Baselworld

Baselworld

Agreement with exhibitors and examination of new platforms

The MCH Group and representatives of the exhibitors at Baselworld have reached agreement on the settlement for the cancelled Baselworld 2020.
Baselworld Luxury Innovation Award

Baselworld

MCH Group is surprised at the statements made regarding the Baselworld cancellations

Carl F. Bucherer Manero AutoDate LOVE

Carl F. Bucherer

Carl F. Bucherer Manero AutoDate LOVE

The Manero AutoDate LOVE is a collaboration between the Lucerne-based watchmaker and its global ambassador Li Bingbing.
Baselworld - FOPE’s Eka MiaLuce Collection

FOPE

FOPE’s Eka MiaLuce Collection

At the very pinnacle of FOPE’s jewellery creations, the Eka MiaLuce collection combines lavish designs with the Maison’s ground-breaking Flex’it technology.

Baselworld

COVID-19: EXCEPTIONAL MEASURES IN SUPPORT OF EXHIBITORS

Baselworld - TAG Heuer’s Third-Generation Connected Watc

TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer’s Third-Generation Connected Watch

TAG Heuer unveils its new high-end Connected watch with in-house apps and smart design.
Baselworld - Roberto Coin’s Palazzo Ducale Collection

Roberto Coin

Palazzo Ducale Collection

Inspired by the facade of Venice’s Doge’s Palace, Roberto Coin’s Palazzo Ducale collection brings details of gothic architecture to a unique line of jewellery.
Chronoswiss Regulator Classic Blue Steel

Chronoswiss

Regulator Classic Blue Steel

Celebrating its love for the colour blue, Chronoswiss unveils the bluest watch ever seen.
Baselworld - Jewellery to celebrate springtime

Trends

Jewellery to celebrate springtime

Five jewellers bring some sparkle to springtime with colourful creations that pop like the first flowers after the snow.
Baselworld: Frieden Rainbow Lines

Frieden

Frieden’s Rainbow Lines

Frieden’s Rainbow collection uses naturally-coloured sapphires from the Pink Valley Mine it co-owns in Madagascar.
Baselworld Communication

Baselworld

Baselworld postponed to January 2021

For health safety reasons and in accordance with the precautionary principle issued today by the Swiss authorities, Baselworld announces that it has taken the decision to postpone the show.
Phillips X Baselworld

Baselworld

PHILLIPS IN ASSOCIATION WITH BACS&RUSSO

Interview with Aurel Bacs about the new Phillips X Baselworld collaboration
Baselworld inaugurates a major Forum

Baselworld

Baselworld inaugurates a major forum

The objective? To jointly reflect on the major challenges and obstacles in our industry. More than 50 renowned speakers have already consented to participate.
Baselworld

Baselworld

Citizen and Bulova are, with much regret, withdrawing from the 2020 edition of Baselworld because of the coronavirus

Baselworld on-track to open as scheduled

Baselworld

Baselworld on track to open as scheduled

Preparations for Baselworld are in full swing and at the present moment, with all precautions and measures to protect against the Coronavirus undertaken.
THE TIME ÆON FOUNDATION MAKES ITS DEBUT AT BASELWORLD

Baselworld

The Time Æon Foundation makes its debut at Baselworld

Located in the heart of Les Ateliers in Hall 1.0 South, as close as possible to its stakeholders, the Foundation will be in full view of the 80'000 show visitors.
BASELWORLD REGAINS THE CONFIDENCE OF THE TECHNICAL SECTOR

Baselworld

Baselworld regains the confidence of the technical sector

Following the strong development of the Gems & Pearls sector (+50% from the next edition in 2020), it is the Technical Sector's turn to double its number of exhibitors
with major players once again joining the Baselworld community.
2020-02-LVMH Group confirms presence

Baselworld

Edition 2020: The watch division of the LVMH Group confirms its participation

BVLGARI announces its withdrawal from Baselworld for the next edition in 2020.
The LVMH Group confirms the presence of its entire watch division with its brands TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith.
Baselworld welcomes for the first time an Auction House

Baselworld

Baselworld welcomes for the first time an Auction House

Baselworld inaugurates the new format with the world leader in watch sales, Phillips in Association with Bacs&Russo. A new avenue has just opened up: Never before has an auction house exhibited in a major watchmaking show.
Baselworld Luxury Innovation Award

Baselworld

Luxury Innovation Award 2020

Luxury startups have a unique opportunity to gain direct access to some of the Luxury industry’s leading investors and decision makers by participating in this competition.
Baselworld - Storm of London

Storm of London

Storm of London’s Camera V6

In celebration of its 30th anniversary this year, Storm of London is unveiling a new limited-edition Camera V6
Baselworld - MeisterSinger

MeisterSinger

MeisterSinger

MeisterSinger Managing Partner, John van Steen, talks about challenges, trends, and the importance of retailers.
Baselworld - Crivelli

Crivelli

Crivelli’s LIKE bracelet

Elegance, simplicity and design come together in this bracelet aptly named the LIKE
Dolce & Gabbana Group makes it debut at Baselworld

Baselworld

Dolce&Gabbana Group makes its debut at Baselworld

The Italian brand confirms its path in the worlds of Watchmaking and High Watchmaking as well as Jewellery and High Jewellery.
Baselworld - Jean Claude Biver

Baselworld

Jean-Claude Biver receives France’s Legion of Honour

The French government honours Jean-Claude Biver’s contribution to the development of the Swiss and French watch industries
Baselworld - Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date

Oris

Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date

Warm hues of bronze and brown adorn this new aviation-inspired timepiece
Baselworld -  The Watch Distributors Directory

Baselworld

Baselworld becomes official partner of the Watch Distributors Directory

The objective? Building bridges for the industry, facilitating networking watch brands with distributors around the world.
Baselworld 2020 - The Watch Lounge

Baselworld

«The Hype» joins Baselworld and becomes «The Baselworld Watch Lounge»

More than fifteen independent brands have joined together to participate in Baselworld 2020. Grouped under a new banner - «The Watch Lounge».
Baselworld Gift Guide

Baselworld

The Baselworld Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for some inspiration for the festive season? Explore some of the latest creations from our exhibitors
Baselworld Experience

CITIZEN

Experience, did you say experience?

Baselworld is all about experimentation, interconnection and entertainment.
Tudor's Black Bay P10 | Baselworld

Tudor

Tudor's Black Bay P01

A Legendary US Navy prototype from the 1960s sees the light of day.
Picture of the Patek Philippe Watch sold at the Only Watch Auction in November 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE

Patek Philippe Rocks Only Watch

A unique Patek Philippe sells for CHF 31m, making it the most expensive timepiece ever sold at auction.
Baselworld - Only Watch - Luc Pettavino

Only Watch

Only Watch: solidarity boosters

Only Watch will be celebrating its 8th edition on 9 November in Geneva. It promises to be exceptional. A conversation with Luc Pettavino, its founder.
Baselworld - Colours of Autumn Jewellery

Trends

Colours of Autumn Jewellery

Five jewellers play with warm autumnal colours in their creations
Baselworld

Baselworld

Baselworld records strong growth in the "Gems & Pearls" sector

Baselworld registers a +50% increase in exhibitors in the "Gems & Pearls" sector for the next edition in 2020.
Voutilainen

VOUTILAINEN

Les Ateliers: a Meeting Place for Connoisseurs

Master Kari Voutilainen is one of the remarkable independent watchmakers present in 2020
Urwerk

URWERK

Travelling through space and time

Urwerk introduces its latest innovation, the UR-100, combining the concepts of both time and space.
BASELWORLD AT THE SERVICE OF A RICH  AND VARIED ECOSYSTEM OF INDEPENDENT BRANDS

BASELWORLD

Baselworld at the service of a rich and varied ecosystem of independent brands

The densification of Les Ateliers, a largely reinvented Watch Gallery, integration of the Incubator in Hall 1.1: Baselworld promotes independent brands with a variety of formats reflecting the richness and diversity of the watchmaking industry.
Baselworld Concierge Service

BASELWORLD

Baselworld launches E-Concierge Service for exhibitors and visitors

With a focus on enhancing the visit experience for exhibitors and visitors and streamlining the processes, the Baselworld team has taken action by creating a centralised booking service covering hotels, flights, transfers and more that is transparent and competitive.
Baselworld Community District and Maurice Lacroix return to the Show for the 2020 edition

BASELWORLD

Creation of the "Community District" and the return of Maurice Lacroix

For the next edition of Baselworld, which will take place from 30 April to 5 May 2020, Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld and his team met with many leading global watch brands with the intention of establishing the show’s strategy moving forward.
Leo Pizzo Baselworld News

Leo Pizzo

Leo Pizzo’s Butterfly Garden

The flutter of the butterfly brings a sense of airiness to Leo Pizzo’s Light Wings collection
Rolex Baselworld News

Rolex

Yacht-Master 42: All Sails Set

This watch has a strong link with the sailing world. And it dates back to the early 1950s
Baselworld 2

Baselworld

Baselworld teams up with luxury Venture Group

tapping into creative, innovative and entrepreneurial potential of startups to help shape the future of the luxury space
Nicolas Ruscio, co-Director Windler SA

Windler

“A vibrant quality”

Windler offers bespoke jewellery and precision-cut stones
Brice Jaunet, founder and CEO of Briston

Briston

“A fusion of material and form”

Briston offers sporty-chic watches with a Franco-British spirit
Frank Heringer and Anke Schmidt, DiamondGroup CEOs

DiamondGroup

A reputation for eternity

DiamondGroup’s Managing Directors Anke Schmidt and Frank Heringer explain what makes their new diamond collection unique
Uwe Ahrendt, Nomos CEO

Nomos Glashütte

“Building on success”

Nomos Glashütte’s ‘neomatik standard’ of movements will form the basis for future releases
Joerg Gellner, CEO of Gellner from Wiernsheim, Germany

Gellner

“We purchase directly from the farms”

Gellner CEO Jörg Gellner sees cultured pearls on an upswing again
Marie-Olga Charriol St-Tropez watch Marie-Olga watch

Charriol

Following the founder’s path

Marie-Olga Charriol, International Public Relations Director and widow of Philippe Charriol, recounts the latest developments of the brand
Romain Gauthier portrait

Romain Gauthier

“Let’s do it properly”

Romain Gauthier shows how to beautify ultra-technical timepieces with traditional crafts
Yuichi Masuda, Senior Executive Managing Officer & Member of the Board at Casio

Casio

“Clearly differentiated”

Yuichi Masuda, Senior Executive Managing Officer & Member of the Board at Casio, talks about watch debuts and markets
Louis Moinet Ultravox timepiece

Louis Moinet

The ultimate voice

Les Ateliers Louis Moinet presents Ultravox hour striker
Marco Broggian, Managing Director of Broggian Diffusione

Mimi

Italian elegance

Marco Broggian defines himself simply as the voice telling the story of the MIMI jewellery creations
Zenith El Primero A384 Revival

Zenith

History reloaded

Zenith launches detailed new edition of the El Primero A384 from 1969
4Gs Trading Corp layout of 11 emerald-cut emeralds – a total of 280 carats

4G's Trading Corp

Emeralds everlasting

4G's Trading Corp showed perfectly matched Colombian emeralds at Baselworld
Trend Summer feeling

Trend

Summer feeling

Cheerful jewellery and watches that brighten up the summer
Michael Hakimian, founder of Yoko London

Yoko London

“Designs can take months”

Michael Hakimian, founder of Yoko London, talks what he is best at – pearls
Franck Dubarry Portrait

Franck Dubarry

Moments of truth

Franck Dubarry, founder of the eponymous brand, brings us up to date on products and markets
Rosy Blue diamonds

Rosy Blue

Outstanding colours

Rosy Blue’s eye-catching diamonds have been clearly a highlight at Baselworld this year
Chopard L.U.C Quattro dial detail

Chopard

Extra time for gentlemen

Chopard's elegant L.U.C Quattro timepiece radiates an aura of extreme distinction
Bulgari Lvcea Skeleton

Bulgari

Fascinating insights

Bulgari presents new versions of the Lvcea Skeleton
Gellner Solitaire

Gellner

A star is born

Gellner re-stages the solitaire
Nomos Glashütte Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date

Nomos Glashütte

Time for sports

Nomos Glashütte gives its Tangente timepiece a sportier twist
Bering Arctic Red

Bering

For the love of red

Bering celebrates the red of Artic sunsets
Trend Divers, Tudor Black Bay Bronze, Sinn Spezialuhren Arktis II

Trend

Divers’ delights

New diver’s watches launched at Baselworld 2019
Rolex Datejust 31

Rolex

Enduring elegance

Rolex introduced two new variants of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31
Portrait of Chronoswiss CEO Oliver Ebstein

Chronoswiss

“Fresh and modern look”

Oliver Ebstein, CEO and owner of Chronoswiss, on the idiosyncratic design of the regulator dial
Schreiner Fine Jewellery pink diamond ring

Schreiner Fine Jewellery

Diamond miracles

Schreiner Fine Jewellery stands for impressive jewellery that showcases diamonds in fascinating colours and sizes
Unique by Djula collection

Djula

Hippy-chic diamonds

Alexandre Corrot, founder and Artistic Director of Djula talks about the brand’s new Unique by Djula collections recently unveiled in Paris
Nicole and Sandra Ripp Protrait

Groh + Ripp

“It’s in our genes”

Nicole Ripp and Sandra Ripp are motivated by passion for the world of gemstones
The Land version of the Citizen 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Promaster

Citizen Watch

Master of elements

Citizen’s 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Promaster series is dedicated to the environment, with Land, Sea and Air editions
Obaku Kvadrat watches in Steel, Gold and Rose

Obaku

It’s cool to be square

Obaku introduces its slimmest square watch ever
Bicolour trend, Gellner Star ring, Zenith Defy Classic Two-Tone

Trend

Two-tone temptations

A selection of exquisite bicolour timepieces and enchanting jewellery seen at Baselworld
Kari Voutilainen, independent watchmaker

Voutilainen

“I design what I like”

Kari Voutilainen’s latest watch turns things around
Laura Bicego, founder and designer of Nanis

Nanis

A touch of class

Nanis’s Laura Bicego has a special feeling for the wearable jewel
Patek Philippe Nautlius detail

Patek Philippe

Sporty and sophisticated

Patek Philippe introduced new version of the Nautilus Annual Calendar
Reservoir Longbridge British Racing dial detail

Reservoir

Modern with a historical twist

Reservoir launches the Longbridge British Racing
Tag Heuer Monaco Red

TAG Heuer

One of 169

Steve McQueen’s legendary chronograph in an exclusive collector’s edition
Tamara Comolli, jewellery designer

Tamara Comolli

Pure joie de vivre

Tamara Comolli presents Bouton post earrings
Artexpo stand at Baselworld 2019

Artexpo

Let’s go shopping

Artexpo offers high-quality solutions to perfectly stage watches and jewellery at the PoS
Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC, Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Alarm Ref. 5520P and Franck Dubarry Crazy Wheel 2 Gravitational GMT

At home all over the world

These GMT watches made their debut this year
Anna Gaia, founder and CEO of Utopia

Utopia

Young and intriguing

Utopia focuses on design, versatility, innovative solutions, a strong and original character. So Anna Gaia, CEO of the Milan brand, has changed pearl jewellery and aims to conquer the millennials too.
Bell & Ross RS19 collection

Bell & Ross

In the fast lane

Bell & Ross celebrates the French Renault F1 Team with new chronographs
Meistersinger Bronze series

Meistersinger

Beautiful bronze

MeisterSinger presents three models in new Bronze series
Jacob Arabo, founder and CEO of Jacob & Co.

Jacob & Co.

“Pushing the limits”

Jacob Arabo, founder, creator and CEO of Jacob & Co., talks watches
TAG Heuer Autavia family 2019

TAG Heuer

Reintroduction of a legend

In a move designed to recall one of its finest timepieces, TAG Heuer unveils the Autavia Isograph chronometer
Kimberlite Diamond Four Seasons necklaces

Kimberlite Diamond

Beauty of the seasons

Kimberlite Diamond transformed the four seasons into delightful high jewellery
G.P.F. vintage watch straps

G.P.F. Straps

More than an accessory

G.P.F. offers handmade watch straps
TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph in bronze, Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Adventure

Trend

Best of bronze

A selection of intriguing brand-new timepieces clad in this ancient metal
Nicholas Beau, Chanel's International Business Development Watch & Fine Jewelry Director

Chanel

“Exploring all facets of beautiful watchmaking”

Nicolas Beau, International Business Development Watch & Fine Jewelry Director at Chanel, talks about the latest creations, endeavours and brand growth
Umberto Cazzola, Fope chairman

Fope

Gentleman by nature, designer by passion

An interview with Umberto Cazzola, chairman of Fope, on the 90th anniversary of the company
Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1L Chronometer

Ferdinand Berthoud

Shoot for the moon

The new generation of Ferdinand Berthoud’s timepieces includes a precise depiction of the moon’s age
Zenith Defy El Primero 21 mood image

Zenith

The continuation of a legend

Fit for the future: Zenith’s legendary El Primero chronograph
Edox Chronorally

Edox

Driving companion

The Edox Chronorally series is designed for extreme racing conditions
Roberto Coin Sauvage Privé

Roberto Coin

Contemporary femininity

Sauvage Privé by Roberto Coin: a meeting between essentiality and passion
Dialumen Tray with lamp

Dialumen

Always in the right light

Dialumen combines a tray and a lamp
Sascha Moeri, CEO of Carl F. Bucherer

Carl F. Bucherer

“Fascinating watch enthusiasts”

Carl F. Bucherer CEO Sascha Moeri shares the product news unveiled at Baselworld.
Dr Marcus Oliver Mohr, owner and CEO of Victor Mayer

Victor Mayer

“Unusual jewellery for leading brands”

Dr Marcus Oliver Mohr, owner of Victor Mayer, about the brand’s strengths and product highlights
Jacob & Co. Fleurs de Jardin watch, Chopard Red Carpet Flower earrings, Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit by Fleurier Peony watch

Trend

It’s all natural

Nature is and remains the most creative source of inspiration for designers of all disciplines
Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Rolex

The watch with everlasting appeal

Rolex presented two new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 models
Jacob Co. Opera Godfather

Jacob & Co.

A mechanical masterpiece

Jacob & Co. wows with the Opera Godfather
Sinn Arktis

Sinn Spezialuhren

Contemporary interpretation

Sinn Spezialuhren introduces a new version of the Arktis
Hans D Krieger coloured diamond rings

Hans D. Krieger

All under one roof

Coloured diamonds' specialist Hans D. Krieger stands for finest manufacture quality
Ch. Dahlinger packaging solutions

Ch. Dahlinger

Uniform look

Packaging and display specialist Ch. Dahlinger focuses on concept and ecology
Chiara Carli, Creative Director and co-owner of the Italian jewellery brand Pesavento

Pesavento

“A benchmark for the luxury market”

Pesavento strengthens its position in the windows of the best jewellers
Zenith El Primero 50th anniversary box

Zenith

Fifty years young

For the 50th anniversary of Zenith’s iconic El Primero high-frequency chronograph movement, the brand unveiled a special-edition tribute set of watches
Yoko London High Jewellery collection earrings, Niessing Cube earrings and Giovanni Ferraris Vanity earrings

Trend

The bigger, the better

Ultra-long, eye-catching and voluminous to the max – size does matter in earrings this year!
Picchiotti Fit for a queen necklace

Picchiotti

(Not only) for emerald-loving queens

A spectacular ensemble of necklace and earrings with twenty outstandingly beautiful emeralds from Picchiotti
Stenzhorn Una necklace white

Stenzhorn

Highlight of craftsmanship

Stenzhorn has succeeded in artistically combining round and oval gemstones in the so-called “invisible setting”
Dr Jan Becker, CEO Porsche Design

Porsche Design

“Engineering excellence”

Dr Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Design, talks about an innovative world-time watch
Nomos Glashütte Club Campus neomatik 39

Nomos Glashütte

Some twists and a new bracelet

Nomos Glashütte adds to Campus series
TAG Heuer Watch golf ball and club on green

TAG Heuer

Networked to tee off

TAG Heuer launches the Connected Modular 45 Golf Edition and app
Scene from the Born to be Wild collection clip by Messika

Messika

A diamond road movie

With her new high jewellery collection entitled Born to Be Wild, Valérie Messika takes us to the desert in pursuit of the American Dream, all in wonderful technicolour
Hublot Big Bang Unico Paraíba 45 mm and Big Bang One Click Paraíba 39 mm

Hublot

Paraíba pleasure

Turning to one of Earth’s most precious gemstones, Hublot brings scintillating colour to the wrist
TAG Heuer Monaco display at Baselworld 2019, actor Steve McQueen in the background

TAG Heuer

Metal to the pedal

TAG Heuer celebrates a half-century of one of its stalwart collections, Monaco
Ferrari Formula 1 race car at the Hublot stand; Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Black & Leather and Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT

Trend

Gentlemen, start your engines!

These fine motorsport watches have crossed the finish line at Baselworld 2019
Patrick Aeschbacher, owner and co-managing director Frieden AG

Frieden

“An inseparable couple”

Frieden’s owner and Co-Managing Director Patrick Aeschbacher about the significance of Baselworld for his company
Portrait of Caroline Scheufele

Chopard

Magic in its most beautiful form

Chopard delights its customers with a spectacular new collection
Chronoswiss Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton

Chronoswiss

Charisma down to the smallest detail

Chronoswiss introduces the Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton – Limited Edition 2019
Paphael Wagner, Bijouti, working with the cube-shaped DaDo

Innovations

Laser welding for every need

Exhibitors showed the broad spectrum of technology
Patek Philippe Aquanaut Ref. 5168G, Heinz Mayer pendant with tourmaline, Sofragem Persepolis ring (from left)

Trend

50 shades of green

The colour of renewal, growth and hope continues to be strong in 2019
Gucci G-Timeless Automatic models

Gucci

G-Timeless Automatic gets an update

The dials of the eight new models feature honey bees on a stone dial
Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF

Chopard

State of the art

L.U.C XPS Twist QF embodies the competence and aesthetics of the Chopard Manufacture
Patek Philippe watch

Patek Philippe

The fascination of traditional arts

Patek Philippe showed enchanting unique pieces from its Rare Handcrafts collection at Baselworld
Mattia Cielo

Mattia Cielo

Infinite symbol of perfection

Mattia Cielo’s collections are unmistakable: Jewels that appear simple and imitable but by no means are
Francois Graff CEO Portrait

Graff

Works of art and nature

Francois Graff, Graff CEO, speaks about the new métiers d’art GyroGraff and the plans for 2019
Yafa Signed Jewels Bulagri Serpenti Snake watch

Yafa Signed Jewels

Master of vintage

Yafa Signed Jewels sells more than 5,000 vintage collectibles from more than twenty prestigious jewellery houses
Collier set of gemstones mandarine colors

Paul Wild

The essence of gemstones

Driven by design, Paul Wild provides layouts to inspire clients with emotional impact
Rolex Watch Oyster Perpetual

Rolex

The watch of prestige

Rolex debuts new versions of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36
Yunik Tectonic watch and Indygo Arya signet ring collection

Trend

Festival of colours

Colourful pieces are said to radiate a feeling of confidence and good humour
Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual

Carl f. Bucherer

Past and future in harmony

Carl F. Bucherer launches a chronograph with annual calendar in the Heritage line
Al Coro Fashion Show

Al Coro

Commemorating twenty years of Mezzaluna

Al Coro celebrates its icon with the Black Moon Edition
Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture watch

Frederique Constant

Slim and smart

Frederique Constant adds a power reserve to its Slimline collection and three new Hybrid smartwatch models
Kunming CEOs portrait

Kunming

Timeless magic

Kunming Diamonds continues to demonstrate the heartfelt passion and commitment for diamonds
Rolf Studer, Oris CEO

Oris

Saving the oceans, one reef at a time

Oris CEO Rolf Studer reveals the brand’s latest environmental programs and explains why Oris will never make a smartwatch
Portrait of Gucci CEO Piero Braga

Gucci

The watch as a daring fashion accessory

Gucci president and CEO Piero Braga discusses Gucci’s design philosophy and what millennials want
Pilot watches Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Silver and Edox SkyDiver Military

Trend

Up, up and away!

New pilot’s watches ready for takeoff
Giuseppe Picchiotti, founder of Picchiotti

Picchiotti

“Born to be manufacturers”

Giuseppe Picchiotti, founder of the Italian high jewellery brand Picchiotti, talks about successful collections and his impression of Baselworld
Chanel Boy-Friend Skeleton Edition Noire and Grand Feu enamel Tweed

Chanel

Two new Boy-Friends

This year, Chanel adds two intriguing new styles to its beloved Boy-Friend collection
Chopard Happy Sport Oval

Chopard

Feminine magic

Chopard stages the Happy Sport Oval with a supple new bracelet
Grand Seiko SBGK002 with hand wound calibre 9S63

Grand Seiko

Precise & elegant

Grand Seiko presents four new models in the Grand Seiko Elegance collection
L’Epée 1839 Time Fast D8

L’Epée 1839

Too fast

L’Epée 1839 hits the track with the Time Fast D8
Scarselli Diamonds Eye of the Dragon fancy intense yellow round brilliant diamond

Scarselli Diamonds

Eye of the dragon

Scarselli Diamonds brought this year’s largest GIA-graded fancy intense yellow round brilliant diamond to Baselworld
Julien Tornare, Zenith CEO

Zenith

“An ultimate achievement”

Julien Tornare, CEO of Zenith, shares details about the Defy Inventor and the brand’s efforts to modernise its image based on history

Black & White

The classic monochrome trend never goes out of fashion and always embodies a timeless statement look.
Wolf jewellery box Zoe

Wolf

Skulls and flowers

Wolf’s collections of jewellery cases, watch boxes and watch winders celebrate life
Mathias Kohlhammer, Schofer CEO

Schofer

Variety and personalisation

As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of jewellery chains, Schofer stands for variety, top quality, creative design, competitive prices and reliable service
Tamara Comolli

Tamara Comolli

“Casual luxury still has plenty of potential”

Tamara Comolli sets the course for the future
Charriol Marie-Olga model shot

Charriol

Equestrian elegance

Charriol’s Marie-Olga timepiece pays homage to femininity through its particularly timeless styling
Bulgari Diva’s Dream Finissima Minute Repeater and Bulgari Diva’s Dream Peacock

Bulgari

Charming chime

Always catering to its discerning female clientele, Bulgari unveiled two new Diva’s Dream watches that deliver elegance and exceptional watchmaking

Rolex

The cosmopolitan watch

The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II combines black and blue and is equipped with a Jubilee bracelet
Portrait Ricardo Guadalupe looking down on watch

Hublot

“Innovation is in our DNA”

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, discusses the brand’s involvement with Ferrari and the world of soccer, and how those relationships impact strategies.
Portrait of Jean-Christophe Babin CEO Bulgari

Bulgari

“A high jeweller of time”

Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin talks watches
Di.Go Nanfea ring, Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ChronoDate, Tamara Comolli Cushion ring

Trend

From coral to orange

Cheerful, dynamic, radiant and cosy – “Living Coral”, the Colour of the Year 2019, conjures up an optimistic mood. You are not convinced? Then take a look at these pieces spotted at Baselworld!
Waleed Abumazen, Managing Director Orient Crown

Orient Crown

Optimally secure protection

Orient Crown from Singapore offer a large selection of safes and watch winders
Constantin Wild, portrait shot

Constantin Wild

Imperial sparkle and Wild colours

With a priority on colours and intense beauty, Constantin Wild excels in a variety of gemstones
Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Black & Leather

Porsche Design

Maximum functionality

Porsche Design expands its series of 1919 Collection timepieces with the introduction of the 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Black & Leather
Patek Philippe Calatrava Close-up

Patek Philippe

Finest understatement

Patek Philippe presents the Calatrava Weekly Calendar Reference 5212A
Christian van der Klaauw Hypernova watch

Christian van der Klaauw

Reaching for the stars

Christiaan van der Klaauw adds a chronograph to the moon
Detail of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona dial and Signature Wave earrings from Tamara Comolli

TREND

A stage for the king

He adds that special dose of sparkle to a watch or a piece of jewellery and to its wearer. Here are exquisite new pieces spotted at Baselworld honouring the diamond.
Roberto Coin, CEO of Roberto Coin

Roberto Coin

“The requirements have changed”

The legendary Venetian jeweller Roberto Coin talks about social responsibility, changing customers’ tastes and business lessons learned from life.
Niessing Architecture line rings

Niessing

Jewellery as architecture

For their new ring collection, Niessing’s designers were inspired by modern architecture in the cities of Berlin, Tokyo and Hong Kong
Chopard Watch and Portrait of CEO Karl-Friedrich Scheufele

Chopard

“A decision motivated by passion”

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard, discusses the path toward becoming a genuine manufacture brand
Jörg Heinz Mystery Sphere

Jörg Heinz

Happy birthday, Mystery Sphere!

Jörg Heinz celebrates the tenth anniversary of his ‘quick-change artist’ with a special edition
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph

TAG Heuer

State-of-the-art

TAG Heuer creates an all-new category of hairspring based on many years of research and development
Tudor Black Bay P01

Tudor

New honours for a prototype

With the new Black Bay P01, Tudor reveals a little-known aspect of its brand history
Chronographs debuting at Baselworld

Trend

Chrono craze

A selection of some refined chronographs that debuted at Baselworld 2019
Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern

Patek Philippe

“New models and new developments in all segments”

Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern shares details about this year’s line-up
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire watch

Hublot

A little closer to the sun

Hublot unveils Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire watch
Chanel Premiere Rock Edition Noire on the wrist

Chanel

Nouveau noire

Chanel introduces Première Rock Edition Noire
Leo Pizzo with his children Tancredi and Rocco and his wife Sara. (from left)

Leo Pizzo

The ongoing pursuit of perfection

Leo Pizzo, the jeweller who does not give up producing in his own laboratory.
Ferdinand Eisele, extra4 gemID label scan

Ferdinand Eisele

Labels with added value

Ferdinand Eisele premiered the multi-user ‘Business’ version of its extra4 software at Baselworld
Heinz Mayer, Wings, from Bentley Jewellery

Heinz Mayer

Lending wings

Heinz Mayer launches the new Bentley Jewellery collection exclusively at Baselworld
Roberto Demeglio Booth Baselworld 2019

Roberto Demeglio

Let’s play chess

Roberto Demeglio’s latest collection is a tribute to the classic board game that epitomizes the juxtaposition of black and white
The Mudan by Coronet

Aaron Shum Jewelry

Diamond delight

Aaron Shum Jewelry wows with a plethora of sparkling stones
The Baselworld Panel

Baselworld Panel

Unique, consistent and effective

The ‘Panel’ makes Baselworld the world’s only trade show with an independent arbitration body that handles complaints about counterfeits during the fair
Art Expo Showcases

Technic

Let’s go shopping

Showcases for jewellery and many other items are on display in Hall 4
Martin Heinz

Jörg Heinz

Changeability as a principle

The German jewellery brand Jörg Heinz is internationally known for its versatile and changeable jewellery
ArtyArt watch

ArtyA

Fly away

ArtyA utilises authentic butterfly wings and other natural elements on artistic dials

Baselworld

Danish Dynamite

The Danish national football team visited Baselworld yesterday. They play against Switzerland on Tuesday in Basel
Breitling Watch

Breitling

History reloaded

Breitling presents an authentic new version of an early Navitimer chronograph
Bering watch

Bering

Ice blue and a new square

Bering Time launches the ice blue of the Arctic and a square dial into the Max René range
round table talk

Innovations

“It’s an exchange of ideas”

Well-known blogger Ariel Adams, founder of aBlogtoWatch, enjoyed presenting the new CAL.0100 at the Citizen booth on 22 March
Ferdinand Berthoud watch

Ferdinand Berthoud

Shoot for the moon

The new generation of Ferdinand Berthoud’s timepieces includes a precise depiction of the moon’s age
Three masters from Glion

Innovations

Gourmets at work

Three masters created a fine-dining experience for Baselworld
Grand Seiko Watch

Grand Seiko

Under the sign of the lion

Grand Seiko celebrates the Spring Drive’s 20th anniversary with several limited editions
Ludek Seryn Watch

AHCI - Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants

Global artistry

The Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendents (A.H.C.I.) presents unique horological delights
Wolf watch case skulls and flowers

Wolf

Skulls and flowers

Wolf’s collections celebrate life
Citizen CEO Toshio Tokura

Citizen

“What defines a good watch?”

A conversation with Toshio Tokura, Citizen President and CEO
Breitling watch close-up and surfer in waves

Breitling

A bold statement

Breitling presents a new Superocean collection
Tudor Slate fabric

Tudor

An aesthetic reference to a ‘living’ metal

Tudor introduces a new version of the Black Bay Bronze with a subtle colour gradient on the dial
Portrait of Pierre Burgun in front of colorful background

Pierre Lannier

A la française

Pierre Burgun, CEO of Pierre Lannier, underscores the importance of the label ‘Made in France’
Green Opal

Gemstones

Fascinating Opals

“I have been admiring this Lightning Ridge opal for a decade"
Portrait of Divyanshu Navlakha

Sutra Jewels

Strong, also in challenging times

Arpita and Divyanshu Navlakha founded their jewellery brand Sutra Jewels 10 years ago – in the middle of a severe financial crisis
MAtthias Noack, Ernst & Friends demonstrates the features of the Ergolifter

Innovations

Under the best conditions

A broad range of adjustable workbenches in Hall 4
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph in Mold

Bulgari

World record number five

Bulgari introduces the slimmest automatic chronograph
Portrait of Luc Pettavino between barrels

Only Watch Auction

Creating beauty to do good

Luc Pettavino returns with the eighth edition of Only Watch, his renowned charity watch auction
Rolex Sea-Dweller Black Gold Silcer

Rolex

Dive in style

Rolex lends a new look to the classic Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller diver’s watch
Tirisi Moda Zipper Bracelets

Tirisi Moda

Zipping the world

The latest jewellery line from Tirisi Moda is based on an old closure technique and sparks enthusiasm among modern women all over the world
Graff Gorilla Watch

Graff

Endangered species

Graff shines a spotlight on five endangered species in new GyroGraff collection
Detail of Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42

Rolex

The watch of the open seas

Rolex sets sail with the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42
Breitling Navitimer I B01 Chronograph 43 Close-up

Breitling

Breitling commemorates vintage commercial aviation


This year Breitling celebrates its historic involvement in aviation by unveiling the Navitimer Chronograph Airline Edition
7.02 carat cushion-cut Burma ruby in a ring-making

Gemstones

Rubies rules and sapphires shine

While unheated Burma rubies are increasingly hard to find in the market, a superb selection is available in Hall 3
Chanel Monsieur Edition Noire

Chanel

New Monsieur

Black is the new white for Chanel this year
Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin

Chopard

A spectacular premiere

Chopard introduces its first flying tourbillon complication
Richard Orlinski wearing the Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski

Hublot

Hublot wows with art

After forming a strong partnership a couple of years ago with artist Richard Orlinski, Hublot unveils two new timepieces that respect the artist’s colourful wild animal sculptures and his incredible geometric artistic style
From left: Joe Thompson (Hodinkee), Dr. Zhixiang Ding (Chronos China), Ariel Adams (aBlogtoWatch)

Baselworld

Well-known journalists and bloggers support Baselworld

Intensive exchange and sharing with media partners from all over the globe has led to intensive partnerships with some of the world’s most important watch journalists, bloggers and influencers.
Dr. Jan Becker, CEO, Porsche Design

Porsche Design

“Very excited to see the redesign”

Dr. Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Design, discusses the significance of Baselworld as a platform to unveil new products, gives insight into the independent watch brand’s DNA and talks about a unique exhibition concept visitors can look forward to.
Valerie Messika, Founder and Owner of Messika Paris

Messika Paris

“A real challenge for everyone!”

Valérie Messika, who founded the eponymous brand, underlines the importance of Baselworld for her expansion strategy and for the reputation of the watch-making and jewellery sector.
Roland Schwertner, Founder and owner of Nomos Glashütte

Nomos Glashütte

“Meeting each other in person”

Roland Schwertner, founder of the German watch manufacture Nomos Glashütte, talks about the importance of personal contacts and networking possibilities at Baselworld and gives a first outlook in terms of products.
Jean-Daniel Pasche, President of the Swiss Watch Federation FH

Swiss Watch Federation FH

“There are great expectations”

Jean-Daniel Pasche, President of the Swiss Watch Federation FH, is a seasoned veteran in the industry: Baselworld 2019 will be his 26th Baselworld. We talked to him about the positive state of the watch industry and about Baselworld 2019.
Ezra Bekhor, CEO of LV Luxury Jewelers, Las Vegas, USA

LV Luxury

Feeling the pulse of the industry

Ezra Bekhor, CEO of LV Luxury Jewelers in Las Vegas, USA, says watch brands should continue to exhibit at trade shows.
Mohammed Mahmoud Jaffar, chairman Asia Jewellers, Bahrain

Asia Jewellers

“A great way to judge the new trends”

Mohammed Mahmood Jaffar, chairman of Asia Jewellers, one of Bahrain’s leading watch and jewellery companies, is of the belief even though the upcoming show seems to be challenging, the organisers have implemented positive changes and measurements.
Wilhelm Rüschenbeck, CEO, Rüschenbeck Jewellers, Germany

Rüschenbeck Jewellers

“Plenty of talking and discussing”

Wilhelm Rüschenbeck directs his traditional family business in the fourth generation. Rüschenbeck Jewellers operates twelve stores in Germany and Austria. He is looking forward to discovering new watches, making new contacts with gemstone dealers and spending time with his employees.
Scott, Candy, Mark and Randi Udell, owners of London Jewelers, from Long Island and New York, USA

London Jewelers

“Vital to our business”

Mark and Candy Udell, owners of London Jewelers, from Long Island and New York City, a 92-year old business, have been attending Baselworld since 1980. Since 1926, this family owned company of four generations has continued to grow from strength-to-strength.
Earth seen from space, blue coloured

Baselworld

“A unique panorama”

More than 4,000 media representatives – reporters, bloggers, photographers – from all over the world attend Baselworld year by year. What does the show mean to them? Since when have they taken the long way to Switzerland and why? 4 of the 4,000, from Australia, Argentina and the United States, tell us their reasons.
Giancarlo Coscia, CEO of Coscia

Coscia

“A vitally important event”

Giancarlo Coscia, CEO of the Italian company Coscia, believes offering a wide product range is vital for success in the pearl business: from classic jewellery to casual and on-trend pieces, from Akoya necklaces to Tahitian, Australian and freshwater pearls. Baselworld is an absolute must for him – as it is the only place to meet top clients.
Chef decorating a meal with oil

Baselworld

Baselworld cooperates with Basel restaurants and bars

Baselworld is expanding its hospitality programme and now announces restaurant and night spot partners.
Lothar Sinn, CEO Sinn Spezialuhren

Sinn Spezialuhren

“We are hoping for a vibrant show”

A chat with Lothar Schmidt, CEO of Sinn Spezialuhren, about his expectations of Baselworld 2019, the challenge of digitisation and watch introductions.
Markus Lehmann, founder and owner of Lehmann Schramberg

Lehmann

“Greater visibility”

Markus Lehmann, founder and owner of the eponymous German- based watch company, shares his opinion about future trade channels from the angle of an independent brand and gives insights into Lehmann Schramberg’s product policy.
René Beyer, Managing Director Beyer Watches + Jewellery Zurich

Beyer Watches + Jewellery

“Face the competition every day”

René Beyer is the eighth generation to run the Beyer Watches + Jewellery store on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse. He relies on close cooperation with selected brands.
Jens Schneider, Development Director, Lang & Heyne

Lang & Heyne

“Creating emotions”

Jens Schneider, Development Director at Lang & Heyne from Dresden, Germany, talks about the art of independent watchmaking, Baselworld’s importance as its stage and the influence of digitisation to brand awareness.
Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback RetroGold

Carl F. Bucherer

Gentlemanly style

Carl F. Bucherer introduces a new version of the Manero Flyback Chronograph.
Bell & Ross BR03-92 Bi-Compass

Bell & Ross

In flight mode

Bell & Ross presents the BR03-92 BI-Compass.
Benedetto Mauro, Co-Managing Director of Hausmann & Co. from Rome, Italy

Hausmann & Co.

High-end values

Benedetto Mauro, Co-Managing Director of Hausmann & Co. from Rome, Italy, believes that the iconic watch brands are successfully tackling the challenges of the future. Baselworld is their shop window and the only event that takes the pulse of the global market.
Philippe Belais, owner and CEO of Claude Meylan

Claude Meylan

“New ways to tell the time”

Philippe Belais, owner and CEO of Claude Meylan, the Vallée de Joux based specialist for skeleton timepieces, discusses the changes of the industry, the need to adapt to new customers’ requirements and shares first product news for Baselworld 2019.

Baselworld

What’s next?

The whole industry is changing at a fast pace – and so is Baselworld. That’s why we would like to take you with us on a journey into the future. See more about our vision for Baselworld 2020 and beyond.
Jeremy Oster, co-founder and co-owner of Oster Jewelers from Denver, Colorado

Oster Jewelers

“Far more than a place to see new watches”

Jeremy Oster, co-founder and co-owner of Denver, Colorado, based Oster Jewelers talks about the importance of networking at Baselworld.
Chiara Pisa, CEO of Pisa Orologeria, Milan, Italy

Pisa Orologeria

Moving with the times

According to Chiara Pisa, CEO of Pisa Orologeria from Milan, Italy, the digital evolution and choices made by some brands have changed the rules of the game, but Baselworld is sending out a clear signal that it is responding and adapting. It is an event that can’t be missed.
Joachim Ziegler, CEO Les Ambassadeurs, Switzerland

Les Ambassadeurs

“A stage for the entire industry”

Joachim Ziegler, CEO of the Swiss jeweller Les Ambassadeurs, believes that the industry must face the challenge of ensuring that wristwatches remain desirable and relevant in the future – and that Baselworld can make an important contribution.
Felix Baumgartner, Co-Founder of Urwerk

Urwerk

“A vibrant comeback”

Felix Baumgartner, co-founder of Urwerk, talks the Swiss independent brand’s return to Baselworld, shares his company’s strategies and reveals first news about a new project.
Ray Grenon, CEO of Grenon's of Newport (Rhode Island, USA)

Grenon's of Newport

“Finding new brands every year”

Ray Grenon, owner of Grenon’s of Newport (Rhode Island, USA), says that finding the right product for his store goes beyond the product itself and into the relationship with the brand.
Carlos Rosillo, CEO and co-founder of Bell & Ross

Bell & Ross

“A very exciting show for us”

A chat with Carlos Rosillo, CEO & co-founder of Bell & Ross, about how the watch industry is evolving, what its future will hold, and how Bell & Ross is preparing for Baselworld 2019.
Max Büsser, CEO of MB&F

MB&F

“Best Baselworld ever”

Max Büsser, founder of the Swiss avantgarde boutique watch brand MB&F, shares his excitement about the upcoming edition of Baselworld and gives an outlook to 2019.
Kari Voutilainen

Voutilainen

“An unparalleled reputation”

Independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen from Finland shares his excitement about Baselworld 2019, discusses the transformation of communication and talks about his sales and marketing strategies.
Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO Louis Moinet

Louis Moinet

“Proud to be an exhibitor”

Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO of Louis Moinet, shares his personal experience and appreciation of Baselworld, discusses the chances and challenges of digitisation, and serves an “appetizer” for the 2019 edition.
Diego Nardin, CEO of Fope

Fope

“Ethic, quality and sustainability”

Diego Nardin, CEO of Fope, speaks about the current challenges of the industry, the company’s values and gives an outlook to Baselworld 2019, where the family-run Italian company celebrates its 90th anniversary in a very creative Italian-inspired atmosphere.
Mobile phone calendar showing the Baselworld and SIHH dates in 2020

Baselworld

SIHH and Baselworld to coordinate their dates from 2020

This partnership marks a significant breakthrough for the watchmaking industry
Kim-Eva Wempe, CEO of Wempe Jewellers

Wempe Jewellers

“Personal contact remains crucial”

Kim-Eva Wempe, CEO of Wempe Jewellers, talks about the importance of personal encounters and the challenges for retailers in the watch and jewellery industry.
Shinji Hattori, CEO Seiko

SEIKO

“The best occasion of the year”

Shinji Hattori, Chairman and CEO of Seiko Watch Corporation, shares his ideas about the necessity of personal contacts in the realm of luxury watches, the opportunities of digitisation and the company’s experiences at Baselworld that spans over three decades.
Tashio Tokura, CEO Citizen

CITIZEN

“Going forward will be key”

Toshio Tokura, President and CEO of the Citizen Watch Group, talks about the value of Baselworld, the diversification of customers’ needs today and the company’s future strategies.
Baselworld Press Conference

Baselworld

“The central meeting place”

How do established watch journalists tick when it comes to the evolution of Baselworld? We asked three of them – from Switzerland, Holland and England.
Constantin Wild

Constantin Wild

“Many valuable contacts”

Constantin Wild, gemstone dealer from Idar-Oberstein, discusses the importance of Baselworld
Sascha Moeri, CEO Carl F. Bucherer

Carl F. Bucherer

“Proud to participate”

Sascha Moeri, CEO of Carl F. Bucherer, talks about his expectations of Baselworld 2019, the demands of today’s customers and the synergy of online and offline sales.
Julien Tornare, CEO Zenith

ZENITH

“A major mind shift”

Julien Tornare, CEO of Zenith, gives insight into the future of the industry, of Baselworld and the fiftieth anniversary of the legendary El Primero.
2 models wearing jewellery from Joerg Heinz

Jewellery

"There is a certain magic in every beginning..."

Jewellery manufactures Gellner, Jörg Heinz and IsabelleFa return to Baselworld

Baselworld

“We are in the starting blocks.”

One minute with Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director Baselworld
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President Chopard

Chopard

“The signs are promising”

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard, about the changes at Baselworld and the changes of the industry.
Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director Baselworld

Baselworld

“It will be more affordable for visitors and exhibitors.”

Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld, explains the rationale behind the hotel partnership presented last week.
Baselworld Les Ateliers

Baselworld

Focus on the art of watchmaking

In 2019, the independent watchmakers of “Les Ateliers” will be exhibiting in a central location in Hall 1.0 South.
Picture of Basel City

Baselworld

The majority of Basel’s hotels to partner with Baselworld

Baselworld’s exhibitors and visitors will benefit from an agreement that guarantees transparent hotel prices in two thirds of Basel’s hotel accommodations.
Rendering Picture of the Central Plaza in Baselworld 2019

Baselworld

A park for encounters

The area formerly occupied by the Swatch Group will be transformed into the “Central Plaza” at Baselworld 2019 featuring better services for the media and new restaurants, bars and lounges.
Baselworld Chatbot

Baselworld

Intelligent show companion

The Baselworld chatbot gets an upgrade with new functions for the 2019 edition
Picture of the Show Plaza in Baselworld 2019

Baselworld

New jewellery concept is a success

The newly created “Show Plaza” will be a magnet within the Jewellery Hall 1.2 as it will highlight the novelties and innovations with spectacular shows.
Pictures of the Baselworld Daily News and models

Baselworld

The "Daily News" returns

The popular daily newspaper will once again be distributed in printed form at Baselworld 2019.

Baselworld

“Set sail for new shores”

One minute with Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director Baselworld