Baselworld, the annual watch convention in Basel, Switzerland is awash in glitzy timepieces covered in jewels, forged in gold, and studded with finely crafted tourbillons. But among the five-figure status pieces was plenty of wrist candy we'd love to wear that are (almost) affordable.
Tissot T-Touch Solar Expert
At Baselworld it seems that functionality takes a back seat to looks, but the T-Touch Solar is a triumph in both. The newest version of Tissot's popular T-Touch line (you can paw the face like an iPhone to toggle functions), is powered by light. Just one week in the sun will keep the quartz movement going for a year – as well as on board features like a compass, altitude reader, timer, and air-pressure sensor. [Starting at $1,150; tissot.com]