Omega's Seamaster similarly appealed to both men and women, arguably because of its smaller size.
News of Rolex's stainless steel Daytona started spreading around the Baselworld halls like wildfire. It reflects the everlasting appeal of steel.
Another complicated watch created in steel is the Frédérique Constant Slimline Perpetual Calendar. Though the (just under) $10,000 price tag may seem steep, in the horological world it's impressively modest, given that it's almost half the price of the next most affordable perpetual calendar model.
Rolex unveiled its 39 mm Oyster Perpetual Explorer, another in a series of watches that reflected the move to make pieces smaller.
The German-made Senator Excellence by Glashütte Original, is another attractive option under $10,000 (official pricing is €8,500). It features a very interesting, single-barrel in-house movement capable of powering the watch for 100 hours.
One of the smallest watches at the fair, the 33 mm NOMOS Tetra Nematik, was also an early favorite. Believe it or not it is actually much larger than the previous edition which, at 27 mm, felt much too small, proving the limitations on size go both ways.
Inspired by "railroad grade" pocket watches, Longines Railroad watch shows the time in a 24-hour format which is intuitive to use and pretty to look at.
The Slim d'Hermès, which made a good first impression on us when it was released in 2015, returned in a limited edition of 100 pieces with a superb enamel dial.
Girard-Perregaux debuted a cost-friendly version in stainless steel, with an attractive white dial and elegant feuille hands.
You might be wondering why someone would pay $55,000 for Seiko's new Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve. But it's a very special dress watch with artisanal dial created by Seiko's Micro Artist Studio, and a long-lasting manufacture movement.