Swiss luxury watch manufactures have traditional presented their new timepieces to the world at Baselworld, held in March, and at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), in January. In the past, most the latest watches were not available for purchase for at least months, often even a year. It took that long for them to be crafted and come to market.
In a world of see it today, buy it now, that does not resonate with many watch collectors. This year, several watch companies are changing the delivery of their newest watches.
Breitling will start shipping their Avenger Hurricane, a self-winding, water-resistant chronograph in the next couple of weeks. Two watches from Ulysse Nardin that were unveiled at Baselworld, the Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar and the Grand Deck Marine Chronometer Tourbillon, will be released for delivery in April 2016.
While many traditional watch makers are maintaining their extended delivery schedules, some are moving faster to get watches to market. That is good news for collectors everywhere.
Rolex introduced their new Oyster and Cellini collections at Baselworld – see them here. Esquire magazines 8 Beautiful Watches from Baselworld 2016 for a few ideas. To learn more about how you can purchase these and all luxury watches, contact me. I want to help you find your dream watches!