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Basel: it’s like Fashion Week–for watches. Baselworld is the largest watch show on the planet. The press, retailers and watch fans descend on the small city of Basel, Switzerland to preview the greatest new timepieces. If the name of the location sounds familiar, it is probably because it is the place where the famous Art Basel Fair originated. And speaking of artistry, there was a lot to get excited about in ladies’ timepieces. See the best of Basel below.
Pretty on the inside, skeleton watches show off all the wheels and gears and represent the height of horology. In other words, they might remind you of the acrylic trend that is sweeping through accessories, but to make one of these beauties requires serious watchmaking talent.
Pictured: Chanel Boyfriend Skeletal, chanel.com.
Pictured: DeGrisorgono New Retro Double Power Reserve, degrisorgono.com.
This season, watch makers made it possible to wrap up your wrist with extra-long straps. Some designs go twice around. Others extend to a triple wrap. For the fashion risk-taker, there are even quadruple wrap straps.
Pictured: Chanel Première Rock, chanel.com.
Pictured: Bulgari Serpenti Twist Your Time, bulgari.com.
Pictured: Harry Winston Emerald Collection, harrywinston.com.
Sweet as can be, the candy color gems on these watches are guaranteed to brighten up any outfit–not to mention your mood– when you check the time.
Pictured: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, rolex.com.
Pictured: Harry Winston Premier Candy Automatic, harrywinston.com.
Classic boyfriend watches have been given a feminine twist. And, this time, the clean lines are lit with diamonds and crystals.
Pictured: Swarovski Octea Luxe, swarovski.com.
Pictured: Omega Trésor, omegawatches.com.
Pictured: Tag Heuer Formula 1, tagheuer.com.
A gold watch is a rite of passage piece in any accessories collection. Now, there are all kinds of dynamic gold watch designs to make sure your piece of a lifetime is absolutely individual.
Pictured: Gucci Dionysus Watch, gucci.com.
Pictured: Chopard Happy Palm, chopard.com.
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Pictured: Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas, bulgari.com.