The Cultivated Wrist

We’re just days away from the opening of Baselworld 2019, and while new releases are starting to trickle in, the biggest has come from a brand you won’t find in the exhibition halls. This is the first year Swatch Group will be absent from their usual spot in the main hall, but that didn’t stop Omega from dropping some major heat in the form of a new BA 145.022. This is how you re-issue a classic.

Be sure to follow our blog for the latest Baselworld releases and our reactions, as well as our Instagram feed for live shots from the show. We’ve teamed up with the legendary Atom Moore of RedBar who will be taking over our account for the show, you won’t want to miss it.

In other news, Rolex is already popping some teasers for their new releases this week, keep a keen eye on their Twitter to catch all the hype. In the meantime, here’s some of our favorites from last year, available now on StockX.

The return of the Pepsi bezel on a steel GMT was the big reveal last year, and pre-owned prices have yet to come down to anywhere near it’s $9,250 retail price. Early on pricing saw Asks well over $20k, but have settled in to the $16k to $18k range, where they sit today. Like all steel Rolex sport models, supply laggards way behind demand, so unless that changes, we don’t expect to see a major dip in prices.



The Black Bay 58 was a favorite from last year’s Baselworld. It took the beautiful throwback design of the Black Bay, and paired it to a more wearable case that measured under 40mm in diameter and around 12mm thick. A huge improvement all around. These have been tough to find in retailers all year, and remain so. As such, pricing has remained strong at or above MSRP.



This one fell in the shadows a bit due to other big releases, but we loved it once we got to spend some time with it. It’s a modern take on the Seamaster, and makes no apologies for its lack of vintage appeal. This one comes with a trick composite dial, and in-house movement, and is priced under $5k.


– The Watch Team at StockX

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