Baselworld | Our Top Ten Picks

Baselworld | Our Top Ten Picks

Another year, another Baselworld and another instalment of exciting watch launches from the world’s biggest Swiss brands. 

The world's biggest watch fair, this year's Baselworld didn't disappoint with plenty of special editions and groundbreaking innovations. 

Here's our round up of some of the most exciting launches, coming soon to Beaverbrooks. Check back here for updates! 

TAG Heuer 

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16

Celebrating the TAG Heuer Carrera’s 55th anniversary, this new TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber 16 comes in two versions; black on a leather strap and blue on a steel bracelet.

Imbued with a vintage aesthetic and sporty style, the flashes of red throughout the design recall the high-powered spirit of the racing world whilst the Calibre 16 chronograph movement ensures high-powered performance.

Coming soon to Beaverbrooks. 

TAG Heuer Carrera ‘Tête de Vipère’ Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer

Another celebration of 55 years of the Carrera line, this is the first TAG Heuer chronograph to be ‘Tête de Vipère’ certified - an extremely rare certification from the Observatory of Besançon.

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Across the Swiss border in France, the Observatory of Besançon certifies Swiss timepiece movements through severe and rigorous testing under ‘Tête de Vipère’ (translated to Viper Head) standards. According to TAG Heuer, only 300 watches have passed since its recovery in 2008.

The tourbillon and chronograph movement, produced in-house in TAG Heuer’s factory, and the dark blue ceramic case have been subjected to a 16-day test in five positions and at three different temperatures.

Coming soon to Beaverbrooks, with very limited availability. 

Omega

Omega Seamaster 1948 Limited Editions

Blending battle-proven technology with authentic, retro design, the Omega Seamaster 1948 celebrates the 70th anniversary of Omega's post-war classic.

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First launched in 1948, the Seamaster line was Omega’s first collection of watches and would go on to conquer the watch world on land and on sea. During World War II, Omega produced more than 110,000 timepieces for the British Ministry of Defence and the demand for highly durable and water resistant watches continued into the late 1940s, resulting in Omega creating the Seamaster.

Clean and classic, the watches are awash with vintage sophistication and carefully considered detailing such as the engraved 70th Anniversary logo on the back of each sapphire crystal caseback.

Coming soon to Beaverbrooks. 

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M

Celebrating 25 years of the Seamaster Diver 300M, Omega have given this collection a stylish makeover inside and out.

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With a new case size of 42mm, these updated models boast new ceramic bezels, a helium escape valve that can be operated underwater and a reintroduction of the popular wave pattern – now laser-engraved.

Powered by the Master Chronometer Calibre 880, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M is now magnetic resistant and boasts the highest levels of precision and performance.

Coming soon to Beaverbrooks. 

Omega Speedmaster “Dark Side Of The Moon” Apollo 8

Celebrating the 1968 Apollo 8 mission, the first manned mission to the moon and the first time the dark side of the moon was seen, this Speedmaster ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ Apollo 8 watch pays tribute to this historic mission; which orbited the moon 10 times.

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Boasting a specially decorated version of the famous Moonwatch calibre 1861, this black ceramic model has a skeletonised dial, showing off the blackened movement inside which has been laser-ablated to realistically resemble the moon’s surface.

Yellow detailing appears throughout and, our favourite touch, the words ‘We’ll see you on the other side’ are on the caseback; Jim Lovell’s final words spoken to ground control.

Coming soon to Beaverbrooks. 

Breitling 

Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44

Coming in rose gold and steel for a vintage twist, we love this new Breitling Superocean Héritage II. Boasting numbers on the bezel for the first time in this collection, these new models remain true to Breitling’s spirit of adventure and performance.

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Coming soon to Beaverbrooks.

Breitling Navitimer 8 B01

The new Breitling Navitimer 8 is the first collection launched under the brand’s new CEO Georges Kern. Named after Breitling’s Huit Aviation division, which was set up in 1938 to produce cockpit instruments and military watches, the Navitimer 8 collection includes five watches including the Navitimer 8 B01.

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Powered by the in-house Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, the Navitimer 8 B01 loses the iconic Navitimer slide rule bezel to make room for a cleaner and more spacious finish.

Coming soon to Beaverbrooks.

Longines

Longines Legend Diver Watch

A new addition to the Longines Heritage family, this Longines Legend Diver revisits a diving watch from the 1960s. Re-imagining vintage aesthetics whilst staying true to the design of that era, this timepiece comes with an automatic mechanical movement exclusive to Longines.

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Coming soon to Beaverbrooks. 

Tudor

Tudor Black Bay GMT

One of our favourite launches, Tudor’s first foray into the world of ‘Pepsi’ GMT watches is a seemingly successful one. Rolex, Tudor’s sister brand, also launched a new ‘Pepsi’ GMT, but neither overshadows or outplays the other.

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Sitting within the iconic Tudor Black Bay family, this GMT model boasts the iconic ‘Pepsi’ bezel with distinctive burgundy and blue – and of course a GMT function.

Coming soon to Beaverbrooks.

Oris

Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph

The U.S. Navy’s first African American and first amputee Master Diver, this is Oris’ second watch in memory of Carl Brashear - limited to 2,000 pieces and now with a chronograph. 

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With the same pleasing bronze-and-blue design as the last limited edition, the bronze finish means the watch will develop its own unique patina over time. 

Coming soon to Beaverbrooks. 

If you'd like any further info or have any queries around these watches, please call our Customer Service team on 0800 169 2329. 

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