Baselworld 2014: Brilliant Blue Dials

Eight watches across various styles and price points showcasing the majestic color

We observed the onset last year, but at this year’s Baselworld 2014 it was evident: blue watch dials are increasingly popular—and an impressive, classy alternative to the more common black or silver. There are plenty of variations in the blue, running the gamut from sky-like to deep and dark. Whether intended to wear during sport or work functions, the following watches garnered our attention with …

Baselworld 2014: Extreme Complications

Six inspiring pieces of otherworldly watchmaking

There are certain timepieces that not many individuals will ever actually own. A select group of collectors with plenty of disposable income may snatch them up—hopefully wearing them out and about every so often so that others have the chance to catch a glimpse of their brilliance. The following watches—that we were able to experience at this year’s Baselworld watch and jewelry exhibition—are such pieces; …

Q & Q Solar-Powered Watches

Colorful, affordable timepieces requiring zero upkeep

Sometimes all you need from a watch is reliability and a little bit of vibrancy. Japanese brand Q & Q (which stands for quest and quality), founded in 1976 as part of Citizen Watch Co., offers both with their new range of ultra-affordable SmileSolar pieces, now available globally. In a wide array of joyful color combinations, each watch carries personality and style that’s sharp enough …