Watches that will make your heart skip a beat
4/1/2015 11:31:27 AM
|written By : Anita Khatri|
This is my 18th year at Baselworld, but each time I wonder what new designs or innovations would I discover? The thought intrigues me. I wonder how 1500 watch brands each year create new designs, new innovations - a challenge in itself. But Baselworld never disappoints you. It meets expectations by keeping in line with the global environment. No wonder it qualifies for its appropriate positioning of being the world’s most important meeting place for the industry related to watches and jewellery.
Baselworld 2015 also turned out to be a premier show that unveiled the trends of 2015 and beyond.
Sylvie Ritter, Managing Director of Baselworld, reiterated the importance of the show, by stating that as the one unmissable event for the watch and jewellery sector, the attraction for consumers and the interest of the media were unceasing. “This year the beginning was disturbing as we got the news that Jacques J Duchêne passed away on the eve of the opening of Baselworld. This year would have marked Duchêne’s 60th attendance at Baselworld and his 20th anniversary as President of the Exhibitor’s Committee,” Ritter added.
I remember Duchêne as a professional full of energy. I had a language barrier with him as he didn’t speak English and as such was unable to know more of him. But life goes on and the show must go on.