We picked the most exciting watches from Baselworld 2017.
Hamilton Intra-Matic 68
An evolution of Hamilton’s famous Chronograph B—which debuted the “reverse panda” face—this watch features the H-31 auto movement. The black perforated leather strap boosts the vintage vibe, while the 100-m water resistance is useful. It is a limited edition collection of 1,968 pieces.
Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle 90th Anniv
This watch honours Charles Lindbergh, the first person to complete a nonstop solo transatlantic flight. Limited to 90 pieces, it is equipped with a rotating bezel and crafted in a titanium case with multilayer anti-reflective sapphire crystal. It comes with a brown leather strap and is water-resistant to 100 m.
Calvin Klein The Minimal
The vintage-inspired icon and slim bezel highlight the understated appeal of this watch. The stainless steel black PVD finished case and matching Milanese mesh bracelet blend with the black dial, creating a seamless watch that looks super and is water-resistant to 30 m. Batman baritone? Sold separately.
Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic
A stylish watch, yes, but this is also an authentic pro aviation instrument. The matt dark grey dial has a highly readable overall display that’s enhanced by luminescent oversized hands, while the stainless steel titanium-coloured case is complemented by the black leather strap. It is also water-resistant to 100 m.
Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar II
With 20 tactile functions and a battery that can last up to a year without being recharged—the dial is equipped with a solar panel—this watch also has a light and hypo-allergenic titanium case and scratchresistant ceramic bezel. The comfy silicon bracelet and water resistance up to 100 m are added bonuses.
Gucci Le Marché des Merveilles
This watch collection features the bee—or tiger or snake—motif embroidered on a nylon dial against the Gucci stripe, and comes with woven and leather strap options. The stainless steel case features yellow gold PVD and sapphire crystal with anti-refl ective coating on the inside. The watch is water-resistant to 50 m. Fancy!
Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph
A design that has been honed for more than a decade, this new chronograph features an all-blue palette, with a satin sunburst dial and matching toned leather strap. The sturdy and stylish steel case with anti-refl ective sapphire crystal balances the blue and gives it a masculine finish. It is water resistant to 100 m.
Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Carbon
This is the real outdoor deal—the case is made from a carbon resin composite that allows it to withstand temperatures of more than 1,000°C, is hypoallergenic and super durable. The strap is made with Naimakka paracord, the nylon used for parachutes. Plus, it looks great with a black dial and is water-resistant to 200 m.
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel
An acclaimed producer of divers’ watches, this all-steel execution retains the collection’s classic lines and proportions while integrating a date function. A khaki-green fabric strap woven on a traditional Jacquard loom and the MT5612 in-house calibre round it off, with water resistance up to 200 m.
Oris Aquis Date
An urban evolution of a high-performance diver’s watch, this one is sleek and refined, with thinner lugs and bracelet and a black ceramic bezel. It still retains the technical performance of a precision watch and is water-resistant to 300 m. The black dial and optional black rubber strap make for a great timepiece.
Partime The Classic
Andreas Mossner’s unique graphic timepieces are not just sci-fi worthy, they are limited-edition fanboy essentials. In the Classic, a right angle increases every minute, indicating the hours, while the vertical shows the minutes. Cased in stainless steel with water resistance of 30 m, it has a battery life of 18 months.
Certina DS Podium Lap Timer Chrono
The Racing Edition of the motorsportsinspired collection, this tips Certina’s partnership with ADAC GT Masters with its yellow, black and red livery. The lap timer, tachymeter and ultra sporty design give the stainless steel with black PVD case and leather strap a distinct edge. It is water-resistant to 100 m.