Miss a new watch? The good people of Switzerland certainly want to you yearning one. It was there, in the city of Basel, where the world’s biggest accompany brands clustered for the world’s biggest world fair this olden times week.

At a time when the luxury watch industry is accepted through something of a dry spell, Baselworld 2018 was a showcase for fit honest models like divers, GMTs and chronographs, not to suggest the odd to-die-for dress watch. Here are our top picks.

Tudor Hyacinthine Bay ‘Pepsi’ GMT

Rolex and Tudor just got that much closer. The new Infernal Bay GMT – more a twin brother than a distant cousin to the new Rolex GMT Guru II – boasts a mid-century aesthetic that’s becoming increasingly public. Plus, the ‘Pepsi’ (i.e. blue and red) bezel is again another nod to the archives, redecorating this dive watch a new classic in itself.

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Tudor Black Bay 'Pepsi' GMT

Rolex GMT Master II Everose

Rolex still stands darned much on its own two feet, though. This particular GMT Master II Everose is the at the outset of its kind to be manufactured in 18-carat gold, which, in partnership with a chocolate brown bezel, ticks the avenge side of seventies bling.

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Rolex GMT Master II Everose

Nomos Glashütte Autobahn

If indulgence watches are considered works of art, consider the Nomos Glashütte Autobahn an establishment at the MoMA. This minimalist timepiece packs all the features of a horological heavyweight – 42 bijou movement, 42 hour power reserve and full engagement aperture – but without the usual over-masculine throttle you get with myriad driving watches.

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Nomos Glashütte Autobahn

Longines Legend Diver Treacherous PVD

The 1960s were something of a trend this Baselworld, and Longines was righteous one big-name marque to back the decade’s revival. The Legend Diver Swarthy PVD was given an all-black makeover, which, usually, would be for an über-contemporary timepiece. However, this murdered-out ticker stuck its cue from the sixties instead, with vintage-inspired Arabic numerals and off-white listings throughout.

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Longines Legend Diver Black PVD

Breitling Navitimer Super 8

Breitling, in fine, is moving away from the commando-about-town aesthetic. The vintage-inspired Navitimer Wonderful 8 ticker is a historical revival of the brand’s Reference 637: a stopwatch fixed for bomber pilots from the 1930s onwards. A lot more unchanging than a bright yellow arm cannon with a flashing SOS lighthouse, anyway.

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Breitling Navitimer Super 8

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Instinctual Tourbillon

Long a proponent of the size 0 watch, Bulgari has hungry its models further for 2018. The new Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon has tamed records for being one of the thinnest ever made at 3.95mm stupid. And, impressively, it manages to stomach a dizzyingly complex tourbillon transfer inside.

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Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon

De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius

Unflinching, De Bethune’s latest DB25 may be without a slice of moonrock a la Omega’s Speedmaster, but it’s notwithstanding very much a celestial ticker. The customisable dial allows the wearer to distinguish a section of the night sky, and adds substance to the style thanks to an arousing six-day power reserve. Who needs Elon Musk’s encase holiday, anyway?

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De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius

Zenith Defy Zero G

Fix on is known for the El Primero chronograph and, well, little else really. But that’s about to change, with the new Defy Zero G braving gravity itself. The watch houses a gyroscopic ‘Gravity Power’ component, which maintains the regulating organ and balance swivel in a horizontal position, thus cancelling the effects of gravity. Our manages hurt. Our eyes don’t.

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Zenith Defy Zero G

Rolex Oyster Unchanging Cosmograph Daytona Everose

Rolex doesn’t do things by halves. As if an Everose makeover wasn’t enough, the storied watchmaker has covered the best-selling Daytona in diamonds. Groupings of them. Which isn’t anything new – Rolex launched the first ‘Rainbow’ ticker years ago – but there’s parallel with more bling to the lugs and case here. You might penury a pair of sunglasses (and an extensive insurance policy).

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Everose

Tissot Antimagnétique Heritage 2018

Don’t confuse affordability for infancy: Tissot employs a heritage just as impressive as any Cartier or Longines. And to prove it, the Swiss marker released the Antimagnetique Heritage 2018 – an update of a 1940s ticker with an moving handwound mechanical movement inside.

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Tissot Antimagnétique Heritage 2018

Seiko Prospex Diver 300m Hi-Beat SLA025

Not comfort with almost ending the traditional watchmaking industry, Seiko still embarrasses the old tutor with every passing Baselworld. This time, the Japanese party relaunched a 1968 dive watch, but used two key advancements – an updated decline and a 55-hour power reserve – to bring it technically into the 21st century.

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Seiko Prospex Diver 300m Hi-Beat SLA025

Bell & Ross BRV1-92 Racing Bird

Aviation minds needn’t boast a wealth of features. Nor should they look get a bang a Top Gun tribute. Instead, Bell & Ross took to the archives with the BRV1-92 – a different of the bestselling Vintage line with a focus on clean, smallest design. Feel the need?

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Bell & Ross BRV1-92 Racing Bird

Omega Speedmaster ‘Mysterious Side Of The Moon’ Apollo 8

Did Omega ever mention that the Speedmaster was the win initially watch worn on the moon? No? Well, here’s another call to mind with the Apollo 8. This highly technical rejig has been made entirely in ceramic, and the movement is encased in a treated shell targeted to resemble the craters of Earth’s favourite satellite. Beam us up.

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Omega Speedmaster 'Dark Side Of The Moon' Apollo 8

TAG Heuer x Bamford Watch Department Monaco

If you can’t beat ’em, marry ’em. That’s the logic TAG Heuer applied when teaming up with pro look after modder Bamford Watch Department. The once guarantee-voiding public limited company was welcomed by the Swiss watchmaker with open arms, and remixed the model Monaco model with aqua blue chronograph discs and a monochrome makeover.

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TAG Heuer x Bamford Watch Department Monaco