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Baselworld 2016

Nucleus of the watch and jewellery worlds, there was plenty to pique interest at this year’s show


Impressions from Baselworld.


Blancpain launches four new Ladybird models in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the successful line.

Inspired by its eponymous AeroGT concept supercar, Bell & Ross show companion timepiece BR 03-94 AeroGT, designed by Co-Founder Bruno Belamich

A highlight from Caran d'Ache, the Spirit of Wildlife. Sculpted from silver and drawing inspiration from an enchanted forest theme.

Ulysse Nardin presents the Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon, with wood marquetry dial of nautical inspiration and slow-motion jumping hour. Limited to 18 pieces.

Caran d'Ache introduce amazon and lilac colour variations to its Léman collection, inspired by hues of the Geneva Lake. Also pictured, the Ebony pen in rose gold and ebony wood.

Pieces from the new Florinda collection from de Grisogono.


Also from de Grisogono: the Allegra rings, now also available in the new ceramic, gold and diamond versions.

Messika launches the My Twin and the Movetitanium collections, the former an elegant and modern take on twinship, the latter, dark and masculine bangles and rings with moving diamonds.

Statement pieces from The Zaha Hadid Collection, a collaboration between the architect and Georg Jensen.

At Jacob & Co. summer has already arrived with these colourful Las Palmas earrings in titanium, aluminium and diamond.

In stainless steel with galvanised dial, Chronoswiss novelty the Flying Regulator Jumping Hour.

Among the stunning creations presented by Damiani at Baselworld, the Fiocco Collection and the tiara Fiori d'Arancio.

The new Cypris bracelets by Boucheron, set in white or black diamonds and rubies.

Heroes and Warriors: a theme of Shamballa Jewels’ this Baselworld. Dedicated to men and making use of precious stones and beads.

Urwerk presents the reptilian UR-105 T-Rex, with a stylised criss-cross case in titanium and bronze. Limited to 22 pieces.

MCT introduces the new S210. At 47mm with titanium case, off-centre micro rotor and jumping hour retrograde, it comes with either anthracite or champagne colour dials.

Bremont Co-Founder Giles English fulfils his dream of creating a regatta watch with the Regatta America's Cup and the Regatta OTUSA. 

On display from Bulgari, three eye-catching novelties: the sinuous Serpenti Incantati, record-settingly thin Octo Finissimo Tourbillon and limited edition I Giardini di Bulgari.

A highlight from Glashütte Original this year: the Senator Excellencethree design variants that debut the new Calibre 36 automatic movement.

Tudor’s new Heritage Black Bay timepiece, equipped with a Tudor developed MT 5602 in-house movement and available with leather or metal strap. Extra matching fabric strap also present, as seen in the above image.

On a hand-stitched navy blue matt alligator strap, Patek Philippe’s new white gold World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930.

From Chanel, the Boy-Friend Tweed watch with Milanese strap in stainless steel and a tweed-like look.

Graff Diamonds displays new models from the Butterfly collection, including the Princess Butterfly. Tapering baguette-cut gemstones around pavé wings conceal a timepiece on leather strap.

New Premier Precious Weaving timepieces by Harry Winston feature spectacular dials in silk, mother of pearl and gold – made possible through the traditional Japanese decorative techniques of weaving and raden.

Chopard celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Happy Diamonds collection with a new women’s timepiece, featuring the classic cushion shape and prong set diamonds. Limited to 150 pieces.

Italian jewellery brand Antonini launches the geometry inspired Siracusa collection.

Created in collaboration with Canadian designer James Thompson, MB&F presents the HMX Black Badger. In three vivid colour variants, featuring milled blocks of lume. Limited to 18 pieces each.

Christophe Claret presents two new variations of its X-TREM-1 timepiece, using damascened steel combining either white or red gold elements. Each limited to 8 pieces.

Girard-Perregaux celebrates its 225th anniversary this year. On this occasion they launch a new model: Esmeralda, inspired by a legendary pocket watch from their archives.

Corum launches new Bubble models. Creative, extravagant and limited edition.

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