Baselworld is the most important marketplace and trendsetting show for the world’s watch and jewellery industry. Baselworld distinguishes itself as the only show that regroups all the key players from watchmakers to jewellers, from diamonds, pearls and gemstones dealers through to machines and supply industry. – Baselworld.com
Here’s an overview of 5 selective luxury watch brands which showcased their new models at Baselworld 2016 held in Switzerland from March 17 – 24.
GraffStar Icon Ceramic
Crafted in Geneva, these exceptional timepieces perfectly combine the highest levels of Swiss horology with Graff’s unrivalled gem-setting. Graff’s watch collections are inspired by a perfectly cut diamond. As expressed by the CEO of Graff Luxury Watches, Michel Pitteloud: “Inspired by a diamond, born of a diamond, as eternal as a diamond.” The mission statement has quite literally shaped the collection of Graff watches. It has wide range of watches from sport, dress, technical to jewellery for men & women – displaying strong visual identity. The new GraffStar Icon Ceramic comes with a ceramic case, mother-of-pearl dial, grand date, dual time complication with day/night indicator and automatic movement.
Harry Winston – Project Z10
Harry Winston entered the world of watchmaking in 1989 with its now iconic premier collection honoring the legacy of its founder by creating exceptional and unique watches. The watch creators launched poetic and sophisticated timepieces at Baselworld 2016. Project Z returns this year with a light, technical, and stunning piece. Project Z10 highlights a double retrograde display in an ultra-light setting and adopts a cutting-edge mechanical aesthetic, asserting its highly technical nature, but still designed for action and everyday life.
Rolex Perpetual Yacht-Master 40
Rolex is the pioneer of the wristwatch since 1905. It originated innovations in watchmaking, including the first waterproof watch, the Oyster and the perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism. Rolex launched its new Oyster and Cellini watches this year at Baselworld 2016. Perpetual Yacht-Master 40, emblematic nautical watch, is introduced for the first time in Everose Rolesor with a chocolate dial.
Tissot Le Locle Automatic Lady
Founded in 1853 in a small town, Tissot is one of the largest and most traditional watch brands of Switzerland. One can find both high-tech with modern looking wristwatches, and traditional looking mechanical wristwatches inspired from past decades. Tissot Le Locle Automatic Lady is a classic watch, to which a touch of contemporary design has been brought with a case size of 39.3 mm.
Ulysse Nardin – Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon
Ulysse Nardin was founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland. Being a young watchmaker he was convinced of rising demands of marine and pocket chronometers. They make iconic timepieces full of wonderful ingenuity and extraordinary technical achievement. Ulysse Nardin presents two impressive creations upon the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Marine collection. The Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon showcases dazzling breakthrough technology in the unmistakable nautical design of the Marine Chronometer family.