Every year, two big watch fairs – or exhibitions – are held in Switzerland. One fair is Baselworld( in Basel ), the other important watch fair is the SIHH (in Geneva). All novelties and product launches will be displayed at these fairs, it is a fantastic experience to be there and experience the dynamics of the world of watches. With SIHH and Baselworld done, it’s safe to say that watch brands have released most—if not all—of their new models for the year. So with that said, it is a good time to pick our favorite 2017 watches.
1. Hublot Big Bang Moonphase
Replica Hublot watches celebrate its love for colour with the indigo blue Big Bang Moonphase. The iconic 42 mm tonneau case underlines the beauty of this monochrome complication. Six o’clock draws the eye to the moon phase presented in a round window, the skeletised hands let the intriguing dial take centre stage. A blue alligator and black rubber strap adds the finishing touch. Powered by the HUB1770 skeleton movement, the watch has a power reserve of 50 hours. With this timepiece Hublot presents a truly indulgent complication.
2. The Rolex Cellini Moonphase
You had the Rolex Cellini Moonphase (hands-on here). As far as I know, this was Rolex being more playful and “expressing themselves” versus producing something totally practical. We finally see a moonphase complication come back at Rolex in 2017, which fans have been waiting for since the 1950s. It can be safe to say that the Rolex Cellini Moonphase is the first moonphase from the crown in over half a century. What’s more, as you’d expect from Rolex, this modern take is not “just” a moonphase complication, it’s astronomically accurate for 122 years.
3. Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 42mm
Typically 44mm in diameter, for 2017 Panerai has created a slightly smaller, 42mm version of its popular dive watch known as the Luminor Submersible. It demonstrates a trend by Panerai to maintain its historic DNA, but to also improve and refine its product line while appealing to more people. The good looks and durable design of the Submersible endure and will be more wearable for more people. And it’s also among the more affordable, relatively speaking, of the new sport watches at SIHH 2017.