Baselworld 2019 had its fair share of sparkle. Here are some of the outstanding jewellery watches that premiered at the fair.
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If there could only be one, chances are this would be it. Among the smaller crop of complications at Baselworld, the tourbillon still reigns supreme. A delight to observe, technical, scientific even, this type of regulator continues to offer brands an excellent means to demonstrate their expertise.
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Exhibitors at Baselworld remembered that women watch buyers aren't to be overlooked. Even so, only a few made a noticeable effort to introduce originality into collections, resulting in a rather predictable crop of new releases overall.
There was a time when visitors came to Baselworld expecting to be dazzled. But those days are gone. Exhibitors at this year's fair presented collections that were solidly grounded but lacking star quality. It was left to the independents to keep the flame of creativity burning.
Watchmaking has many registers and so does the chronograph. Performance-focused or a lesson in elegance, innovative or traditional, a record-breaker or a design delight, chronographs were all over Baselworld 2019.
1969 was an exceptional vintage for watches; the birth year of revolutionary movements and legendary models. And it was exactly fifty years ago. From the aisles of Baselworld to Biel, clearly life begins at fifty.
After the minute repeater, the tourbillon and the automatic watch, it's the chronograph's turn to show off its svelte figure at Bulgari, setting the fifth record in as many years for the Italian brand, which this year pays tribute to Gérald Genta.