Hopeful Sign? Baselworld Attendance Rises 7 Percent

In an encouraging sign that may point to brighter days ahead for the Swiss watch market, organizers of Baselworld, which ended Thursday, are reporting attendance rose 7 percent over last year. “We are delighted with this year’s Baselworld. Without being euphoric, we can optimistically look ahead this year,” Jacques Duchêne, president of the exhibitors committee told news outlets. As always, TimeZone’s Jorge Merino does an outstanding job of covering all the important new product launches that came out of Baselworld. In our next few posts, we’re going to highlight a few of our favorite new watch introductions.

Released March 19th at Baselworld: Hublot “Big Bang Out of Africa” to benefit the African Wildlife Foundation. Read more.