It could be called the Paris Fashion Week of the watch and jewellery industry. Held in Basel, Germany, Baselworld is the hottest yearly event for timepiece fashion trends and cutting-edge technological advances. About 2,000 exhibitors and more than 100,000 professional buyers and visitors, as well as thousands of international media were treated to a wonder-filled palace of metal and precious stones. Take a look at Baselworld 2014’s most unforgettable treasures.
Extra-thin with complicated functions
Watchmakers’ eternal pursuit is how to fit the most functions into the smallest volume. Light and satisfying watches still demand multiple complications such as tourbillons, perpetual calendars, and moon phases. At Baselworld 2014, a new generation of wrist watches made their debut with movements thinner than 8mm but with a host of must-have functions.
A world of blue sapphire in jewelry watches
Time and again at this world-renowned watch and jewelry show, jewelry watches highlight a theme. This year, manufacturers put the sky and the ocean on feminine wrists, rendering a blue sapphire world of infinite time and space. Some are with tourbillon and some show the day and night. Others have brilliant diamonds or enamel dials.
Practical watches with multiple time zones
However brilliant its decoration and complications, a watch always tells time, so precision and convenience will never be outdated qualities. Practical and professional wristwatches are the best choice for corporate types who hop time zones, but color and style will always catch fashionistas’ eyes.