26 Reasons for Watch Lovers to Go to Vegas for the Luxury Suisse and World WatchMarket Show

 |  May 31st, 2016

Watch lovers kick up your heels and get packing. There has never been a better reason to go to Las Vegas than now. Beginning this weekend, you will have access to some of the most unusual and rarely seen independent watch brands at the first-ever open-to-the-public watch show ever to be in Vegas:  Luxury Suisse and World WatchMarket The exhibition will open its doors to watch lovers at the Trump International Hotel June 4 and 5, and will showcase more than two dozen top independent watch brands. Visitors can enjoy access to the designers and owners of the brands, as well as get a hands-on look at some of the most creative luxury watches and writing instrument brands. The show is open…

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Basel Bound: Off to BaselWorld 2016 — Get Ready for Exciting Times

 |  March 14th, 2016

It’s that time of year again — when the entire watch industry witnesses a mass exodus to Basel, Switzerland, for the world’s largest watch and jewelry exhibition: BaselWorld. This year, BaselWorld 2016, we will spend 10 days perusing the watch halls of the show and bringing you news of new products, new trends and more. WE look forward to sharing what’s happening over there — because the watches the brands unveil are the ones that will not only make headlines, but also mark the trends for the entire year. We work hard at this fair, so be prepared: in the next week we are just bringing short peeks at what is trending in BaselWorld 2016; we will bring a lot more detail…

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Here’s to the Official Opening of BaselWorld 2015

 |  March 18th, 2015

If you are a watch lover you know that there is one exhibition in the world that is not to be missed: BaselWorld. What? You have never been? What are you waiting for? This is one of the few global exhibitions open to the public (for a small entry fee) and it is THE show to visit.  In short, it is the largest, most anticipated show of the year because thousands – yes, thousands – of watch and jewelry brands reveal their biggest secrets: pieces they have been working on for years.   In superb exhibition space with two- and three-story tall booths watches and jewelry sit side by side with incredible art and cultural exhibits that tell each brand’s…

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We’re Officially Back: BaselWorld 2014, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

 |  April 7th, 2014

This was a particularly long trip f or me. It always is. Basel is an eight-day marathon test of endurance of strength and memory. This year, however, I also went a week early to Europe to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Bulgari (we’ll bring you more about that here soon).  So, two and a half weeks later, we return to the USA – intent on bringing all the news that’s fit to print (and maybe a little that is not).  Here we indulge in giving you highlights of the sheer dimensions and scope of BaselWorld. For those who already know and have visited BaselWorld, we posted an insider’s view a little earlier thanks to a Guest Editorial from watch veteran,…

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Another One Down – BaselWorld 2013 in Review

 |  May 5th, 2013

Few journalists have the incredible experience of visiting BaselWorld Fair for nearly 30 years.  It is an enlightening and always-changing journey. This year’s BaselWorld, we witnessed the third major change of the fair in three decades.  Years ago, it was simply a Swiss industries fair. Then it grew, many industries left the fair and it became Basel – complete with watch brands and jewelry brands from around the world. Then it grew, and the layout of the fair changed, with many more brands coming on board, more halls opening up and a bit of chaos in terms of layout and design. Then it grew – bringing us the changes of today. The fairgrounds have been totally remodeled to enable larger…

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