Baselworld 2016: Watch Industry Excellence

Baselworld is an eight-day event that will this year be held from 17th to 24th March at the Messe Basel in Basel, Switzerland. This is the only place where will you find all the key players representing every sector from watchmakers to jewellers, from dealers in diamonds, pearls and gemstones, to all relevant suppliers

Watch Industry Excellence

Baselworld is recognised universally as the premier event for the global watch and jewellery industry.

What makes Baselworld exceptional is that it is the only show that reflects the excellence of the industry fully, by uniting every brand, from the smallest to the largest, representing every sector; each of which it offers a prestigious platform to present themselves in the best light.

What makes this event unmissable is the fact that 1,500 of the world’s best and most reputed brands choose Baselworld as the venue to unveil their latest innovations and creations, thereby attracting some 150,000 attendees from over 100 countries.

We have selected several of the latest watch designs, which will probably also satisfy your different tastes.

 

AUDEMARS Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver
Price: €21.300
The new Royal Oak Offshore Diver from Audemars Piguet has its Vickers in a delicious new twist. This year they will present a pristine white version in 1850 Vickers (hardness) Super White Ceramic, 40% more resistant to scratches than last year’s 1830 Vickers black version. Water-resistant to 300m, the Diver is equipped with a time pre-selection device that is in compliance with the NIHS 92- 11 norm. The watch runs with an engraved 22k gold rotor, which provides 60 hours of power reserve.
 
 

 
 
GIRARD – Perregaux Laureato
Price: €14.700
The Laureato was launched in 1975 as a quartz watch. Then upgraded the first time in 1984, then again in 1995 and the last time in 2003. The 2016 Girard-Perregaux´s Laureato comes back in a 41 mm diameter with silvered and blue dial. The 225th-anniversary watches are limited to 225 pieces each powered by a Girard-Perregaux calibre.

 

OMEGA – Planet Ocean for Ladies

Price: €18.800

As a preview of Baselworld 2016 novelties, Omega announced the Planet Ocean Master Chronometer for Ladies, a charming 39.5 mm model crafted from 18K Sedna gold. Slightly thinner than previous models, the new Omega Planet Ocean Master Chronometer for Ladies is matched to a brown leather strap with a rubber underside.

 


BREGUET – Classique Phase de Lune for Ladies

Price: €TBA

The new Classique Phase de Lune, that Breguet presented as a Baselworld 2016 preview, makes no exception and beautifully captures the quintessential Breguet style. The 30 mm fluted case is available in white or rose gold with a sapphire crystal to protect the grand feu enamel dial, individually numbered and signed Breguet.

 


 

 

The TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T+

Price: €14.300

TheTAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T offers a power reserve of 65 hours. All the fitting, assembly and adjustment work is performed by hand. The movement is housed in a case made from grade 5 titanium and it uses a different form of construction with 12 modular components. The case is waterproof to 100 meters.

 

 


 
 
BULGARI Octo Ultranero
Price: €7.200 – 9.500
Bulgari has given its Octo an all-black makeover with the Ultranero, featuring a black DLC coating on the case with pink gold accents. Three models will be officially launched at Baselworld 2016: the ultra-thin Finissimo Tourbillon, Velocissimo chronograph and the time-only Solotempo.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
BREITLING Exospace B55
Price: €7.950
This watch is outfitted with a Volcano black dial and comes on a two-tone Twin- Pro rubber strap. The movement is Breitling Caliber B55, a thermal compensated “SuperQuartz” a digi movement equipped with a wide range of functions: electronic tachymeter, a chronograph recording up to 50 split times and numerous aviation-centric capabilities.
 
 
 
 
 

 
OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean
Price: €20.000
The new Master Chronometer movement is a real triumph of technologies that are limited only by the fact that it’s recent and, therefore, hasn’t been placed into a lot of watches yet, the other reason is that for now, a lot won’t be trusting of Omega’s development until they have owned one for a few years.
 
 
 

 


 
 
CARTIER Drive
Price: €5.600 – 17.200
The automotive-inspired design is crafted in steel or pink gold – with a choice of a black, grey, or white dial. There are three models within the Drive collection, starting with a three-hand and date model, then a retrograde dual time with day/night indication, and a complicated flying tourbillon model at the top of the line.
 
 
 
 

 
RADO Centrix Open Heart
Price: €TBA
Rado will present a collection of decorative diamond-studded ladies’ Centrix Open Heart models. Two of the watches feature polished high tech ceramic middle links in white or brown, while those aiming for more understatement may opt for a classic brown leather strap. The 33 mm dial is enclosed in a gold-coloured case and studded with 12 diamonds.