Choosing the three best watches under 5,000 euros from Baselworld 2018 was not the easiest of tasks. We have created a list of the top 3 most talked about watches under 5K, including two introductions that may have flown a bit under the radar in all the new-watch madness.
Omega Seamaster 300M
The Omega Seamaster 300M was probably the most talked-about announcement in this price range along with the Tudor Black Bay GMT. We have chosen the Omega for this list because it’s the perfect example of Omega’s ability to expertly introduce iconic watches that build on the brand’s rich heritage while still firmly placing them in today’s world.
Omega has successfully managed to take the design of a 90s icon and make it relevant in 2018 and beyond. This a something special, as the 1990s were not all that long ago and were defined by their unique style — a style that not many people are necessarily always thrilled about. The major question was how Omega could successfully update the Seamaster 300M’s design.
It’s safe to say Omega has done so with grace. All the recognizable shapes are still there, and the iconic 90’s-style stainless steel bracelet has been updated beautifully. What’s more, Omega also updated the dial by reintroducing the iconic wave pattern. All these elements together have created a new version of a modern icon.
Breitling Superocean Heritage II B20 Automatic 44
The Breitling Superocean Heritage II is not a new watch. As a matter of fact, it was presented at last year’s Baselworld to much critical acclaim. With an updated design based on the original watch from 1957, Breitling has succeeded in introducing a new version of the Superocean Heritage.
Baselworld 2018 saw the debut of a new, 44-mm version of the watch. That means the current lineup consists of the 42-mm and 46-mm models from last year and the new 44-mm model. You may be wondering: Is there anything different other than the size? Nope.
So why is it relevant to this Top-3 list? Because the Breitling Superocean Heritage II is simply a beautiful watch and is bound to become a Breitling icon in the years to come. The introduction of a third size of the Superocean Heritage II seems a bit odd. However, with three sizes available, Breitling will be able to win consumers the world over.
Sinn 910 SRS Flyback Chronograph
The last watch in this Top-3 might be a bit of curveball for some people. The German brand Sinn has always been known for creating watches focused on their technical and functional elements. Over the years, many people have become fans of that aspect of the brand’s character.
That being said, Sinn also creates beautiful looking timepieces. The Sinn 910 SRS Flyback Chronograph is the perfect example of the brand creating a beautiful flyback chronograph with nice vintage looks. Its off-white dial with refined yet subdued chronograph counters creates a watch that appeals to both lovers of functional watches as well as people who have a soft spot for very well-designed vintage chronographs.
The one thing we would steer clear of is the stainless steel bracelet. If you decide to go for the Sinn 910 SRS Flyback Chronograph, we recommend choosing from the selection of leather straps. We are especially drawn to the cognac and brown versions, as they make for a stunner of a watch.