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Everything One Ought to Know Before the 101st Edition of BaselworldThursday 15 March 2018
Everything One Ought to Know Before the 101st Edition of Baselworld ⇒ For this edition, the Show of world premieres returned with the highest standards of quality in regards to luxury watches and jewellery. From 22-27 March 2018, the leading event, Baselworld showcases the latest innovations and creations in the industry bringing together some of the finest luxury brands, the most influential media agents as well as world-class buyers in a creative and well-appointed environment.
Although the number of exhibitors and space will double down this year, one can still expect the same standards of quality and prestige in every corner of the prestigious event. Whether if we are talking about watches, jewellery, diamonds, gemstones, pearls, machines, supplies, or overall latest advancements in technology, the exclusive and trailblazing event, Baselworld has developed into an unequalled and unrivalled global platform for major field players to discover new opportunities, collaborate together and exchange ideas. It is due to Baselworld’s extremely forward-thinking approach and ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the market, that it has retained its premier position of being the sole show to completely bring this entire community together.
Baselworld’s independent watchmakers’ exhibition area, Les Ateliers, will return once again for the upcoming trade show. The exhibitors at “Les Ateliers” include numerous brands and watchmakers which are renowned in the industry for their expertise and innovative spirit, among them MB&F, Louis Moinet, Graham, Paul Picot, Kari Voutilainen or Ferdinand Berthoud.
“With ‘Les Ateliers’, we at Baselworld give the art and craft of watchmaking the space and prestige it deserves. Handcrafted as one-of-a-kind pieces or fabricated in small series, the exhibitors’ timepieces cater to the increasingly perceptible desire for genuine artistic craftsmanship, sophisticated mechanisms and grandiose creative achievements”, explains Sylvie Ritter, Managing Director of Baselworld.
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A Handful of News & Trends to Follow
Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 to Debut at Baselworld 2018
Featuring a new TAG Heuer watch movement, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T is a COSC-certified automatic chronograph united with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon.
Grande Seconde Moon by Jaquet Droz
This stunning timepiece features on its double-level grand feu enamel dial an astronomical moon-phase indicator that requires adjustment only once every 122 years and 46 days.
Patek Philippe Will Showcase a Series of Novelties and Models
Besides showcasing its rarest handcrafts collection, Patek Philippe, a brand that masters the combination of traditional craftsmanship, innovative materials and new technologies will be showcasing numerous novelties, including the 6006G – Calatrava featuring a graphic-looking dial in ebony black and silvery grey.
Paul Picot’s Firshire Megarotor GMT
Paul Picot presented the new Megarotor GMT, the latest model of the Firshire Collection. This Worldtimer fuses the innate timeless elegance of the brand with exceptional horological intricacies.
Unique Chrono-Regulator by Alexander Shorokhoff
The new Chrono‐Regulator Skeleton is bound to mesmerise due to its innovations in design and engineering. The intention of the designer was to substantiate that even in a “skeleton” version, a Chrono‐Regulator can be functional and precise.
Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono Limited Edition by Hamilton
Introducing this watch to celebrate its 100th anniversary of “timing the skies”, this new watch features all the necessities you would expect from a pilot watch, including an oversized 45-mm case, chronometer certification, day/date indicator, and a highly legible black dial with sand-coloured and Super-LumiNova-coated numerals.
Harry Winston’s New Addition to its Ladies’ Emerald Timepiece
Boasting more diamonds than any other piece in the collection, the eight-sided timepiece sports a mother-of-pearl dial and a surplus of precious stones on the dial, bezel, lugs and crown.
Earnshaw’s Beagle Skeleton Automatic Woolwich Edition Has Arrived
The ES-8076 is a tribute to the Woolwich Shipyards, which built the famed HMS Beagle. The solid stainless steel case retains the gently contoured double level bezel design, and well proportioned at 42mm in diameter completed with a see-through exhibition case back.
The New Light Wings Jewellery Collection by Leo Pizzo
For the new Light Wings Collection Leo Pizzo was inspired by the animal that par excellence represents freedom and lightness. Whenever moved, the golden wings create reflections in colourful tones of yellow, pink and silver.
Le Rhöne Debuts a New Haute Horlogerie Collection: Double Tourbillon
Focusing on developing exceptional timepieces, Le Rhöne is set to debut a New Haute Horlogerie Collection featuring two double tourbillons, both with a silver vertical guilloche dial with and a diamCotes de Geneve / 5N gold indexes, a 45 mm Diameter and a case and bezel in white gold.
As a whole, the 101st edition of Baselworld provided insight into new developments and unveiled a new cycle of trends that are bound to capture everyone’s attention in 2018.
“Baselworld is a central meeting place, where all the actors of the sector come together, from production to distribution and even clients, consumers and enthusiasts. They come to discover the richness of the industry. Baselworld remains a unique place not only to look but to discuss, exchange and feel all the emotions behind the products, the brands and even just the atmosphere of the exhibition. Baselworld offers a global message that digital means cannot relate.” – François Thiébaud, president of Tissot
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