Baselworld 2019

New models and new concepts
Exciting, inspiring and thoroughly modern: every year the biggest movers and shakers in the watchmaking world – from brands to purchasers to the press – come together to do business and exchange ideas at Baselworld. We visited the mecca of Swiss watchmaking to find out: What makes the watch industry tick in 2019? Which trends are setting the tone for watchmaking? Which new releases are revolutionising the industry this year? We have put together this exclusive overview of the most exciting and spectacular novelties from this year’s fair. Discover our favourites from Baselworld 2019.

A watch for the world’s oceans

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42

This new release from Rolex was hotly anticipated

The iconic watch brand is expanding its Yacht-Master line with the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42, which introduces a 42-millimetre case size to the collection.

This sporty timepiece features a dynamic maritime design and a distinctive bidirectional rotating 60-minute graduated bezel. The Yacht-Master’s matte-black Cerachrom insert of the bezel harmonises perfectly with the black hue of the dial.

The timepiece is perfectly readable even in the darkest conditions, thanks to the Chromalight display featuring oversized indexes and wide hands in a luminescent material.

A stylish piece of history

Heritage BiCompax Annual by Carl F. Bucherer

Contemporary Classics

Mechanical timepieces with retro designs have long enjoyed cult status. Design fans and vintage lovers are bound to swoon over this new model from Carl F. Bucherer. The Heritage BiCompax Annual is a contemporary classic, offering the latest mechanics with a charming retro twist. The simple, elegant design of this new watch was inspired by its predecessors from the 1950s.

The features of the Heritage BiCompax Annual are a throwback to a glamorous era: a pink champagne-coloured dial, a gleaming bezel and a crown and push button in rose gold. A cognac brown calf leather strap adds a final finishing touch to this elegant watch.

A special edition limited to just 888 pieces, this timepiece by Carl F. Bucherer features a big date display, annual calendar and trademark bicompax layout.

Retro revived

The vintage charm of the Tudor Black Bay P01

A unique vintage aesthetic meets the latest in modern technology

One defining trend from Baselworld 2019 is the retro look. In line with the current craze for all things vintage, Tudor has released the new Black Bay P01 as a reinterpreted heritage piece.


Here a unique vintage aesthetic combines with the latest in modern technology: the new Tudor Black Bay P01 was inspired by a prototype from the 1950s that was developed as part of a study and remained forgotten in the company’s archives – until now. A story with a happy ending: fifty years after it was first created, the prototype received a new lease on life in the shape of the Tudor Black Bay P01, marking the first time this watch has actually gone into production. The perfect blend of a diving and maritime watch, the Black Bay P01 delights with its modern retro design and contemporary sporty charm.

Design perfected

The new L.U.C Flying T Twin by Chopard

A timepiece for the modern gentleman and watch connoisseur

Equipped with a flying tourbillon, the L.U.C Flying T Twin by Chopard sets new standards for elegance and perfection at this year’s Baselworld.


The L.U.C Flying T Twin bears the Hallmark of Geneva and delights with its stylish and sophisticated design. It is a true masterpiece, both technically and aesthetically, with a handcrafted guilloche dial in gold, harmonious proportions and an extra-slim case in rose gold.


A chronometer with a flying tourbillon, the L.U.C Flying T Twin features a large opening at 6 o’clock through which the pulsating mechanical movement powering the timepiece can be admired.


This coveted special edition is limited to just 50 pieces.

The return of an icon

TAG Heuer’s Autavia inspires a longing for adventure

For a new generation of explorers ...

... TAG Heuer offers this innovative new timepiece. The Autavia, originally developed for use in motorsport and aviation, is now shining with new splendour.

Inspired by the original Autavia models, the innovative technology of this new piece is bound to captivate a new generation of adventurers.

The name Autavia, derived from a combination of automobile and aviation, reflects the bold adventurous spirit of this contemporary wristwatch.

The heart of the watch – the balance spring – is anti-magnetic, shock-resistant and patented by TAG Heuer. The carbon composite balance spring reveals TAG Heuer’s avant-garde watchmaking craftsmanship and reflects a skilful blend of tradition and technology.

Colourful spectacle

A bold red strap puts a new twist on the Oris Aquis Date

This Baselworld novelty is all about showing your true colours

The Oris Aquis Date features a bright red rubber strap that cuts a refreshingly dynamic figure on the wrist. A reinterpretation of the iconic diver’s watch, the Aquis Date is as useful underwater as it is casually elegant on land.

The Oris Aquis Date Relief is not just a powerful diver’s watch but also supports a good cause. The model is the result of a new partnership with open-water swimmer and water ambassador Ernst Bromeis. It was inspired by Oris’ commitment to raising awareness about the global importance of water. This commitment is reflected in the sophisticated design elements: the dial is a nod to the colour of a stormy sea, and the bezel is characterised by a relief-inspired minute scale.

Deep black elegance

The pure beauty of the Venturer Small Seconds Vantablack® by H. Moser & Cie.

Less is more

Simplicity is the credo of the latest creation coming out of the family-run watchmaking house H. Moser & Cie. The Venturer Small Seconds Vantablack® captures the spirit of the moment with its black hue and elegant watchmaking finesse.


The timepiece combines the gentle warm tones of 5K rose gold with an ultra-black dial in Vantablack®, an innovative material used in astrophysics. A bold design choice has left the dial free of any logos or indexes, letting the simple and elegant deep black surface enjoy the spotlight – the embodiment of minimalism and understated luxury.