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3 New Omega Seamaster and Speedmaster Watches

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

As in recent years, Omega introduced  new watches in its Seamaster, Speedmaster and Constellation collections at last year's Baselworld. Here is what you need to know about them. … [Read more...]


5 Citizen Eco-Drive Watches from Baselworld 2014

Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono-Time

Japan's Citizen Watch Co. introduced a number of watches at this year's Baselworld, many powered by the brand's renowned Eco-Drive solar technology, which absorbs power for the movement from sunlight. Here are five new Citizen Eco-Drive watches (prices included) that are in stores now. … [Read more...]


A Look at New HYT H1 and HYT H2 Watches

HYT H2 Titanium White Gold-Blue

HYT, the so-called "Hydro Mechanical Horologists," introduced quite a few color variations at this year’s Baselworld watch fair. Both the H1 and the H2 collection have been expanded with various metals, with and without coating, used for the cases, and various colors of fluids to indicate the hours. Here are two that we've covered on Monochrome-watches.com: the H1 'Iceberg," a variation on the H1 with a white-and-ice-blue color combination, the coolest version of the H1 collection; and the HYT … [Read more...]


Introducing the “Real” TAG Heuer Carrera CH80

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre CH80 - reworked-Black

A few months ago, TAG Heuer presented a brand new in-house calibre called 1969. It was clear then that Baselworld 2014 would be the place where TAG Heuer would unveil a new watch containing that movement. And the brand did present a very nice one, the Carrera CH80, a retro-style Carrera inspired by the very first 1960s versions. What we didn’t expect, was that the CH80 presented in Basel wouldn't actually be the final version, and that some small but significant changes were planned. For that … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: 5 Very Unusual Timepieces

Urwer UR202S

Since I started writing my thoughts and ideas about watches on my blog, Fratellowatches, I have been visiting the big watch fairs like Baselworld and the SIHH in Geneva. Sometimes, one comes across some very odd-looking watches at these fairs — watches that perhaps should not be defined as watches, but as mechanical art or — as MB&F's Maximilian Büsser puts it — horological machines. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 5 Rolex Watches Introduced at Recent Baselworlds

Rolex Sky-Dweller

While SIHH is about to start, the watch industry is also getting ready for Baselworld. Every year, as soon as the doors of the exhibition open, there is a run (literally) on the Rolex booth to see what's new from Geneva's luxury-watch giant. Here's a look back at some of the recent Baselworld Rolex introductions. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Watch Review: Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

Patek Philippe 5990 Nautilus

Just two years ago, Patek Philippe introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome Watches were a bit surprised to discover, at Baselworld 2014, that Patek has already discontinued the steel 5980/1A model  and replaced it with a steel Nautilus Chronograph with a second time zone, like the one in the Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5164. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Rolex’s 50th Anniversary Daytona (with Video)

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona - Platinum - angle

Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, the chronograph watch made famous by actor and motor racing enthusiast Paul Newman. The anniversary edition that Rolex released at Baselworld 2013 still generates strong opinions in the brand's legion of fans. Here is a closer look at the watch. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097

Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097 thumb

Just in time for the new year, Breguet has wet our whistle with one of its 2015 releases. Breguet has announced that it will introduce the Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097 at Baselworld in March. The watch makes use of the open design of the Tradition collection and includes a new retrograde seconds hand. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider Explains the Rado Hyperchrome Ceramic Touch Dual Timer

Rado HyperChrome Touch Dual Timer - Black

Last year Rado introduced a watch that has no crown, in which the wearer activates the functions and sets the time by touch. In my opinion, the Rado HyperChrome Ceramic Touch Dual Timer, with its easy-to-use second-time zone function, is a perfect travel companion as well as a great-looking watch. Discover how it works in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

With Baselworld 2015 starting soon, I have as usual assembled my personal list of favorite watches from the 2014 show for you. In the coming days and weeks, on Watch-Insider.com, I will publish lists that are more rational and technical than emotional, but for now, here are the top 10 watches from Baselworld 2014 that I most liked and would likely buy. … [Read more...]


A Look Back at Baselworld 2014: Return of the Rolex Sea-Dweller at Baselworld 2014

Rolex Sea-Dweller - live shot

Along with our colleagues from WatchTime.com, the Monochrome team also spent a busy week at Baselworld 2014, and had the chance to see and review a number of new watches introduced at the fair. In this article from our online magazine monochrome-watches.com, we take a closer look at the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000, a highlight piece for many Rolex fans. … [Read more...]


A Look Back At Baselworld 2014: 19 Interesting New Watches We’ve Seen

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

Scores of new timepieces have been making their world debuts at Baselworld 2014. Here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on. Take a look back at Baselworld 2014 and rediscover some of the year's most interesting novelties. … [Read more...]


A Look Back at Baselworld 2014: New Breitling Chronomat Airborne Watches

Breitling Chronomat 44 Airborne

The iconic Breitling Chronomat pilots’ watch turns 30 this year. To mark the occasion, Breitling has released four new models of the Breitling Chronomat Airborne collection, in two case sizes, at Baselworld 2014. The watches have quickly become popular timepieces and are now widely available. … [Read more...]


A Look Back At Baselworld 2014: Tudor’s Heritage Ranger and New “Style” Line

Numerals on the dial are hand-painted.

In addition to the new version of the Heritage Black Bay, Tudor had two other introductions at Baselworld this year. The Rolex sister brand added the rugged new Ranger to its Heritage collection, and introduced a new collection known as Style. … [Read more...]


Tudor Watches: Getting to Know the “Other” Rolex

Numerals on the dial are hand-painted.

With the return of Tudor watches to the United States after a long absence, American watch fans once again have the opportunity to purchase timepieces from Rolex's lower priced "little brother" Tudor watch brand. Below, we take a look at some of the Tudor watches that U.S. watch collectors had been missing out on, along with some current Tudor watches — available in the States — that have been released at the Baselworld watch fairs in 2013 and 2014. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: My Top 5 Watches from Baselworld 2014

Tudor Black Bay

Fratello Classics takes a look back at the many Baselworld 2014 appointments, and in this article, I will show you the five watches that impressed me the most during the show. Actually, it is virtually impossible to come up with just five, as there were 1,500 exhibitors showing their goods. So, my selection is taken only from the brands that we (Fratellowatches) actually visited this year. The watches have now hit the shelves and are widely available. … [Read more...]


Rolex Expands its Palette: 5 Rolex Day-Date Watches in 5 Colors (With Video)

Rolex Day-Date in white gold/cherry dial

The Rolex Day-Date, launched in 1956 and touted by Rolex as the first chronometer wristwatch to spell out both the date and day of the week on its dial, has throughout its long history been available only in gold cases. That tradition continues with five models launched in 2013, which have either an 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, or 18k Everose gold case and are available in different dial-strap combos. … [Read more...]


A Look Back at Baselworld 2014: Seiko Astron and Grand Seiko Models

Grand Seiko thumb

At Seiko’s opening-day Baselworld press conference on Wednesday, the Japanese company introduced a new chronograph version of the popular Astron GPS and a new high-frequency Grand Seiko movement with a GMT function. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the Rolex GMT-Master II “Pepsi Bezel”

Rolex GMT-Master II - Pepsi-blue-red-wristshot

When Rolex unveils a new watch, it does it exactly when it wants to do it. As we told you before, when we were guessing what the new Rolex watches for 2014 would be, Rolex can be even more secretive than the famous Swiss banks. Our guesses turned out to be pretty accurate, and one of the models that we were hoping to see was the new Rolex GMT-Master II with red/blue "Pepsi" bezel. However, The new "Pepsi" elicited some rather mixed emotions at Monochrome headquarters. … [Read more...]