Baselworld

Human Resources

Baselworld Managing Director Sylvie Ritter Steps Down After 15 Years

MCH Group, which organizes the annual event, said it had named Michel Loris-Melikoff to succeed her, effective July 1.

clock May 25, 2018Joelle Diderich

Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38

Watches

Watchmakers Show Off Survival Tools for an Apple Age at Baselworld

Exhibitors doubled down on mechanical skills in their fight against the industry’s bogeyman, the Apple Watch.

clock April 3, 2018Mimosa Spencer

José Mourinho, Diego Maradona and Usain Bolt at Hublot soccer event

Watches

Baselworld Opens With Gusto Despite Doubts About Future

Hublot kicked off festivities with a star-studded soccer match including Diego Maradona, Usain Bolt and José Mourhino.

clock March 22, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Movado will mark its 135th anniversary at Baselworld, and ceo Efraim Grinberg discussed the storied brand’s history and what’s ahead.

Watches

Movado Opts Out of Baselworld, Sets Its Own Summit in Davos

Ceo Efraim Grinberg looks to move beyond the trade show mold, reinvesting funds Movado would have spent on Baselworld into new initiatives.

clock March 7, 2018Misty White Sidell

Baselworld expects to halve exhibitor numbers in 2018.

Watches

Baselworld Trade Show to Halve Exhibitor Numbers in 2018

Hit by waning demand and the rise of smartwatches, the industry’s leading showcase is set to welcome 600 to 700 exhibitors in 2018.

clock November 16, 2017Joelle Diderich

The Michael Kors Sofie watch, the Chanel Premiere Camelia Skeleton watch, and the Dior Grand Sir Botanic watch.

Watches

Watch Brands’ Latest Look: Classic Styles

As the sector continues to struggle, brands at Baselworld focused on mechanical watches and vintage-looking styles.

clock April 12, 2017Haig Simonian

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze

Watches

Tudor and Breitling Alliance Sparks Speculation

The Swiss watchmakers have agreed to exchange movements, in what points to closer links between the two fiercely independent brands.

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Frederique Constant Manufacture Perpetual Calendar

Watches

Industry Sees Wave of Takeovers

The sector’s tough times have resulted in the sale of a string of brands, with many of the buyers from the Far East.

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Smartwatch Backlash: Ladies’ Watches Skew Glitzy, Feminine

Watches

Smartwatch Backlash: Ladies’ Watches Skew Glitzy, Feminine

As smartwatches settle into the market, jewelry timepieces are finding new fanfare as dressier, persona-driven alternatives.

clock March 23, 2017Misty White Sidell

Basel, Switzerland is set to host the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery show.

Watches

No Time for Doubt: Optimism Reigns as Baselworld Begins

Watchmakers and jewelers continue to face significant challenges, but most brands remain upbeat about 2017.

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Watches

Baselworld Facts and Figures

A few details about the world’s largest watch fair — and things to do when you’re not at the exhibition.

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The new Bulgari Serpenti watch with interchangeable leather strap.

Watches

Bulgari Launches Serpenti Watch Aimed at Millennials

Customers will be able to “compose” their personal Serpenti using a dedicated app installed on a tablet, with a total of 312 options on tap.

clock March 22, 2017Joelle Diderich

The Women's Collection

Watches

Baselworld Recap: The Battle Continues for Watchmakers

After a tough and lingering slog, watchmakers hope they’ve turned the corner and are holding their breath about the year ahead.

clock April 3, 2016Joelle Diderich

Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition

Watches

Top Watch Picks From Baselworld

Classic looks and vintage styles predominated at the prestigious watch and jewelry fair.

clock April 1, 2016Joelle Diderich

Delfina Delettrez Fendi watch collection

Watches

Fendi Unveils Watch Collection by Delfina Delettrez Fendi

The jewelry designer presented the Policromia collection at the Baselworld fair in Switzerland.

clock March 21, 2016Joelle Diderich

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