Having traipsed the aisles, scrutinized the year's new releases and pored over the technical details, the staff at FHH Journal have made their choice. Presenting the 10 Baselworld watches that caught their eye.
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Created to mark Jaquet Droz's 280th anniversary, the emblematic Grande Seconde appears for the first time with a sapphire dial and a skeleton composition.
Released in 1997 and already proposed as a Travel Time, the Aquanaut now comes as a chronograph; a function well-suited to this sports watch. It joins the collection as reference 5968A-001.
Shorter, more concentrated and with minimal risk-taking, this year's fair was about keeping a cool head. Baselworld management were intent on showing the event hasn't gone into decline, while exhibitors were out to prove themselves capable of adapting to more circumspect markets.
Brands didn't have to wait long to confirm the market's interest in watches from a bygone age. Vintage has progressed from being a collector's quirk to a mass addiction, with plenty of supporting evidence at Baselworld.