Baselworld, the biggest watch fair on earth, is where aficionados drool over exquisitely made tourbillons, escapements and overcoils, and where luxury watchmakers pick and choose the buyers they believe are worthy of their wares. Monocle visited the 91-year-old expo to see the latest horological must-haves.
With sales of timepieces falling by 20 per cent in the first few months of this year, watchmakers are remaining confident by looking to their archives either to relaunch or emphasise classic, sober designs that are long…
Brands at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie luxury-watch show in Geneva have been inspired by celestial bodies and the search for new materials – with designs that shoot for the stars.
Taking place each spring, the BaselWorld trade fair continues to be the leading light in the global watch and jewellery industry. Tom Morris keeps a watchful eye on the new players, and some old favourites.