Watches we can't wait to see at Baselworld

We’re heading to Baselworld for another round of intense watch gazing. Here are five watches we are looking forward to meeting in person.

  • Fabergé continues to blaze a trail in watchmaking, this year with the revolutionary Visionnaire Chronograph, with its series of concentric rings to display the time and chronograph functions. As full of mechanical surprises as Fabergé’s legendary eggs, the movement was developed by Agenhor (POA).
  • Colour is a big protagonist this year, and Hermès will be unveiling gorgeous lacquered dials for its men’s Cape Cod watches, including this subtly graded shade of red (£2,000).
  • Connectivity and customisation are the buzzwords this year, and TAG Heuer rides the wave with the new Modular 45. Developed in collaboration with Google and Intel, this smartwatch is totally transformable, allowing owners to change the lugs, straps, buckle and case to their heart’s delight (from £1,400).
  • For sheer showmanship, we won’t be missing Christophe Claret’s stand, where mind-blowing complications meet the dark side with the X-TREM-1-StingHD and its ghoulish skull, which appears when you breathe on the dial (SFr. 278,000).
  • This is the big watch story of 2017 as Omega’s legendary Speedmaster, the first watch on the Moon, turns 60. Expect a lot of interesting collector’s pieces as Moonwatch fever strikes big time at Baselworld (£6,240).
  • Boucheron Lierre de Lumiere watch
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  • Dior Grand Soir Botanic watch

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