Mar 7, 2016
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A week of innovation, trendsetting and world premieres in store for Baselworld 2016

Mar 7, 2016

The worlds of watchmaking and jewelry are abuzz as the two industries prepare for their major annual trade show in Basel, Switzerland. All the biggest names in two sectors will be at Baselworld to define the biggest trends for the next 12 months and present new products to retailers, potential clients and journalists from around the world. This year's edition opens March 17 and runs until March 24.

This year's Baselworld watch and jewelry trade fair will be held March 17-24 in Basel, Switzerland ©Baselworld 2015

Accessible brands, luxury labels and watchmaking specialists will be coming together in the Swiss city, March 17-24, to give the industry a snapshot of what to expect in stores throughout 2016. As well as presenting new products, the event is a showcase for watchmaking innovation, with fresh design, new complications and cutting-edge technical achievements all closely studied by the industry's key players.

In a 141,000 sq m exhibition space, over 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries will unveil their latest creations, some of which have been under development for months, or even years for the biggest technical innovations.

A whole host of watchmakers have already started previewing the watches they'll be bringing to Baselworld, for a taste of what's to come from this upcoming edition.

Hublot, Gucci, Tissot, Balmain, Blancpain, Rolex, Chopard, TAG Heuer, Bulgari, Boucheron, Fendi, Seiko, Dior Timepieces, Chanel, Swarovski, Festina and many more brands will be presenting new collections during the week-long event -- the year's biggest trade show for the global watchmaking industry.

Baselworld 2016 runs March 17-24, 2016, and is held at the Messe Basel exhibition center in Basel, Switzerland.

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