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The 12 Coolest Watches We Saw At Baselworld 2015

Published On 03/27/2015 Published On 03/27/2015
Baselworld 2015
Hodinkee

Despite the Apple Watch hype, it looks like the mechanical timepiece is still alive and ticking—better than ever, too. As Baselworld comes to an end, we've rounded up the most impressive pieces on display this year from Hodinkee and A Blog to Watch. Check them out.

Hodinkee

Longines Pulsemeter Chrono 

Price: $TBD
This vintage-looking chronograph has a single pusher and a whole lot of old-world charm. If you look through the sapphire case-back, you’ll see a pretty impressive ETA A08.L11. [See more]

Hodinkee

Ressence Type 3

Price: $TBD
No hands, a dial immersed in oil, and a temperature gauge? This is a new one. [See more]

A Blog to Watch

Bremont Boeing Model 247 

Price: $7,495
Updating their Boeing collaboration, Bremont turns to aviation-grade titanium. [See more]

A Blog to Watch

Grand Seiko 62GS Hi-Beat

Price: $5,900
Inspired by classic Seiko automatics, this Grand Seiko uses 36,000 beats per hour to make one of the smoothest second hands around. [See more]

Hodinkee

Zenith El Primero Sport 

Price: $11,000
Simplifying and enlarging their standard El Primero chronograph, this Zenith looks equally good in black or white. [See more]

Hodinkee

Patek Philippe 5370P 

Price: $249,200
Hodinkee’s calling it the best Patek in years. It’s the first Patek chrono to do split-seconds since the 1970s and it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful. The price, however, is not. [See more]

Hodinkee

Rolex Yacht-Master

Price: $TBD (but very expensive)
With a new Oysterflex bracelet and 18-carat gold case, this is one of the boldest watches in the Rolex lineup. [See more]

Hodinkee

Omega Speedmaster ‘57

Price: $8,500
This vintage-inspired Speedmaster has Omega’s co-axial movement and broad-arrow hands. It is really, really pretty. [See more]

Hodinkee

Longines Heritage Diver 1967

Price: $3,100
Not everything at Baselworld has to be outrageously expensive. Case and point? Longines’s beautifully warm Heritage Diver. [See more]

Hodinkee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm

Price: $5,700
If you asked someone to picture a watch in their head, it would probably be this Rolex. Casual or formal—it doesn’t matter. This kind of watch handles it all. [See more]

Hodinkee

Nomos Minimatic 

Price: $4,060
This is a small watch that bucks modern trends and makes a lot of sense, especially when you consider Nomos has made a movement that’s just 3.2 millimeters thin. If you don’t know much about this German house, check them out. [See more]

Hodinkee

Tudor Pelagos

Price: $4,400
Tudor upped the ante by ditching ETA for their own in-house mechanics, which gave the Pelgaos the elusive chronometer rating for accuracy. It’s also titanium and very waterproof. [See more]

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