Of all the timepieces introduced at Baselworld 2016, the giant watch and jewelry fair held each year in Switzerland, there were a few new luxury watches that  caught our eye and—we think—are so cool they’d make any collector’s head spin. We liked all of these watches for their slimmer, sleeker, more polished good looks and one is a standout for putting a new face on a classic version of one of the world’s most popular watches. Read on to see the cool, new luxury watches that won us over.




Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater

Why we like it Billed as the world’s thinnest repeater, Bulgari has managed to create a movement comprised of 362 components that’s only 0.12 inches thick and house it in a case that’s even thinner than an iPhone 6. Too bad it’s a limited edition of only 50 watches, but that doesn’t prevent us from admiring it.


Breitling’s Avenger Hurricane

Why we like it Despite it’s tough and rugged good looks, we’re intrigued by this this 50 mm watch which is made of Breitlight, a new trademarked polymer composite that’s reportedly more than 3 times lighter than titanium and nearly six times lighter than steel—so it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a 50 mm watch. The Avenger is also officially chronometer certified and has a power reserve of more than 70 hours.


Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona with Cerachrom Bezel

Why we like it Another limited edition that reportedly sold out at Baselworld, but we just had to include it in our round up. And kudos to Rolex for updating the Daytona in gleaming stainless steel with a scratch resistant Cerachrom bezel. It came in two versions—with a white or black lacquered dial.



Shinola Detroit Canfield

Why we like it This new chronograph with its thinner bezel and a big, open, inviting dial, has a more refined and polished look than what we’ve come to expect from this popular brand. And it comes in both a women’s and men’s version.



Tag Heuer Caliber Heuer Carrera O2T

Why we like it Affordability is all relative, but at $15,950, this is the most affordable Swiss-made tourbillon chronograph on the market. We love its tough, industrial look. It’s also officially chronometer certified and features a flying tourbillon.