Watchbazar had a great time at the Baselworld 2016 and covered most of the exibit in details.We shall keep you updated with all the great info we collected and images of some great timepieces.
Watch this space ………….
Baselworld 2016 is almost here. A Mecca for exquisite gems, breath-taking jewellery and haute horology it takes an engineering degree to get your head around, calling Baselworld a trade fair is correct, albeit somewhat of an understatement.
Watchbazar shall keep you updated with live news and trends from Baselworld 2016…. Stay tuned
Fitbit in January during the CES 2016 trade show introduced the FITBIT Blaze with fitness tracking features along with customisable textured rubber bands, leather bands, and metal bracelet.
The Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch will be globally available for buy starting in March 2016. It will be available with black, blue, and plum bands to begin with, along with a stylish collection of premium accessory bands and frames including leather and stainless steel. Priced at 19900.
Watchbazar got close to the Blaze and found it more stylish than its other Fitbit brothers and sisters, it actually looks perfectly presentable.It has an octagonal face with an elastomer band and steel casing.
Fitbit Blaze is a sleek, versatile timepiece that fits your personal style with:
Fitbit Blaze comes with features like FitStar on-screen workouts, GPS, PurePulse heart rate tracking, and SmartTrack automatic exercise. It can display smart notifications like call, text and calendar alerts and claims to have a battery life of up to 5 days. According to the company, the Blaze smartwatch will be compatible with more than 200 Android, iOS, and Windows mobile devices.
SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition automatically recognizes and records continuous movement activities like biking, hiking and running, with general categories for aerobic workouts (i.e., Zumba®, cardio-kickboxing and other dance classes) and sports (i.e., tennis, basketball and soccer). It gives you more ways to stay motivated and get credit for your workouts by effortlessly recording them in the Fitbit app and automatically adding them toward weekly exercise goals.
While FitStar personal trainer will deliver guided instructions and animated images to workouts (Warm It Up (8 minutes), 7 Minute Workout, and 10 Minute Abs), SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition will automatically recognise and record continuous movement activities like biking, hiking and running.
Baselworld is the most important marketplace and trendsetting show for the world’s watch and jewellery industry ,organized each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland.
The history of the show dates back to 1917 with the opening of the first Schweizer Mustermesse Basel(muba), of which a section was devoted to watches and jewelery.
Baselworld distinguishes itself as the only show that regroups all the key players from watchmakers to jewelers, from diamonds, pearls and gemstones dealers through to machines and supply industry. A 8 day event being held from 17th March to the 24th March 2016 at the Messe Basel in Basel, Switzerland. This event showcases products like bringing together the biggest players in the jewellery and watch making as well as retailing business, this event creates a platform for exchange of professional knowhow and helps business heads make profitable deals with international players to spread out their reach to international boundaries etc. in the Gems & Jewelry industry.
Baselworld welcomes around 1800 + plus exhibitors from 41 countries to present their innovative products in front of the world and make the buyers aware about the recent advances and innovations from this sector. The prime items of exhibit at the show include gold watches, fine jewelry, prestige jewelry, stones, pearls, clocks, watch straps, packaging, components, tools and machines. Leading manufacturers, suppliers and exporters participate in the show to display their products and services related to jewelry and accessories and gain leverage.
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This March Christie’s celebrates its 10th anniversary in Dubai. By establishing and committing to providing a platform to promote nearly 700 Middle Eastern artists to a global audience through the sale of over 2,650 works of art, Christie’s is delighted to have played its part in nurturing this now well-established market. More than 2,000 watches and jewels have also been sold, attracting buyers from 30 different countries. Christie’s has 70% of the region’s auction market share a leadership position it has held for the last 10 years across all collecting categories.As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations, Christie’s are introducing a new sale, Elements of Style, which will offer 60 handbags from Chanel to Hermès, as well as a large selection of luxury items including exquisite watches for ladies and men, a fine selection of limited edition fountain pens by Montblanc and vintage trunks and luggage pieces from Louis Vuitton. This is the first sale of its kind to be held in the Middle East.
Watchbazar would love to see the bids on the great watches offered at the auction with a special connection to India.
The first one is an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak offshore, Sachin Tendulkar model, number 132 out of a 300 limited edition, made to celebrate the sportsmen’s outstanding performance and contribution to the game
Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut at the age of sixteen playing against Pakistan on the 15th of November 1989. Now synonymous with Indian cricket, Tendulkar is the holder of numerous records and is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries. In parallel to sporting awards, Sachin Tendulkar was bestowed with multiple civil awards and was the youngest as well as first sportsperson to receive the Barat Ratna, awarded in recognition of exceptional service and performance of the highest order. The watch was made in 2013 and will be offered with an estimate of $12,000-18,000 (approx. AED 44,000-65,000).
Corum, the Swiss watch makers founded in 1955, made 50 limited edition watches in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of India’s Independence. The auction is offering no 15 for an estimate of $7,000-12,000 (approx. AED 26,000-44,000).
Venue: the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel