From March 23th until the 30th, Baselworld will make our clockwork dreams come true, expect hundreds of thousands of visitors hungry for the latest timepieces from the best manufacturers in the world, a true showcase of the elite.
The city of Basel plays a really important role in the European jewelry and luxury watch market, as well as art market and the world. Holding two world renown events every year, Baselworld and Art Basel, where the latter includes international spin-off in both Miami and Hong Kong, Basel is one of Europe’s most influential cultural centers. It goes without saying that it is also the city with the highest density of art galleries in the world, with over 40 art galleries/museums in a space of 37square kilometers.
In a remarkable celebration of the best achievements in jewelry and watchmaking, find the highlighting brands that are going to join in the globally celebrated event as well as their extraordinary and extravagant designs.
Having an extensive background in watchmaking, the high-end and prestigious brand based in Chaux-de-Fonds, Angelus has become one of the most influential manufacturers in the industry. The luxurious brand will showcase the U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon which is described as “an authentic Haute Horlogerie sculpture”. Seeking for transparency, each element of the watch was preserved while maintaining a much-needed rigidity and sturdiness. Made from sapphire, this majestic watch showcases prominent 3D architecture features.
Renowned for their astonishing skeleton watches, Armin Strom brings in a new interpretation of tradition and architectural movement. Through a complex watchmaking process, the brand follows a philosophy of “resonance, whereby two balance wheels oscillating in close proximity influence each other and ultimately synchronize”, this can be noticed in Mirrored Force Resonance, a precise and energy saving timepiece.
Recognized for being a force of nature in regards to the reinvention and transformation of pieces, the imperial brand is often capable of blending in a mechanical precision, a superior level of watchmaking with the finest materials as well as conveying to state-of-the-art electronics. Recently, they showcased the most resourceful cigar cabinet ever, dubbed as Emperador which consisted of twenty-four cigars all rolled in fine gold leaf and severely protected by individual glass sleeves so as to not suffer any damage. It becomes a true experience to the senses while exploration a new another level of sophistication and cleverness.
Combining symbolisms of traditional Swiss watchmaking and artistry with mythological beliefs and cutting-edge materials, the Neuchâtel-based brand focuses on keeping an artisanal heritage while producing high-end jewelry. Sappheiros Tourbillon Black Edition is one of the exhibitions of the brand at BaselWorld. This timepiece is covered in a carbon coating and provides unique light effects. Besides its functionality, this piece is a defying and timeless design that highlights a historical sense and everlasting adoration.
Fusing watchmaking with cars mechanisms, the ingenious brand carries on a passionate and intense approach towards producing high-quality materials. Characterized by a sleek interior, Rebellion’s Predator 2.0 Regulator Tourbillon has a modular and customizable case that symbolizes the brand’s principles of tradition and precision. This empowering timepiece has an incredible sum of 65 hours of power reserve.
Characterized by its singular Latin Heritage, Cuervo y Sobrinos has a unique sense of tradition and identity. It’s jewelry and watchmaking pieces display a sleek style and high-quality, exuding warmth, glamor, and refinement. By virtue of such, the brand’s Torpedo Pirata Chrono Day Date brings the Caribbean spirit to Swiss manufacturing and its design was inspired by the buccaneers.
The recently founded Swiss brand best defines its style as a “Luxury of Tomorrow”. Producing fine pieces of watches and jewelry, Gvchiani is led by Shant Ghouchian who has an avant-garde notion of luxury which can be easily seen in his modern pieces. The Big Square Chronograph is one of the brand’s most distinguished timepieces to be presented at Basel, displaying a lengthened dimension and showing no traditional characteristics whatsoever. “Designed by brand founder Shant Ghouchian, the hands move as if by magic beneath this signature X as if to symbolize Gvchiani’s arrival in the elite circle of luxury watchmaking.”
Recognized as one of the leading watchmakers in the whole wide world, Hamilton is best characterized by its “American spirit and Swiss precision” as well as a supreme aviation heritage. Its products showcase an exceptional design approach as they create sophisticated and functional pieces. At BaselWorld, Hamilton is going to present to the world the astonishing Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono, an exquisite timepiece that offers a classic aviation resemblance, an x-shaped case and a monochrome styling. However, what differentiates this watch from others is the components that make its inside, from automatic Valjoux movement to a drift-angle calculator.
Based in Chaux-de-Fonds, the Swiss company manufactures a cluster of remarkable and luxurious pieces, from watches to fashion accessories. While it was only launched in 2015, the Carrera Heuer-01 has quickly become the brand’s signature Chronograph due to its contemporary, elegant and all-ceramic styling as well as a deep black shade.
The Internationally successful and acclaimed brand makes sure each product concentrates the much-wanted Swiss quality. Having a distinctive touch for innovation and tradition, Tissot produces authentic and efficient watches. During BaselWorld, the brand in collaboration with MotoGP will show the magnificent T-Race Automatic Limited Edition, every component of the timepiece was carefully selected in order to also represent characteristics of the motorcycle industry, resulting in a wonderful design of black and pink gold tones.
Based in Genève, the brand was established by Aletta Bax and Peter Stas back in 1988. The brand’s style is best described as a traditional approach to design while producing timeless pieces, in their creations, they also showcase the utmost fondness for details. At the esteemed trade show, Frederique Constant is set to disclose the reinvented Classic Worldtimer Manufacture with a case in golden tones and an interior of chocolate color. The watch is marked by clean lines and an extraordinary simplicity.
Described as the pioneers of innovative movements in the watchmaking industry, Hublot has the knowledge to develop ground-breaking timepieces through the use of cutting-edge materials and forms. Hublot’s Big Bang Unico GMT follows this notion while combining ingenuity with simplicity. It is the perfect watch for those who are often in different time zones.
Setting a standard of excellence and improvement since 1735, Blancpain is celebrated for creating mechanical timepieces that uphold a certain style of tradition as well as a provocative sense. The Fifty Fathoms Bathy is a vintage-inspired timepiece that surveys to the brand’s principles. It is represented by a high-level of precision, “The watch beats to the rhythm of Calibre 1150, an authentic technical feat notably comprising two series-coupled barrels delivering a 100-hour autonomy.”
One of the leading fronts of wrist chronographs, the Grenchen-based watchmaker specializes in conceiving technical watches, and at the same time, it is also a supplier for aviation purposes. This can be understood in Colt Skyracer, a light, and sturdy vessel by Breitling. While it may be light, the materials that compose this masterpiece offer paramount resistance against gradual decadence.
Remarked for an unmeasurable passion and experience, Eberhard & Co has a prolonged background and history on producing high-quality and exceptional designs. Showcasing a new automatic model of its Scafograf 300 that is notorious for its bi-directional bezel shaped with steel.
The Global fashion phenomenon is notorious for its workmanship techniques and superb aesthetics. Gucci provides fashion and design enthusiasts with the most curated and luxurious selection of goods, perpetuating a bewitching world of jewelry and watches. Le Marché des Merveilles is no exception to this rule as it highlights gracefully embroidered elements of a bee, a tiger and a snake against the illustrious Gucci stripe. The cases of each watch were made in stainless steel.
Perhaps one of the most indulging American brands of fashion, Calvin Klein is famous for is wide-ranging products that vary from clothing apparel to accessories, to furnishings and watches and several others. The prestigious brand is presenting a beloved Swiss trade show, the Calvin Klein Minimal which is characterized by a harmonious and meticulous design as well as understated graphic lines. This masterwork revisits a grand classic and adds an, even more, vintage and authentic touch to the brand’s collection of watches.