The Best Watches of Baselworld 2017
Of all the timepieces to debut last week, these are the ones to wait for.
This year at Baselworld, the watch industry’s biggest trade show, brands across the board eschewed the tricked out and over-the-top in favor of wearable timepieces in touch with reality. It made for a quieter, tamer show—not at all an unwelcome change. There were still a few brands offering unabashed luxury at the height of horology (Harry Winston debuted a pair of diamond-studded opera glasses with a hidden watch face, displaying an admirable dedication to creating pieces that dazzle). But the overall trend was toward versatility—be it interchangeable straps or a piece that can clock considerable mileage—and value. Here, ten standout watches to look forward to in 2017, each one an investment that’s sure to stand the test of time.
Related: See our picks from Baselworld 2016 »