The fastest chronographs at Baselworld

Taking pole position in the precision race, these new men's watches launched at Baselworld are all set to race off the shelves.

  • Zenith is determined to maintain its pole position in the high-frequency precision race and unveils its Defy El Primero 21, a top performing chronograph capable of measuring 1/100th of a second, as the central chronograph hand performs a full sweep of the dial in one second (£9,100).
  • Patek Philippe is renowned for its marriage of complex complications and Ref. 5960/01 fuses the functions of a flyback chronograph with an annual calendar. Housed in a white gold case for the first time, the pushers recall certain vintage models, while the blue dial captures the current colour trend (£47,740).
  • Omega’s iconic Speedmaster turned 60 this year and, thanks to digital scanning technology, is feted with an accurate recreation of the original 1957 model, the first watch with a tachymeter scale on the bezel and the first watch to land on the Moon (£5,360).
  • Synergy at its raciest level as Hublot teams up with Ferrari designer Flavio Manzoni to create the case of the new Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph, incorporating aerodynamics and materials like those used on the supercars produced in Maranello and powered by a thoroughbred engine by Hublot (£114,000).
  • The legendary Rolex Cosmograph Daytona chronograph speeds back on the scene in a handsome yellow gold case, with an inky black ceramic bezel and black chronograph counters. Fitted with a new Oysterflex bracelet in elastomer, this model is going to race off the shelves (£20,200).
  • de GRISOGONO Luna watch with amethysts and pink sapphires
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  • Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph watch

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