Every March, leading watch brands clamour to Basel, Switzerland to show off their latest creations, with designs that range from cutting-edge and extravagant, to nostalgic and practical. This year, Baselworld 2019 returns as the world’s biggest watch fair, and the industry’s heavy hitters have pulled out all the stops to stand out.

We had our work cut out for us, but these pieces stood out from the bumper crop of fantastic watches, and now that Baselworld 2019 has finally culminated, there isn’t a better time to reveal our favourites. From H. Mosie & Cie’s deceptively simple offering to Rolex’s newest Yacht-Master, here are the best watches to look forward to this year.