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Basel 2006: Our Photo Diary

The Basel 2006 Opening Conference The Ventura makes an apperance Tagheur Dennis Rodman was on hand signing autographs on behalf of Von Dutch watches. Mondaine’s jab at fellow brands: “The World’s best watch is useless, if you can’t read the time.” Marc Jacob launched their first watch collection courtesy of a licensing agreement with Fossil. We’ve got a first hand preview of the watches and we hope to writing about them soon Callanen International, the wristwatch branding company behind such brands as Guess and Nautica, brought their latest license, Marc Ecko watches for the first time to Basel DKNY Dior…

Basel World 2006

The BaselWorld Opening Press Conference Another Year, Another Basel World. We’re currently at Basel, Switzerland covering the watch world’s annual pilgrimage to the Swiss Mecca of Watches – Basel World 2006. Over the next 24 hours we will be posting images and news from the exhibition so stay tuned.

Basel 2005: Seiko’s big turn

Seiko Center in Paris The biggest development this year at Basel was Seiko. The company had been slowly positioning itself over the years as an upmarket brand (i.e. Opening a Seiko Center in St-Germain des Pres in Paris so that they could rub shoulders with the likes of Cariter, Swarowski and Louis Vuitton) and all its efforts gained momentum this year. While watch brands usually maintain the same booth every year, Seiko renewed theirs this year with a more open and interative exhibit. All part of their plan to launch the new Seiko Spring Drive with as much fanfare as…

Basel 2005: Chopard struck out

This year’s biggest miss is Chopard that won the “Don’t know when to stop” award by taking their Kinder surprise watch a little too far. Honestly, how many variations are they going to make of their Snowflake watch (I’ve already seen one too many)

Basel 2005: Season Color

For me, this year’s color belongs to the color blue with Navitec (not pictured), Hublot and Ulysse Nardin all sporting generous helpings. Hublot’s Navy Blue “SuperB” Elegant and Aesthetically pleasing: Ulysse Nardin’s Royal Blue Tourbillon. Limited edition of 99. related links Hublot Ulysse Nardin