BaselWorld’s show is the pinnacle of the year for the watch industry. The show features exhibitions from around 1,500 brands, attracts some 150,000 attendees and runs from March 19 – 26 in Switzerland.
The Baselworld is the most significant forum and trendsetting show for the watch and jewelry industry. They distinguish themselves by being the only show that assembles all the main players from watchmakers to jewelers, from diamonds, pearls, gemstones dealers through to machines and supply industry.
For men and women who want to know what they’ll be wearing on their wrists in 2015, Baselworld is the place to start. Here are some of the expected stars of the show:
Hublot celebrates the 10th anniversary of its now-iconic Big Bang collection in 2015. At Baselworld, the Swiss brand renowned for its “fusion” concept of mixing materials introduces the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold, which it calls “the world’s only scratch-resistant gold watch.”
Chopard. The brand’s new L.U.C Regulator is a reinterpretation of one of Chopard’s classic models. This 43mm timepiece bears the inscription ‘Chronometer’ on its dial, proving that the L.U.C 98.02-L movement at its heart lives up to the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute’s rigorous standards for chronometric precision. It also boasts the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark.
Fendi’s new limited edition My Way timepiece. Limited to just 50 pieces, this ultra-feminine model pulls out all the stops, with diamond-clad case and a removable fur collar in blue, green, orange, or yellow. The dial is also paved with diamonds. (The smaller 28mm version features a total of 421 diamonds, while the larger 36mm version features 667 diamonds.) A snakeskin strap from the Fendi atelier, in a colour to match the collar, will complete the My Way.
Hermès commissioned Buzan Fukushima, master Aka-e painter, a Japanese craft that can be best translated as ‘red-picture painting,’ for their new watch collection. Normally a designer of vases and plates, Fukushima has applied his skills to the Slim d’Hermès Koma Kurabé, designing twelve dials of different designs, all made from porcelain.
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