The Top 5 Watches From Day One at Baselworld 2016

Our sister site, is reporting live each day during the World’s Greatest Watch Show, Baselworld 2016. And every day they are nominating their Top 5 watches Of The Day, which we will be posting here on Luxury4Play. And for exclusive up to date videos of all the new watch collections, check out and subscribe to WatchUseek’s Youtube page.

Let’s take a look at Day One’s Faves, in no particular order.

Tudor Black Bay


First up, senior editor, Bhanu Chopra insisted in nominating the new Tudor Black Bay. Tudor listened to watch collectors and researched the history to finally produce a modern Black Bay while keeping the vintage divers in mind. Bhanu sees this as a future classic with Black Bay Dark, Blue, and now also bronze.  All of them come with the same in-house movement, shield logo, and “more concise” three lines of writing on the bottom-half of the dial.


TAG Heuer Monza


Bhanu also chose the TAG Heuer Monza, stating the fact it is a numbered special edition series (not limited).  The watch has a heavy emphasis on resurrecting the old Heuer that has the pre-TAG logo, fonts, as well as a pulsometer and tachymeter on the dial.  The 42mm case is made of grade 5 titanium with a PVD coating.  Even though it is slightly larger than the original edition, Bhanu says it is much more comfortable to wear due to the lightweight titanium.


G-SHOCK Hammer Tone


Watchuseek editor, Michael Weare, nominated the special edition G-SHOCK created specially for Baselworld. It’s designed using the Japanese Tsu-i-ki technique; a traditional craft method that creates unique relief patterns through hammering. The Tsu-i-ki method has been used to create parts of the Japanese Railway, Bullet Train and Flying Machines. The technique matches G-Shock‘s position & reputation for toughness and precision. This is $6,200 worth of watch from G-SHOCK!


Raymond Weil Maestro Beatles Limited Edition

untitled-11To honour its 40th anniversary, Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil has a rather stunning new watch which I tried on this afternoon. Just for managing to negotiate the deal makes this watch worth nominating. It’s a watch which honors the Fab Four as much as it does the watchmaker itself. The Maestro Beatles Limited Edition features the 13 Beatles’ album titles written around the bespoke dial, including a special reference to the Help album cover at 4 o’clock. The dial and the case-back both feature the official Beatles logo. More on this watch in a separate post later.


Bremont America’s Cup White Dial


Watchuseek’s Forum admin Brad nominated this watch, perhaps because it has the word ‘America’ on it. Last May Bremont announced a partnership with the America’s Cup Event Authority and ORACLE TEAM USA to be the Official Timing Partner of the 35th America’s Cup and ORACLE TEAM USA. As the first official British timing partner to the America’s Cup since 1851, Bremont produced these special edition series of timepieces to celebrate its involvement. A classic watch collection befitting the history of the cup and Bremont has launched two Special Edition watches, the Bremont AC I and AC II, inspired by the legendary J-Class yachts of the 30s, both classic and beautiful.