Category: Baselworld

Baselworld 2015: Jacob & Co. Introduces Stunning Update to Astronomia Tourbillon

Categories: Baselworld, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Watch Tech, Watchmaking

Jacob & Co. is back with an updated version of its stunning Astronomia Tourbillon. This time it has a domed sapphire case and a spinning 288-sided diamond representing the moon, which orbits around a hand-painted model of the earth. Most … Read More

Baselworld 2015: TAG Heuer Teams Up with Google, Intel for New Smartwatch

Categories: Apple, Baselworld, Swiss Watch News, TAG Heuer, Watch Tech, Watch Trends

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is building a new smartwatch with some powerful friends from Silicon Valley: American technology powerhouses Google and Intel. The watch will go directly against the much-hyped Apple watch. TAG Heuer is charged with the design and … Read More

Baselworld 2015 Is Almost Here

Categories: Baselworld, Swiss Watch News

Spring is fast approaching and that means Baselworld 2015 is almost here. The world’s most important watch fair promises to be bigger and better than ever when it opens March 19th for eight days of celebration and business. Some 150,000 … Read More

Baselworld 2015: Swatch to Reveal 5 More Variants of Revolutionary Sistem51

Categories: Baselworld, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Watch Design, Watch Tech

The most talked about watch at Baselworld 2013, the Swatch Sistem51, is now going to be offered in five new variants. The revolutionary mechanical watch is made of just 51 parts but the first edition struck us as a little … Read More

Rewind 2014: Our 6th Annual Look at the Best of Swiss Watch Wire

Categories: Apple, Baselworld, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Swiss Watch Wire, Watch Design, Watch Tech, Watch Trends

Thank you for being part of the Swiss Watch Wire community and helping to make it a great year with record unique visitors and page views to the site. As the New Year rings in, let’s take a quick look at … Read More

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon Is Driven by Belts

Categories: Baselworld, TAG Heuer, Watch Reviews, Watch Tech, Watchmaking

TAG Heuer released the world’s first tourbillon driven by micro-belts at this year’s Baselworld. The TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon is an avant-garde marvel to behold; it’s powered by the company’s in-house 214-piece caliber V4 with 46 jewels, 28,800 vph, 9 micro … Read More

Record Attendance Reported as 42nd Edition of Baselworld Closes Doors

Categories: Baselworld, Swiss Watch News

The 42nd Baselworld closed its doors on April 3rd after 10 amazing days. According to organizers, around 150,000 visitors explored the world’s largest festival of watches and jewelry. That number is up sharply from last year’s reported 122,000 visitors. It’s … Read More

5 Watch Trends from Baselworld 2014

Categories: Baselworld, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

Baselworld is ground zero for emerging trends on the watchmaking product front. Here’s a round-up of the big trends and themes from the 2014 edition: Retro designs. Revival watches, especially those based on 1960s designs, were more prevalent than ever … Read More

Bremont A1 Is World’s First Mechanical ‘Smart’ Watch

Categories: Baselworld, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swiss Watch News, Watch Tech

One of the more interesting launches at Baselworld 2014 was the Bremont A1, which Bremont is hailing as the the first ever mechanical smart watch. The A1 aims to fuse the finest in traditional Swiss mechanical watchmaking with the technology … Read More

NOMOS Introduces Striking Metro Datum Gangreserve at Baselworld 2014

Categories: Baselworld, German Watches, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

German watchmaker NOMOS, a favorite of this blog, has introduced a sharp-looking new model at Baselworld, the Metro Datum Gangreserve. The watch, available beginning in May 2014, is powered by an in-house caliber German-made DUW 4401 with 23 jewels and a power … Read More