Any fine watch collector knows that mid March is the most magical time of the year: Baselworld is coming. Baselworld is the globally renowned destination for watch collectors and enthusiasts. As many as 1,500 brands showcase their creations and innovations in watchmaking and jewelry during the yearly exhibition which takes place in Basel, Switzerland. This year, Baselworld took place from March 19 – 26 and attracted more than 150,000 attendees.
If you couldn’t make it out to Switzerland this year, no worries! NorthPark Center’s boutiques have some of Baselworld’s most coveted timepieces.
The Tourbillon boutique carries a wide variety of watch brands, including Breguet, Blancpain, Glasshütte Original, Jaquet Droz, OMEGA and Swatch. You can find Baselworld watches across those different brands.
One of my favorite pieces from Tourbillon is the Grande Second Lapis Lazuli from Jaquet Droz. This gorgeous watch has a deep blue lapis lazuli face and a white mother-of-pearl sub dial. The handmade strap is black alligator with a rolled edge.
For a more masculine watch, I adore the Breguet’s Classique Chronométrie wristwatch. This hand-wound timepiece is made in 18-carat rose gold and features a sapphire case back.
For more information, please contact the Tourbillon boutique at 214.346.3431.
My next stop was TAG Heuer, where I discovered the sporty Formula 1 McLaren Limited Edition watch. To celebrate their 30-year partnership with the McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team, TAG Heuer created the commemorative, limited edition anniversary watch inspired by the award-winning racing team. The watch features a new-generation Formula 1 42 mm case with a quartz Chronograph movement.
For more information, please contact TAG Heuer at 214.346.5381.
Last but not least is Hublot’s Unico Italia Independent in Denim grey. This timepiece celebrates the iconic BIG BANG collection that was first released 10 years ago at Baselworld. It features a state-of-the-art new material called Texalium, which is an aluminum-coated carbon fiber. The NorthPark Center Hublot boutique also has this watch in striking Denim blue.
For more information, please contact Hublot at 469.232.9449.