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The Best Watches of Baselworld 2019: Day 1


March 20, 2019 Watches By

Baselworld, the biggest watch event of the year, is happening now at the Messe Basel in Basel, Switzerland. We’ve got a team on the ground there to bring you the most exciting releases. Follow our coverage here, and also be sure to check out Instagram. We’ll be posting to our feed throughout the week.

Day 1 of Baselworld is actually “Press Day,” an opportunity for journalists to attend press conferences, take meetings and see some of the new pieces before the show opens to the public. But it’s also the day in which many of the watch brands, big and small, first announce their new novelties, and we couldn’t be more excited.

First and foremost, today saw the release of the Tudor Black Bay PO1, several new sport models from Rolex, and, though they were technically announced yesterday, all of Patek Philippe’s new releases (stay tuned for continuing coverage of Patek). On the more affordable end of the price spectrum, Zodiac announced its new take on the Aerospace GMT; Oris brought us the Great Barrier Reef LE III; Monta dropped its Atlas GMT, and many more. Stay tuned in the coming days and weeks to continue following GP’s coverage of all the Basel goodness!

The New Limited Edition Oris Diver Makes a Serious Statement
The New Limited Edition Oris Diver Makes a Serious Statement

A striking watch that manages to stand out on the wrist without sacrificing functionality.

Zodiac Has Brought Back its Beloved, Affordable GMT Watch
Zodiac Has Brought Back its Beloved, Affordable GMT Watch

Zodiac is continuing its tradition of recreating classics by bringing back the Aerospace GMT, an affordable dual-time watch.

The Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Batman’ Is Back in Steel & Better Than Ever
The Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Batman’ Is Back in Steel & Better Than Ever

The Rolex GMT-Master II will excite fans with its black and blue "Batman" bezel, steel case, and Jubilee bracelet.

Monta’s New GMT Combines the Best of its Different Watches
Monta’s New GMT Combines the Best of its Different Watches

With the new Atlas GMT watch, Monta once again offers a ton of value in the form of a useful complication in a solid, refined package.

This Funky New Tudor Dive Watch Took Everyone by Surprise
This Funky New Tudor Dive Watch Took Everyone by Surprise

The Tudor Black Bay P01 is an unusual dive watch with unique features based on a military prototype from the late 1960s.

One of Patek Philippe’s Most Striking Watches Gets an Update In Rose Gold
One of Patek Philippe’s Most Striking Watches Gets an Update In Rose Gold

The annual calendar regulator reference 5235 is an unusual watch for Patek Philippe, now done up with a two-tone dial and rose gold case.

Itay Noy’s Latest is a Playful Take on a Conventional Watch Dial
Itay Noy’s Latest is a Playful Take on a Conventional Watch Dial

The Israeli watchmaker's newest is a watch that integrates both traditional analog hands and "digital" windows on the dial.

This Steel Weekly Calendar Watch Is Highly Unusual for Patek Philippe
This Steel Weekly Calendar Watch Is Highly Unusual for Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe's new Calatrava Weekly Calendar watch is the brand's first non-limited modern steel timepiece.

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