Basel World Watch Fair 2013 – by Leo Parker

Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 14.56.37For those of you who have no idea what or where The Basel World Watch fair is, its essentially the stand-out event in the luxury watch calendar and any watchmaker worth their salt – the likes of Rolex, Breitling, TAG Heuer and Hublot – see it as the ideal platform to showcase exactly what they have got in store over the next twelve months.

Now with the 2013 Fair a distant, but fantastic, memory, we have the opportunity to look back at the event and unveil some of the finest, most luxurious and, quite frankly, jaw-dropping timepieces that were showcased at this year’s celebrity packed event.

All the world’s biggest watchmakers came out to play at BaselWorld 2013 with the likes of Rolex, TAG Heuer, Breitling and Hublot truly showcased why they are considered the world’s most revered and prestigious watchmakers.

The event had plenty of buzz about it prior to its commencement and, it’s safe to say, it definitely didn’t disappoint on any level with some breath taking luxury watches being unveiled to an eager throng of consumers who were lucky enough to score tickets to the event.

Switzerland is the spiritual home of watchmaking so it’s no surprise that the world’s leading names wait for BaselWorld to show off what they’ve had up their sleeves and will be releasing over the next few months. Courtesy of the chaps over at The Watch Gallery, we have some exclusive photos from this year’s BaselWorld event and prepare to be blown away by a horological master class from the likes of TAG Heuer, Hublot and Rolex.

So, let’s stop talking about BaselWorld and start looking at some of the watches that were unveiled at the event – safe to say, they were all pretty amazing.

TAG Heuer MikroPendulum Watch:

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TAG Heuer MikroPendulum Watch

TAG Heuer Carrera Collection:

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 41mm

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 41mm

TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer Edition

TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer Edition

 

Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari Watch:

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Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari

Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari

 

 

Rolex Stand:

Rolex stand at BaselWorld 2013 – 1230 square metres, six weeks to construct

Rolex stand at BaselWorld 2013 – 1230 square metres, six weeks to construct

Rolex GMT Master II

Rolex GMT Master II

 

Rolex 36mm Day Date with Crocodile Strap

Rolex 36mm Day Date with Crocodile Strap

 

Rolex 50th Anniversary Daytona Platinum watch

Rolex 50th Anniversary Daytona Platinum watch

 

Zenith Stand:

 

Austrian daredevil, Felix Baumgartner, helping to launch new range of Zenith Pilot watches

Austrian daredevil, Felix Baumgartner, helping to launch new range of Zenith Pilot watches

 

The watch worn by Baumgartner during descent to earth

The watch worn by Baumgartner during descent to earth

 

As you can see, BaselWorld 2013 has seen some spectacular timepieces unveiled and some of the best are showcased above. With such an exceptional array of watches showcased at the event, excitement is already high over what the world’s leading watchmakers have got in store for BaselWorld 2014.

 

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