Baselworld starts in a few days, and so before we take off to cover the world’s largest watch show, we wanted to recap some of our favorite timepieces from the world’s most exclusive luxury watch show — SIHH. There were many beautiful timepieces this year at SIHH, so picking just five was not an easy task. Nonetheless, these are our five “Most Wanted” watches from SIHH 2014. (Click image to view the slideshow.)

The highlight of the 2014 IWC Aquatimer dive watch collection is a bezel system that uses an external bezel to control an internal dive bezel. Unlike any other internal dive bezel, this ingenious and patented design, allows you to use the dive bezel like a typical dive watch, but with the added benefit of not exposing the bezel to dirt and salt water. Not to mention, thanks to the preciseness of the sliding clutch mechanism, the rotation is about as smooth as it gets. Read More

The Calibre de Cartier Diver (shown in stainless steel with a rubber strap), is the brand’s first dive watch. It is powered by in-house caliber MC-1904 and is a true ISO 6425 compliant dive watch, while maintaing Cartier’s signature design aesthetic, such as the Roman numeral hour markers and synthetic blue spinel set crown. Moreover, it offers 300 meter water resistance in a case that is only 11 mm thick. Read More

The Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Pulsograph is powered by a Minerva movement made in Villeret for Montblanc. And because Minerva is widely regarded as one of the best chronograph manufactures, the Pulsograph which is powered by the caliber 13.21 (based on the historic caliber 13.20), is sure to be highly coveted among enthusiasts and collectors. Read More

The new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon comes in an elegant 39.5 by 11.1 mm case, and is powered by a movement that combines the brand’s patented stop second and zero-reset mechanisms for the first time, thus allowing the tourbillon to be set precisely, down to the second. It is nice to see a tourbillon actually used for what it was originally designed for — accuracy. And to be presented in such an elegant and subtle way. Read More

The Piaget Altiplano 900P 38 mm is the world’s thinnest mechanical watch. The design utilizes the caseback as the main plate to achieve record breaking thinness. All this is achieved while maintaining haute horology finishes and a look that takes Piaget in a new direction while still maintaining their distinctive aesthetics. Read More

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