Baselworld 2017: Rolex's Pleasant Surprise

Baselworld 2017: Rolex's Pleasant Surprise

Last year Rolex made a big splash at Baselworld 2016. They did this by introducing a Daytona that most resembled the legendary design of the 60s since the 1960s. And since the Daytona is Rolex's most loved model, the splash was large.

This year, no splash. In fact, most of what was introduced was a disappointment (at least from a purist's point of view): the new Sea Dweller is bigger and thicker and with a cyclops, no thanks!

The new Dayton is now available in a Gold-Rubber combo (wtf?), no thanks!

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SIHH 2017: A Look At Our Favorite Watches

SIHH 2017: A Look At Our Favorite Watches

Now that SIHH 2017 has come and gone, lets take a look at some of our favorite new watches. But first, what is SIHH?

SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) is one of the two big watch shows in Switzerland that happens every year (Baselworld is the other). SIHH began in the early 90’s with it’s first show in 1992 when 5 brands left Baselworld to set it up: Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Piaget, Gerald Genta, and Daniel Roth. Today the show has grown to 30 exhibitors. As such, the quality of the watches revealed has also grown immensely, which is never a bad thing.

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