Dress Watches at Baselworld

Baselworld is a significant event for everyone in the watch making industry. Unlike the SIHH event which is held annually though, the focus on this show is more on sports watches. But even a man who loves his sports watch to death needs at least one dress watch that can be worn for more formal occasions. So what exactly did Baselworld 2011 offer in this regard? Below are some notable choices:

  • Blackpain Villeret Timezone 30 Minutes Demi-Savonette – made with 18k gold, this timepiece is the perfect watch for global travelers who want convenient timekeeping. It is capable of showing half-hour differences in time zones.
  • Raymond Weil Maestro Moonphase – this brand may not be the first one you think of but this particular creation is spot on. The stainless steel case provides a touch of classiness without feeling old. Measuring 39.5mm in diameter, its dial also has a circular grain in the outer part and the sub dial. It is powered by the RW4500 calibre with 28,800 vibrations an hour.

Dress watches are those that do not exceed 37mm in diameter and they should ideally be as flat as possible. This is not always the case because there are also extremely attractive timepieces that can be called dress watches without fitting into these criteria. Basically, a good dress watch should be made with precious metals and have mechanical movement.

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