Baselworld 2019

When you think of great watches, you inevitably think of Switzerland, and that’s also the location for the world’s biggest annual watch show — Baselworld. From million-dollar one-offs to the latest smartwatches, we’re here to bring you the most exciting new releases, straight from the show floor.

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Garmin’s luxury Marq watches need dedication and a deep pocket to justify buying

Garmin’s celebrating its 30th anniversary in style with the launch of its Marq range of luxury, “tool watches,” which have special features that will appeal to adventurers, sailors, pilots, racing drivers, and the very sporty
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Carbon fiber is making Casio’s new connected G-Shock watches even tougher

Casio, a master of tough watches, has introduced carbon fiber to the construction of several G-Shock models, making them stronger and lighter, and allowing for some interesting design changes too.
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This $76,000 Grand Seiko watch has something in common with a plug-in hybrid car

How can a watch that costs $76,000 possibly have anything in a common with any car, let alone a plug-in hybrid? It's all about the complex, technically incredible Spring Drive movement inside this Grand Seiko watch.
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Tag Heuer’s Golf Edition smartwatch is a lot more than just a flash of new color

Tag Heuer's Golf Edition Connected Modular 45 smartwatch has a lot more going for it than just a flashy new color scheme. From the titanium body and black PVD coating to the new Golf app, this is a true special edition.
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Like a car, this watch has dampers on the strap to make it more comfortable

Like a car, this stunning luxury watch has shock absorbing dampers that attach the strap to the case, rather than a more traditional system, to increase comfort. We've worn one, and it really seems to work.
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New gold finish makes Frederique Constant’s hybrid smartwatch flashier than ever

Frederique Constant has found considerable success with its luxury hybrid smartwatch, the Hybrid Manufacture, and has launched several new color schemes to help bring it even more attention.
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Alpina makes its AlpinerX smartwatch even more attractive with new colors

Alpina has introduced four new colors to its AlpinerX smartwatch range, breaking the usually sporty watch out into a more everyday casual design, and given the tech a slight makeover too.
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The Tacs Nato-Lens is a watch for those who live life through a camera lens

Not all watches have to be round, or connect to your phone. The Tacs Nato-Lens is a stylish piece of wristwear with a design inspired by classic SLR cameras, making it a geeky timepiece for the camera and watch fan.
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Diesel’s denim-inspired smartwatch straps are a casual, colorful must-own

Diesel will release two new versions of the On Full Guard 2.5 smartwatch later this year, with seriously cool, denim-inspired straps in classic Diesel colors. We tried them on at the Baselworld 2019 show.
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Fossil is working on a smartwatch with BMW, and it’s coming next year

Fossil, the watch company that makes smartwatches under its own name and partners with other major brands too, intends to launch a smartwatch with car manufacturer BMW in the future.
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Casio's G-Shock Rangeman should be on your wrist when you're in the wilderness

Casio’s latest Master of G series watch is the GPR-B1000 Rangeman, which has built-in GPS and solar charging, plus smart features and mapping through an app on your phone. It’s also the best looking version yet, and we’ve tried it…
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You can control A.B. Art’s Touch X hybrid watch with gestures

Attracted by minimalist watches, but want to have some connected features too? The A.B. Art Touch X may fit the bill, with its understated design and hybrid smartwatch capabilities. We’ve worn it, and this is what it’s like.
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Mühle’s glowing S.A.R. Rescue Timer keeps time for search and rescue teams

Shining brightly on the Baselworld 2018 show floor, the Mühle S.A.R. Rescue Timer isn’t a smartwatch, but that doesn’t mean it’s not technically impressive. It has to be, because members of the German Maritime Search and Rescue…
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Smart Baraka is a fitness band to wear at the roulette table, not on the treadmill

You want to wear a fitness tracker, but not one that only looks good with gym-wear? This is the Smart Baraka, made by Italian men’s jewelry-maker Baraka, which will look equally at home in the office as it will in the gym.
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The Mondaine Smart Helvetica is everything we want from a hybrid smartwatch

Swiss watch maker Mondaine is ready to release a new smartwatch, the beautiful Helvetica Smart. The classy style hides sensible smart features, backed up by a strong app, making a very desirable overall package. We out it on, and didn’t…
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The only power this GPS-packing Supercharger smartwatch needs comes from you

Forget charging and forget replacing batteries, because the Sequent Supercharger hybrid smartwatch uses a true automatic movement to power its extensive smart features, including GPS and a heart rate sensor. It’s a revolution, and we’ve…
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Hublot’s audacious and expensive Big Bang Referee runs Google’s Wear OS

Hublot’s first smartwatch is the Big Bang Referee, a tie-up with FIFA, and is as ostentatious and expensive as you’d expect from the famous brand. We’ve got up close with one of the first examples.
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Kronaby refreshes its smartwatch for the new season, teases contactless payments

Swedish smartwatch brand has refreshed its range for the new season, introducing a new case size, new colors, and a new dual subdial version of the sporty Apex. It's also introducing wireless payments in the near future.