Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches from Baselworld 2013


Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727The Baselworld 2013 watch fair has come to and end, and now, having seen and covered dozens of new watches on my blog, Watch-Insider.com, my colleagues at WatchTime have asked me to name my favorite new timepieces from this year’s show. Click here to see my top 10 watches from the most well-established brands.

Keep watching for more top 10 lists covering various other watch categories, and eventually the revelation of my one-and-only favorite watch from Baselworld 2013.

For the purposes of this list, I will only write brief descriptions of each watch, but you can find additional information by searching the watches by keyword, either here or on Watch-Insider.com, where I have presented them in more detail.

Blancpain Bathyscaphe

With this new release, Blancpain has found a clever way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its iconic Fifty Fathoms without altering the existing version of the watch. The Bathyscaphe belonged to the historical Fifty Fathoms family in the 1950s, and the modern version becomes an attractive alternative to the Fifty Fathoms.

Blancpain Bathyscaphe - pair
Blancpain Bathyscaphe
Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727

Breguet’s use of magnetic pivots and a 10 Hz-high frequency escapement are an innovation ahead of its time, and represent Breguet at its inventive best. Brand namesake Abraham-Louis Breguet would be more than proud seeing what his successors are doing today.

Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727
Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727

Breitling Emergency II

Not just an electronic, high-tech gadget but a watch that can save your live. As the first wrist-type dual frequency PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) that can be worn at all times, the new Emergency II is intended for a wide range of users in a variety of fields around the world, including aviation, navigation, climbing, hiking, exploration, and all manner of extreme activities.

Breitling Emergency II
Breitling Emergency II
Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator

Not just a good-looking wristwatch but also a triumph of watchmaking technology from the Saxon luxury watch brand. The Senator Chronometer Regulator is officially certified as a chronometer and bears a certificate from the German Calibration Service (DKD).

Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator
Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator

Longines HydroConquest Chronograph

Typical of Longines, this watch offers incredible value for the money. For around 1,600 Euros you get the Longines-exclusive column-wheel chronograph caliber L688 inside 41-mm, 300-meter-water-resistant steel case.

Longines HydroConquest Chronograph
Longines HydroConquest Chronograph
5 Responses to “Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches from Baselworld 2013”

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  1. Feel Good Watches

    Awesome watches!! All the watches are very stylish and classic. That Longines HydroConquest Chronograph watch looks so beautiful and stylish. You can also include Patek Philippe and A. Lange & Sohne watches in your list..

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  2. Citizen eco drive mens watches

    Superb design, nice features and best quality.specially vary nice for gifting purpose to couples. Fantastic one!

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  3. Why didn’t you guys include the new Omega Dark Side of the Moon? It’s probably one of the most innovative watches of the last couple years with an all ceramic case, dial & bezel…

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