It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least for watch heads. Watch fair season is upon us, and with the year’s releases already coming thick and fast, it’s time to look into my sapphire crystal ball and make a few predictions as to what I’d like —*and what I hope — to see at Baselworld 2019. Expect to see: New variations of the Tudor Black Bay Experience tells me that we’ll see the rose and shield brand add to its thriving Black Bay stable this year. Not exactly a wild and crazy prediction, but I’m expecting at least a few new variations of the BB dial. Tudor have already dropped a teaser on Instagram, suggesting a change to triangular hour markers from the familiar rectangles that mark the Black Bay’s quarter hours – just as they did with their Submariners in the 1980s. And I wouldn’t be the least surprised to see new colourways for the BB58 or, for that matter, new dial colours all around. Expect to see: Greater coverage of the smaller brands and independents Baselworld was once the biggest and baddest watch fair in the world; however, the past couple of years have seen its…

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