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!
Baselworld has achieved an unrivaled status as the one unmissable show for the watch and jewelry industry. The amazement it creates reverberates around the world, extending well beyond those professionals who attend the show to the consumers who know that what is presented at Baselworld will be the must haves in fine watch and jewelry fashion.
With over 1,500 brands from 40 countries exhibiting in spectacular pavilions, and over 150,000 visitors one of the things that most exemplifies Baselworld is its unique ability to unite the biggest and most prestigious watch and jewelry brands in the world, the best and brightest emerging design talent, the finest watch and jewelry retailers in the world, and the global professional press. All in one amazing location for over one week. Over and above that, Baselworld has firmly established its role as the most important platform to showcase those innovations, creations and brand new collections that set the trends and determine what will be worn and most talked about in the coming year. Baselworld 2016 takes place March 17 through 24, in Messe Basel, Switzerland. Be sure to check out the video above for a peek into the world of glitter and glamour that is the Baselworld International Watch Show. The video is footage from last year’s Baselworld, but more current videos will be appearing online during the event at the Baselworld 2016 website.