The most-read story on National Jeweler last week was a live report on the watches Rolex is launching at Baselworld, including this Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona with baguette-cut sapphires.
New York--These were the five most popular stories last week on National Jeweler, according to Google Analytics.

1. Live from Basel: 5 New Watches from Rolex
National Jeweler reported live from the Swiss tradeshow, where the brand released the GMT-Master II in steel with the “Pepsi” bezel and a sapphire-set Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, among others.

2. Former Florida Jeweler Wanted in 2 States
Authorities in Florida and Louisiana issued warrants for Anthony Simpson for alleged fraud.

3. ‘Circle of Heaven’ Jadeite Bangle Could Sell for $12.8M
The “highly translucent” piece will lead Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale in Hong Kong on April 3.

4. In Switzerland, a Much Smaller Baselworld Set to Open
This pre-Basel story looked at the show's decreased exhibitor numbers and how the industry is doing right now.

5. Is the Gray Market Slowing Down?
Yes, said watch retailers and a market analyst, but it will never go away completely.

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