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Baselworld 2018: Updated Models, New Collections and More

We recently returned from a busy couple of days at Baselworld and had a great time meeting with some of the biggest and best brands in the industry and seeing their latest innovations. Highlights included sitting with the US President of Zenith, Thierry Collot, and adding some new brands to our product offerings that we know our customers are going to love.

One of our favorite parts of the trip each year is seeing what new models, collections and technologies are unveiled by our brand partners. Here are some of the standouts from this year’s show.

OMEGA announced the debut of their timepiece honoring the Apollo 8 mission in 1968. Featuring a skeletonized dial that reveals a laser-ablated movement accurately depicting the lunar surface and a case back etched with the words “we’ll see you on the other side,” this watch truly embodies the pioneering spirit of the Apollo mission. This revolutionary timepiece will be available in stores starting in August 2018.

Omega Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” Apollo 8
OMEGA Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” Apollo 8

OMEGA also announced their updated Seamaster Diver 300m collection. Celebrating 25 years, each piece in the collection has received a makeover with features to enhance precision and performance. The collection boasts 14 new models, 6 stainless steel and 8 stainless steel and gold, all on a rubber strap or a metal bracelet.

Seamaster Diver 300m Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer
Seamaster Diver 300m OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer

Nomos Glashutte celebrated the start of spring with their release of the Tetra Petit Four Series, classic square Tetra timepieces in four beautiful new colors – matcha, grenadine, azure and pearl.

Nomos Glashutte Tetra Petit Four collection
Nomos Glashutte Tetra Petit Four collection

Nomos also debuted an entirely new model, the Autobahn, which comes in three driving-inspired versions designed in collaboration with Werner Aisslinger. Named after the famous highway without a speed limit and featuring a three-lane date window, a ring of superluminova fields that allows the time to be displayed in the dark and the new Neomatik caliber, the collection combines modern design with the watchmaking technologies the brand is known for.

Nomos Glashutte Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date Midnight Blue
Nomos Glashutte Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date Midnight Blue

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 9S automatic caliber, Grand Seiko unveiled three limited edition timepieces in platinum, 18k gold and stainless steel. Each watch pays tribute to the precision of the 9S caliber, the launch of which in 1998 remains one of the most defining and impactful moments in Grand Seiko history.

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Special
Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Special

Casio G-SHOCK unveiled several innovations at this year’s show including the first-ever connected MT-G timepiece which features Bluetooth capabilities and a smartphone link via the G-SHOCK Connected app. This watch will be available in stores beginning in July 2018.


As always, we are proud to partner with brands who share our passion for innovation and advancement. If any of these unique timepieces catches your eye and you want to learn more, simply contact us or stop in one of our stores.

About The Author: Scott Meller


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott joined Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. under the tutelage of his father, Sol. As a fourth generation family member, Scott’s forward-thinking business acumen has placed Feldmar on the cutting edge of the luxury timepiece market. Scott’s favorite part about working at Feldmar is being a part of his family’s multi-generational business and having worked alongside his father. His accomplishments are many, including the expansion and remodel of the Feldmar flagship store, as well as a second location inside The Beverly Hilton.

Since attending Santa Monica College, Scott has become an expert in the technical aspects of the timepieces sold at Feldmar. Each year, he travels to Switzerland—the watchmaking capital of the world—to attend the Baselword Watch & Jewelry Fair and build upon his extensive knowledge of this quickly-evolving industry.

Scott is very proud of the way Feldmar customers are put first: “We regularly go out of our way to meet the needs of our clients. A client once purchased a rather significant watch as a birthday gift for his brother who lived in New York. Our client asked how we were going to deliver the gift and we responded with the typical answer, we would ship it by FedEx. After we answered his question, we could tell that he wanted a more personalized experience for the delivery and offered to have it hand-delivered by one of our associates. He lit up at the thought, and so off went one of our associates to New York City for the day to hand-deliver the gift.”

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