The best pieces from the annual March gathering in Switzerland.
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Every March the major players in the watch industry gather in Basel, Switzerland to reveal the best and the brightest in timepieces. This season saw an incredible variety of styles and functions that will command attention on any wrist.
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Take a look through the first 12 of the very best of Basel. Stay tuned for more later this week on MensFitness.com.
With a “tsu-iki” (hammer tone) finish by Bihou Asano, a 3rd generation master metal worker, this watch celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the MR-G and as such will be a limited to 300 pieces, with only 20-30 pieces in the US.
Powered by Android Wear™ and in partnership with Surfline and Snocountry, the Mission can withstand the elements so you can take it with you anywhere: in the water, on the mountain, off-road and beyond.
The timepiece itself is powered by the OMEGA Master Chronometer 8900. This is the first time rubber has been blended with ceramic to create a new diving bezel. Orange rubber surrounds the first 15 minutes of the case while liquidmetal is used for the markings.
The piece is based on Oris’ hugely popular Divers Sixty-Five model and it honors Carl Brashear—a man who conquered not only challenges of race, but also of disability. He became the U.S. Navy’s first amputee diver in 1968, and then qualified as a Master Diver in 1970, the first African American ever to do so.
This heritage is brought to life today in two very special limited editions. This one is an automatic chronograph design echoing that of the 1913 Laurel with dials made in the finest traditions of Japanese artistry.
Heuer 01 was introduced in 2015 as the cornerstone of a new collection of Carreras. For 2016, TAG Heuer is expanding the collection to highlight the versatility of the modular case design by introducing multiple combinations of materials and colors.
This handsome timepiece is a reinterpretation of a piece that was in Tissot’s collection in 1936. It was after the impact of World War I that men started to wear wristwatches rather than pocket watches for practicality reasons.