If we learned anything from Baselworld 2018, world’s biggest watch fair, is that horology like fashion goes through trends. Here are our picks for top trending wrist toppers.
Rolex GMT Master II Everose
Rolex still stands very much on top. This particular GMT Master II Everose is the first of its kind to be manufactured in 18-carat gold, which, in partnership with a chocolate brown bezel, ticks the right side of seventies bling.
Longines Legend Diver Black PVD
The Legend Diver Black PVD was given an all-black makeover, which, usually, would make for an über-contemporary timepiece. However, this murdered-out ticker took its cue from the sixties instead, with vintage-inspired Arabic numerals and off-white indices throughout.
Breitling Navitimer Super 8
The vintage-inspired Navitimer Super 8 ticker is a historical revival of the brand’s Reference 637: a stopwatch made for bomber pilots from the 1930s onwards. A lot more timeless than a bright yellow arm cannon with a flashing SOS beacon, anyway.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon
The new Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon has broken records for being one of the thinnest ever made at 3.95mm thick. And, impressively, it manages to stomach a dizzyingly complex tourbillon movement inside.
Omega Speedmaster ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ Apollo 8
This highly technical rejig has been produced entirely in ceramic, and the movement is encased in a treated shell designed to resemble the craters of Earth’s favorite satellite.
TAG Heuer x Bamford Watch Department Monaco
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. That’s the logic TAG Heuer applied when teaming up with pro watch modder Bamford Watch Department. The once guarantee-voiding company was welcomed by the Swiss watchmaker with open arms, and remixed the classic Monaco model with aqua blue chronograph counters and a monochrome makeover.