Just a few hours in and we’ve had plenty to take in from the opening day of Baselworld 2018. Granted it’s not been a full day but trust us when we say there’s a lot going on. Don’t worry, we won’t inundate you with the full list of everything we’ve seen, just what we consider to be the best bits.
Tudor Black Bay GMT
If you’ve ever wanted to snag yourself one of those Rolex Pepsi-colas from the 60s and 70s, this might be your chance. Granted it’s Rolex’s (some might say cooler) sibling, but there’s definitely something of that original GMT in there.
Sporting Tudor’s manufacture calibre MT5625, that iconic submariner-style case and the brand’s signature snowflake hands, it’s pure Tudor. That said, however hard they claim it’s blue and ‘burgundy’… it’s pepsi red to us.
Nomos Glashutte Autobahn
You know what to expect from Nomos right? Clean, minimal designs bordering Scandinavian with exceptional in-house movements to match. Their latest release still has the latter, but the automotive-influenced Autobahn has a lot more going on.
For one, it’s water resistant to 100m making sense of it’s new canvas sports strap, but that’s just the start. A cool convex dial catches the light more than most and the big speedometer-esque central feature is like nothing Nomos has made before. Where they’ve tended to play it safe before, the Autobahn has a lot more personality and we love it.
Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Titanium
Haute horology isn’t just for precious metals – at least, if Romain Gauthier has anything to say about it. Their stunning new Micro-Rotor Insight is a watch nerd’s wet dream in it’s architectural styling, beautiful, entirely visible movement and obsessive level of finishing. Importantly, it’s also housed in a titanium case.
Available either black or au naturelle, the titanium serves the double purpose of being making a watch like this far lighter than you’d expect, and protecting the precise components of the movements. It also looks pretty damn cool as well.