If recent Baselworlds have taught us anything, it’s that anniversaries have become a fertile ground from which many watch brands’ headliner products spring. And the iconic Omega Seamaster can claim two of them in 2018: 70 years since the release of the original Seamaster in 1948, and 25 years since the launch of the Seamaster Professional Diver 300M model in 1993. In honor of this august dual milestone, Omega is offering three commemorative limited editions — two retro-look models o...Read more: Omega Seamaster and Seamaster Diver 300M Limited Editions Celebrate Two Anniversaries
As most of us now know, Breitling’s release of its streamlined, vintage-influenced, and arguably more elegant Navitimer 8 collection earlier this year represented a new direction for the Swiss brand. But for all of those Breitling purists who may have fretted that Breitling was backing off from the big, hyper-masculine aviation timepieces that made its modern reputation (despite Breitling CEO Georges Kern’s assurances to the contrary), the release of the new Navitimer Super 8 at...Read more: A Bomber Drops at Basel: Breitling Introduces the WWII-Inspired Navitimer Super 8
At a press conference at Baselworld this morning, Seiko Chairman and CEO Shinji Hattori unveiled the latest from the Japanese brand. The big highlight from the Presage collection is the introduction of a new automatic caliber that had been rumored about for some time. For fans of vintage Seiko divers, the brand has come out with six new Prospex watches that honor two landmarks in the brand’s history: the first Japanese Hi-Beat Diver in 1968 and the first quartz saturation diver in 1978.
The...Read more: Introducing the New Seiko Presage and Prospex Models
Japan’s Citizen Watch Co. will mark 100 years of operation in 2018, and to commemorate the occasion the brand is releasing a unique, vintage-inspired bullhead chronograph, the Tsuno Chronograph Racer, at this week’s Baselworld watch fair. The new watch takes its design influences from a 1972 chronograph known as the Challenge Timer, and especially from its successor in the 1973 Tsuno Chrono (“horned chronograph” in Japanese) for which the modern piece is named.
The new watch comes...Read more: Solar-Charging Bull: Citizen Tsuno Chronograph Racer Channels 1970s Bullheads
Last year was a big one for Zenith. It saw the unveiling of both the Defy El Primero 21 and the Defy Lab. The latter made headlines across the horological blogosphere and beyond thanks to a new monocrystalline silicon oscillator that was designed as a compliant mechanism and offered almost 10 times higher accuracy. At Baselworld 2018, the brand continues building out the Defy series with two separate lines of watches: the Defy Classic, which helps standardize and normalize the extreme look the E...Read more: Zenith Builds Out the Defy Collection
During Baselworld 2017, Seiko made the announcement that it was separating its Seiko and Grand Seiko lines. This move made a lot of sense at the time. The idea was that they are already equally beloved by Seiko-holics, but this distinction helps make the difference apparent to everyone else. One consequence of this meant that all the Grand Seiko timepieces currently being produced were scrubbed of Seiko branding so only the lion logo of Grand Seiko would be placed on the dial. While there were...Read more: Grand Seiko Announces a New Caliber and Multiple New Watches
Named after the massive highway system that is known for its lack of a speed limit, the new collection separates...Read more: Life in the Fast Lane: Nomos Glashütte Introduces the Autobahn Collection