Baselworld 2019 | March 21 - 26, 2019

Baselworld is the world's foremost show for watches, jewellery, precious stones and related industries. It interconnects the industry’s top brands (including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chopard, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Breitling), the most influential media and the world’s most important buyers. Baselworld is the exclusive platform on which the major watch and jewellery brands present the year’s innovations to an eagerly curious international audience. Everyone who wants to know what the latest trends are and how 2019 “ticks” will find the answers live and firsthand at Baselworld.

Editorials by Watchonista

Thinner. Lighter. Stronger: A Look At Bulgari’s New Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic Carbon

This daring timepiece combines the best of Bulgari’s jewelry and watch-making skills: technical prowess, disruptive design, and innovative use of materials.

by Rhonda Riche – First, I must acknowledge the fact that I am biased when it comes to Bulgari. I love all things Octo. Yet, I will be clear-headed when describing the daring new Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic Carbon because its aesthetic and technical achievements speak louder than any purple prose that I might compose to convey my passion for this timepiece.

404 Baselworld Not Found – Website Outages, Brands Missing In Action, Flying Sausages, And Other Mysteries

I.e., What on earth are we getting ourselves into? #savebaselworld

by Josh Shanks – It happens every year, the instant the last guest departs from SIHH, the emails start rolling in. “Book your Baselworld appointment today!” or my personal favorite “Space is limited, contact me immediately to book a 1:1 appointment.” Seconds removed from SIHH, media are sent invitations, appointments requests, dinner invites, and repeated semi-personalized messages imploring us to come and view the various wares soon to be on display at Baselworld…

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The Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition

In 1952, Breitling developed the Navitimer, a revolutionary wrist-worn chronograph that instantly became a mainstay of every cockpit. It was worn by pilots for some of aviation’s most impressive developments, thanks to an innovative slide rule that enabled them to make all critical flight calculations. Breitling has now unveiled the Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition, which celebrates one of the most iconic early designs of the Navitimer, released exactly 60 years ago.

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Academia Slide – DeWitt's Playful Hours

Dragging, sliding, and now, toboggan-shaped: the creative hours of the DeWitt Manufacture are showcased on a new model, the highly original and playful Academia Slide. Directly inspired by Jérôme De Witt's passion for cars, it bears witness to the creative vitality of what remains one of the very last manufactures in Geneva to be 100% independent and family-run.

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HAUTLENCE Revolutionises The Hour Display By Giving Time A New Dimension

To mark Baselworld 2019, HAUTLENCE is presenting its eighth manufacture calibre and launching an exceptional timepiece: the HL SPHERE. HAUTLENCE is reconnecting with its original identity by going back to basics and offering an innovative way to display the time. Following on from the jumping hour disc and the half-trailing hour chain, it now presents a jumping hour that spins on a sphere.

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Anonimo Nautilo In Vintage Mode

After the creation of a new, more classical and urbane, line in 2018 with the EPURATO, now it is the turn of the NAUTILO, the famous diver’s watch to adopt softer curves. Still maintaining its technical performances, the VINTAGE version is available in a new diameter of 42mm, coming with a blue dial, a colour that has always dressed the ANONIMO dials.

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