Today marks the start of Basel, a yearly event where the watch world congregates in Basel, Switzerland as top brands release their upcoming lineups. Think New York Fashion week, but for timepieces. Here are our top picks of the newly released models and what you can expect to find on wrists in 2016.
Collectors have been wanting an update to their Daytona series and this year Rolex listened. Two new steel Daytona chronographs, which include ceramic bezels with a white or black dial made their debut earlier this week, updating the classic look. While we would often push for a leather strap to make this the perfect compliment to a well tailored suit, this watch exudes class no matter how you dress it.
Tudor Black Bay
Shocking the watch community, Tudor released a new version of the Heritage Black Bay series with the 41mm Black Bay Dark. The watch is available with either a black coated metal bracelet or dark grey fabric strap. Wear it while sipping happy hour drinks on a patio somewhere.
Tudor black bay bronze
The much anticipated and discussed pre-Basel, the Tudor Black Bay Bronze. Tudor has ventured into the bronze market – an interesting take as the fashion world continues its fascination with bronze. With a 43mm case and casual 3-6-9 dial configuration, this is perfect for a day of sailing with your buddies or a weekend beach getaway.
Tag Heuer Heritage Monza
One of our favorite releases of the week, the Monza Heuer chronograph from Tag Heuer. It’s exciting news as the brand has ventured back-to-the-future with the re-release of the Heuer line. This model harkens back to the earlier Heuer models with an updated modern touch. Sport this to that hip new coffee spot and watch the heads turn.