2017 was the 100th year since its inaugural trade show back in 1917. Typically hosts over 100,000 people every year. Baselworld is universally recognized as the most important showcase event for the sector. As the microcosm of the watch and jewelry industry, Baselworld is the focal point of the industry, where all players of the industry showcase their creations and innovations.
Watchbazar has a few of its favorites from the 2017 show
JAQUET DROZ GRANDE SECONDE TOURBILLON MOTHER OF PEARL
An irresistibly feminine watch equipped with a tourbillon, one of the masterpieces of watchmaking complications. Countering the effects of gravity on the mechanics. The brand effectively turned the understated piece into something properly attention-grabbing in the most appropriate way.
White mother-of-pearl dial and subdial. 18-karat red gold case and applied ring set with 260 and 90 diamonds, buckle set with 32 diamonds, total of 1.76 carats. Hours and minutes at 6 o’clock, tourbillon frame and seconds at 12 o’clock. Self-winding mechanical tourbillon movement. Power reserve of 7 days. Diameter 39 mm. Numerus Clausus of 88.
Limited to only 88 Pieces approx price $113000
The Three Masters
Omega Launched limited editions of the Seamaster 300, Railmaster and Speedmaster to celebrate their 60th anniversary, using digital scanning technology Omega accurately re-produced the original watches. Limited to 3,557 pieces.
A special Trilogy box, which contains all three timepieces.Dials are printed with TRILOGY and the Limited Edition numbers, and each caseback is engraved with “LIMITED TO 557 TIMEPIECES”. The larger box also includes a leather watch roll, with three spare leather and NATO straps as well as a wooden spring bar changing tool.
TAG HEUER AUTAVIA
A contraction of AUTomobile and AVIAtion, its name is synonymous with its rotating bezel, its large snailed counters and the exemplary legibility of its black and white. Created in 1962, this iconic model celebrates its 55th anniversary in the form of a neo-retro successor featuring updated functions and a proprietary movement.The reverse-panda dial scheme and black rotating bezel.
The 42 mm diameter case is water resistant to 100 meters. More imposing than its ancestor 42 mm in diameter compared to 39 in the 1960s with a 12-hour graduated bezel and a new Heuer-02 calibre proprietary chronograph movement, the latest generation Autavia carries the DNA and aesthetic codes of the original, updated for today’s market.A future collector’s item, the new generation Autavia stays true to the simple, robust lines of its ancestor.
Seiko SLA017 Dive
Limited edition of only 2,000 pieces SLA017 is a complete re-creation of the original Reference 6217 which was first launched in 1965 with elements like the hands, hour markers and rotating bezel being identical to the original.
The only difference is the sizeing which is a bit larger than the 6217 from 38mm to 39.9mm and is more water-resistant up to depths of 200m . Inside is a thoroughly modern 8L35 automatic movement, whilst the aptly modern wrist strap distinguishes this model as the sporty successor to the original Reference 6217. Inside is a thoroughly modern 8L35 automatic movement.
Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis
Hublot’s first-ever multi-axis tourbillon and is highlighted by a HUB9009.H1.RA caliber with a five-day power reserve. Shown within a 49mm case , the gorgeous bi-axial tourbillon rotates fully around one axis every minute will making a full rotation around the other every 30 seconds. In typical Hublot fashion, additional details abound and, in this case, include everything from a power reserve indicator and time display to two numerical date arcs and a date corrector lever.
All three limited editions are priced at…. Titanium edition @ $169,000 . King Gold @ $211,000 and $190,000 for the Titanium Pavé .