Baselworld 2016

Baselworld 2016 attendance down 3% over 2015


Baselworld 2016, the latest edition of one of the premier events for the watch and jewellery industry , closed earlier this week. Some 1,500 brands attended this year’s event, showcasing everything from watches and smartwatches to jewellery, diamonds, gemstones, pearls as well as machinery. It was attended by more than 145,000 people from over 100 countries but the number of buyers and visitors was down […]

Baselworld 2016: TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Tourbillon Chronograph

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T

Tag Heuer last year announced the Carrera Heuer-01, its flagship timepiece for a new collection of contemporary chronographs. At Baselworld 2016, it unveiled a new model for the collection with a price point that will introduce tourbillons to many. The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T is a COSC-certified automatic chronograph with a flying tourbillon that will sell for under CHF 15,000 (about US$15,400 or CA$20,400). This is […]

Baselworld 2016: Romain Jerome Batman-DNA Gotham City

Romain Jerome Batman-DNA Gotham City

Baselworld 2016 is wrapping up today but with over 1,000 brands represented at the event, we’re still finding more than a few things to share with you. Case in point is the Romain Jerome Batman-DNA Gotham City. The Swiss watchmaker first partnered with DC Comics back in 2014 for Batman’s 75th Anniversary, this second timepiece is dedicated to the city that created Batman […]

Baselworld 2016: Chanel debuts Monsieur de Chanel, its first watch for men

Chanel's Monsieur De Chanel

Iconic fashion brand Chanel first entered the watchmaking business back in 1987. Since then, it has limited itself to women’s watches but that changed at Baselworld 2016 with the introduction of the Monsieur de Chanel, its first men’s watch. The Calibre 1 that powers it is also Chanel’s first movement to be designed and built in-house. Developed at Chanel’s plant in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, […]

Baselworld 2016: Nomos Tetra neomatik

Nomos Tetra neomatik

NOMOS Glashütte last year introduced its neomatik collection built around the NOMOS Calibre DUW 3001 movement. Recognizing that “even if the hands always move in a circle—some wrists simply look better with a square timepiece,” it this week unveiled the NOMOS Tetra neomatik, an automatic version of its Tetra square timepiece, at Baselworld 2016. Two models were announced, a white-dialed version […]

Baselworld 2016: Bell & Ross BR 03 AeroGT series

Bell & Ross BR-03 AeroGT

As expected, the Bell & Ross Aero GT concept is indeed a concept car inspired by the Rafale fighter jet. It is also the inspiration for a new pair of watches inspired by the automotive world – the Bell & Ross BR 03 AeroGT models. Both feature proportions and shapes meant to give them the same sporty and streamlined look as the AeroGT […]

Baselworld 2016: Michael Kors Access smartwatch

Michael Kors Access

As expected, Michael Kors, part of the Fossil Group, today announced that it is jumping into the the wearables market. It made the announcement at Baselworld 2016. Its first device will be the Android Wear-powered Michael Kors Access smartwatch. It, along with future devices, will be geared at the fashion-focused consumer. “Our brand is built on giving our customers what they […]

Baselworld 2016: Bulova Curv introduces curved chronograph movement

Bulova CURV

Bulova at Baselworld 2016 introduced a new watch collection. As exciting as new collections can be, this one is even more so as the the new Bulova CURV is the world’s first to sport a curved chronograph movement. The collection will consist of 12 different models ranging from casual to more formal. While Bulova has yet to reveal all the details, we […]