Archives: Watch Fairs

Basel 2008

 Anonimo Sailor Diver   You can thank Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe: when they launched their 1970s icons, respectively the Royal Oak and the Nautilus, the two companies re-wrote the rules for sport and diving watches. Although Rolex owners blithely … Continue reading

You Show Me Yours….

© Ken Kessler 2003   Ken Kessler recounts his first-ever visit to the Basel and Geneva watch fairs Mecca for watch lovers? Sure, if your idea is overdosing on what you adore, on being so overwhelmed by a surfeit of … Continue reading

BaselWorld 2008 Preview

(Jean Dunand Shabaka)     It’s Disneyland for jewellery and watch lovers, the annual smorgasbord(s) where every watch brand reveals what’s in store for the coming season. The extravaganza begins at the massive Baselworld event encompassing brands in the thousands, … Continue reading

Baselworld 2012

 HYT H1 As much as the annual watch industry event called “Baselworld” is a shrine to the new, it’s also a wonderful showcase for continuity. By its very definition, a trend should be something transient, with its own sell-by date, … Continue reading