Last week we reviewed the new Rolex releases from Baselworld 2018, which you can read about here. This week we’re highlighting more luxury watch models that were unveiled, including OMEGA, Patek Philippe, Zenith, BVLGARI, and Raymond Weil.

Trends we’re seeing this year are commemorative vintage releases, skeleton dials and record breaking, lightweight cases. The impeccable designs seen at Baselworld keep forging the path for future industry style.

Check out other watches seen at Baselworld 2018:

OMEGA Seamaster 1948 (Ref. 511.

About the Watch

The Seamaster was OMEGA’s first line of watches, launched in 1948 after supplying many a timepiece to the British Ministry of Defense during World War II.

With OMEGA having favor of both British pilots and sailors during combat, the Seamaster was created with post war civilian life in mind.

What’s New

This vintage Seamaster release commemorates the 70thanniversary of the model and includes a Small Seconds version at 6 o’clock and also a classic Central Second variation, both in steel on simple leather straps.

Each sapphire crystal caseback is engraved and hand lacquered with a 70thanniversary logo, a Chris-Craft boat, and a Gloster Meteor aircraft, in honor of the era’s veterans.

Retail Price: $6,700


Patek Philippe Minute Repeater (Ref. 5208R)

About the watch:

The original Triple Complication released in 2011 was the only Patek Philippe watch combining a minute repeater, a chronograph, and an instantaneous perpetual calendar.  Collectors and enthusiasts appreciate the ultra complicated, self-winding features of the model.

What’s new:

We see the Grand Complications model for the first time in rose gold, paired with a striking ebony dial with gold applied hour markers. The alligator matte black, handstitched band provides a simple, yet refined statement.

Price: Contact Jonathan’s for pricing


Zenith DEFY Classic (Ref. 95.9000.670)

About the watch:

Last year Zenith relaunched the DEFY series, an iconic collection of the watch family since the beginning when Georges Favre-Jacot started manufacturing in 1865. The original ‘i’’ was dropped in favor of ‘y’ in 1969 and remained in place until the late 1990’s.

What’s new:

The Elite 6770 movement is blackened and showcased in an ultra-lite, open titanium case. The eye-catching, original blue (open or closed) dial is fitted with a metal bracelet, alligator coated strap, or an antistructure rubber version.  The timepiece screams showstopper elegance.

Retail Price: Contact Jonathan’s for pricing


BVLGARI Octo Finissimo Carbon

About the watch:

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater was introduced a few years ago as the world’s thinnest hand-wound Minute Repeater model. This Italian brand is renowned for its record setting structure and technology.

What’s new:

This year was no different, with Bulgari unveiling its thinnest yet- the 3.95mm Finissimo Minute Repeater in a striking, ultra-light Carbon Thin Ply material, including the bezel, case and bracelet.  This extremely limited, Octo Collection style weighs only 47 grams and is water resistant to 10 meters.

Retail Price: $160,000


Raymond Weil Freelancer RW1212 (2785-BC5-20001)

About the watch:

Raymond Weil launched its first house-made movement in 2017, in collaboration with Swiss manufacturer Sellita.

What’s new:

This year, Raymond Weil is embracing the open worked dial trend, highlighting the exclusive CALIBRE RW1212. The open-faced dial showcases exquisite watchmaking technology and provides a transparent window into the brands elite manufacturing.

Three versions of the Freelancer are offered-stainless steel with blue indexes and hands, gold and stainless steel paired with a brown leather strap, and a full black PVD plated variety with rose gold indexes and hands.

Retail Price: Contact Jonathan’s for pricing

If you see anything from Baselworld 2018 that you want for yourself, let us know!

Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers has the ability to overnight new watch models directly to our showroom.

 Contact us here for more information.



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