From Basel: 5 new watches from Swarovski
A number of watches in rose gold PVD--a trend seen across the show--and lower-priced Octea watches were among the timepiece introductions from Austrian crystal company Swarovski.
From Basel: 5 watches from Tissot
Tissot debuted what it says is the world’s first touch-screen watch powered by solar energy, extending its line of tactile watches first introduced in 1999.
From Basel: 3 from Rado, 3 from Hamilton
Rado has extended its touch technology to men’s watches while Hamilton drew on models from the 1930s for inspiration in designing this year’s timepieces.
From Basel: 4 watches from Breitling
A larger Navitimer and a special series to mark the 30th anniversary of its pilot’s chronograph, the Chronomat, are among the introductions from Breitling.
From Basel: 5 watches from 88 Rue du Rhone
Many of the new timepieces from 88 Rue du Rhone, the brand started by the grandsons of the late watchmaker Raymond Weil, reflect the brand’s focus going forward on aligning its marketing with the film industry.
From Basel: 5 watches from Seiko
Japanese watch company Seiko is bringing its line of adventure sport watches to the U.S. market for the first time and has a new collection designed to attract younger consumers, with prices starting below $200.
From Basel: 5 watches from Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe will mark its 175th anniversary this year by introducing new watches in two waves: one at the Baselworld show and the other in the fall, when the brand will debut a number of limited-edition timepieces.
In Basel, the shows are about to begin
The trees are in early bloom, the white asparagus is coming in and the small Swiss town of Basel is buzzing once again for the annual Baselworld trade show, which has some company this year.
Apple’s iWatch: The next big thing
The most advanced smartwatch at the moment is the Samsung Galaxy Gear yet it lacks that special something, writes columnist Jan Brassem. But don’t take your eye off smartwatches just yet. The 2,000-pound gorilla in the wearable tech room -- Apple -- is watching and taking notes.
QVC introduces Celine Dion watch line
Grammy Award-winning singer Celine Dion is launching a watch collection that will be available exclusively on QVC called “Celine Dion Quintessential Timepieces.”
Watch News: Citizen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, more
Citizen Watch Company of America Inc. announced recently that it has introduced its first ladies’ watch that utilizes atomic timekeeping, an innovation previously available only in men’s models.
Watch news: Longines, Swatch, more
Longines is reviving the medical watch it first introduced in the 1960s, a timepiece that measures the wearer’s vital signs in addition to keeping time.