The respected trade show Baselworld 2017 will occur from the 23rd to the 30th of March in Switzerland. In an amazing celebration of the best achievements in jewelry and watchmaking, discover what you can find of the artistic event and its luxurious designs.
Next week, the horological community will convene in Basel, Switzerland, for Baselworld — perpetually the most important event on the global watch-fair calendar. Some of the timepieces making debuts are closely guarded secrets, and this can be the case even when the secret in question concerns a minor tweak to a highly familiar watch.
Founded in 1983, CHARRIOL has been a pioneer in blending Art and Civilization in its designs to create unique contemporary pieces of watches and jewelry. Today, you will find a trace of its legacy in its watch collections, enhanced by a broad range of jewelry, men’s accessories and leather goods.
The 2017 Charriol collections combine passion, iconic inspiration with a modern twist of classicism and sophistication.
Guided by Yvan Arpa, ArtyA masters every aspect of the historical knowhow of this age-old industry, from three-hands models to perpetual calendars and tourbillions, from minute repeaters to simpler skeletonized mechanical movements. One final characteristic of ArtyA is the constant evolution of the brand and its models – collections stay, but the watches are all very limited in number, with many of them being unique pieces. ArtyA unveils key new creations during Baselworld, but the manufacture’s brainstorming never stops.
Rado is a globally recognized brand, famous for innovative design and its use of revolutionary materials to create some of the world’s most beautiful and durable watches. Ever since its beginnings in Lengnau, Switzerland, Rado has been a pioneer, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today.
ARNOLD & SON TOURBILLON
This 46-millimeter showpiece commemorates a breakthrough pocket watch design by brand founder John Arnold, the 18th-century watchmaker rivaled only by Abraham-Louis Breguet as inventor of the modern mechanical watch. The dial-side, one-minute tourbillon, held by a mirror-polished top bridge, is also visible from the back. We’re partial to the version with the 18-karat rose-gold case, but its stainless-steel sister is not too shabby.