced technology and sleek understatements; the black bezel is evocative of the early Daytona 6263 that was fitted with a black Bakelite bezel insert.

The new Cosmograph Daytona’s bezel is corrosion resistant; virtually scratch-proof and the colour is impermeable to UV rays, a thin layer of platinum has been set via PVD onto the tachymetric scale making this durable bezel beautifully legible.

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Record breaking design… The world’s thinnest minute repeater


Bvlgari enjoyed their time in the spotlight at this year’s Baselworld show.  Debuting the Octo Finissimo… the worlds thinnest minute repeater; at 6.85mm, it is even thinner than the iPhone 6. The piece is made of titanium; weighing just 43 grams… comfort is key!

This design appears to be sleeker and more modern than most minute repeaters on the market whilst very much complimenting the brand… we love it.

We see this watch as a huge achievement for Bvlgari, who, 10 years ago, were not considered one of the top competitors, in the world of high-end watches.

Finished with a sophisticated black alligator leather strap with a triple-blade titanium folding clasp, the watch is extremely comfortable. There are only 50 Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeaters in the world, and it will be a strictly limited edition piece, so get your hands on one if you get the chance. A stunning addition to any watch lovers collection.

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Patek Philippe, 1940’s style

The Reference 5930 is Patek’s first-ever world time with a chronograph and it’s a watch with a rather interesting heritage. Inspired by a watch from the 1940s that is currently in the Patek Philippe Museum, this piece is also the thinnest and smallest world time chronograph currently on the market.

World time models are a true speciality of Patek Philippe, which was one of the original brands to adopt the world time system, Patek has worked to define the style ever since.

Matching the gorgeous shade of the dial, the reference 5930 is placed on a hand stitched navy blue alligator strap, accompanied by an embellished fold-over clasp.



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These beautiful creations are just 3 of our favourite eye-catching watches from Baselworld 2016. The show sets the tone of what to expect from watch designers this year, and quite frankly we are excited for what’s to come.


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