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Incredible novelties in the luxury watch world

Apr 8, 2019

If you love watches, here comes his money. Baselworld opened its doors from 22nd March to 27th March and inspired watch enthusiasts worldwide. And one thing is astonishing: retro dominates!

World-famous watch manufacturers such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Hublot and Breitling presented their spectacular novelties at the world fair for watches and jewelery. Back to the roots is the new trend. The luxury brands rediscover their classics and equip them with modern technology. Watches that tell authentic stories are in high demand. For example, the Cartier Santos. (Ref. 2656). Military style aviator and diver watches are as popular here as modern timepieces. The watch giant Rolex trumps with an icon: The Rolex GMT Master in its Pepsi version is revived. The popular model will now be available in stainless steel as GMT-Master II (ref. 126712BLRO). This piece of jewelery will be available exclusively with a Jubilee bracelet. Also the new automatic caliber 3285, on which Rolex registered 10 patents, inspires.


The popular Rolex GMT-Master II (Ref 16710) appears in a new guise

The luxury watch forge Patek Philippe presents an interesting innovation in your home. For decades, the company has been calling men elegant timepieces for their wrists. At Baselworld, the company is paving the way for smaller wristwatches, showing that even housings under 40 millimeters can dress a man well.

Unnecessary trinkets fall away - Simplicity is the trend it is heading for. And also in color something is happening. "Green is the new blue" is a slogan of Baselworld. And indeed, luxury watch manufacturers such as Chopard, Omega or the manufacturer Glashütte Original dress their watches in this new color.

Bulgari also succeeded in captivating the masses. The Italian luxury watch manufacturer delighted with a new world record. The company presented the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic, the world's slimmest automatic watch with tourbillon.


The Sixties (Ref 2-39-47-04-02-04) from Glashütte shows the new trend

However, the focus of the clock icons is also on the digital. For example, Hublot presented the first high-end smartwatch at Baselworld (BIG BANG REFEREE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA ™ 400.NX.1100.RX). Together with FIFA, the Swiss had specially designed and implemented them for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. What appeals to football fans, others are also enthusiastic about. And that's exactly why Tissot introduces another smartwatch at the end of 2018.