Baselworld 2016 Smart And Mechanical Watch Highlights

Posted: Mar 17 2016, 1:51am CDT | by , Updated: Mar 17 2016, 6:26am CDT, in Technology News


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Baselworld 2016 Smart and Mechanical Watch Highlights
A model wears a Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono during Baselworld on March 16, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. Held annually, Baselworld is the most important watch and jewellery industry showcase event for the sector. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Baselworld 2016 begins today in Basel, Switzerland. The watch makers have made already their big announcement ahead of the opening of the show. New smartwatches share the spotlight with new masterpieces in mechanical watch making.

The Baselworld 2016 opens its doors today, Thursday, March 17. This is the most important trade show for watch makers. The traditional watch making will continue to collide with consumer electronics as smartwatches advance. The Apple Watch has not yet been on the market at last year's Baselworld, but smartwatches have already been a big topic.

Baselworld is an experience every watch fan should have enjoyed at least once. The presentation of the luxury time pieces is a thing of beauty. See the new photos of the Baselworld 2016 show floor capturing the unique athmosphere.

This year more watch makers than ever before feature a smartwatch in their line-up. Movado announced at the Baselworld 2016 to bring their HP based smartwatch technology to their brand portfolio including Coach and Hugo Boss watches.

Samsung breaks into the luxury watch segment with a partnership with de GRISOGONO and unveiled the Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO at the Baselworld 2016. The price of the limited luxury Gear S2 is not known yet.

Tag Heuer has no big news for its Smartwatch offering. The Swiss watchmaker only announced a leather strap for its successful $1,500 Tag Heuer Connected Android Wear smartwatch.

Fossil, which acquired Misfit last year, has its own little Baselworld exhibition featuring their new line of smartwatches along other watches.

The luxury time pieces are still dominating Baselworld 2016. Watches that have a price tag of a car are still thriving and have their place in the market. Breitling unveiled at the Baselworld the Breitling Avenger Hurricane and the Breitling Superocean ChronoWorks.

Tag Heuer has no big smartwatch news, but unveiled six new Tag Heuer watches including the new Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T and new Heritage Tag Heuer Monza.

Baselworld 2016 expects 150,000 visitors over the coming week including about 4,000 journalists from around the world. Read all Baselworld 2016 News.

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