Baselworld has come a long way since its beginnings in 1917. Back then, only 29 Swiss exhibitors showed at the event. A century later, that number has increased to a staggering 220, making it one of the most anticipated shows on the horological calendar.
Held from 23 March till today, the past week at Baselworld 2017 has seen all the key players in the industry converge in an attempt to outdo each other with spiffy designs and new technology. The result is a whole lot of cool watches to look forward to for the year ahead.
While Rolex proved it took its rapper clientele very seriously with a ridiculously blinged-out Yacht-Master 40, Zenith pushes ahead in the race with a remarkable chronograph resolution of 1/100th of second. Hublot’s ghostly Spirit of Big Bang Sapphire is also a sight to behold with its fully transparent case.
The list could go on forever, but here are 5 watches from Baselworld 2017 we can’t wait to see in person.