By TLex So hardly a smorgasbord of new divers this year, and by all accounts no real show stoppers either (for me at least), but there were certainly some pleasant new offerings as well as one or two unexpected new models shown at Baselworld this year.
Below (in alphabetical order) is a run down on some of the more important new divers models shown. Which was you favorite?
ALPINA Extreme DIVER 300 Chronograph AUTO Alpina expanded their Extreme Diver family with this lovely new chronograph model. Looks great on mesh!
BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms BATHYSCAPHE This was an unexpected release from Blancpain, released to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the the Fifty Fathoms. It boasts Liquidmetal® bezel insert.
CLERC Hydroscaph H1 CLERC's first three hands divers model since the Scuba. The new Hydroscaph H1 with its prominent fluorescent yellow hour hand was one of the coolest divers at the show!
Girard-Perregaux SEA Hawk CERAMIC Seems you aren't anybody unless you have a high-tech ceramic cased diver in your line up. A number of the upper echelon watch brands have turned to ceramic for their latest divers models.
JEANRICHARD aquascope JR have given the Aquascope collection a new look. The watch is a little more generic looking than previous models with its single crown at 3, but is much more the diver!
MAURICE LACROIX Pontos S DIVER Maurice Lacroix have surpassed themselves with the new Pontos S DIVER. One of my favorites at the show! It looks amazing on the leather NATO. ML seem to really have their eye in!
Mühle-Glashütte RASMUS 2000 A redesigned and re-engineered Rasmuss from MG. This version sports a lovely orange sunburst dial.
OMEGA Semaster PLANET OCEAN GMT 'GoodPlanet' It's a Planet Ocean, what's not to like about it. Omega deliver the goods as usual!
ORIS Aquis Depth GAUGE Oris release a depth gauge that uses a simple yet effective way of measuring depth.
ORIS ProDiver Pointer MOON This new model from Oris reminds just how closely linked the moon and the ocean are. Not a watch for everyone, but still pretty cool!
ORIS Aquis REGULATEUR 'Der Meistertaucher' The return of an old favorite. Oris's regulator diver makes a welcome return.
RALF TECH WRV "V" Automatic 1977 Limited Edition This has to be the nicest and most unexpected release. The crowning jewel of RT's new 'WRV' family. Limited to just 77 pieces.
SINN T1 & T2 A new case material, a new case design and even new dial markings and hands, but otherwise bearing all the hallmarks of a great Sinn diver!
TECHNOMARINE BlackReef Ti ULTIMATE This one takes the 'What in God's name were they thinking?' award. Designed to shock - the good news is there are several other models without the obnoxious jewels!
VULCAIN Nautical Cricket 1970 LIMITED EDITION Vulcain faithfully recreate a classic milestone from the 70s.One for the aficionados!