People say I disliked the Baselworld Watch Fair. I was enraged by the idea of making the annual pilgrimage there to see the new horological treasures of some of my favorite watch brands, such as Omega, Rolex L.U.C., Blancpain, Chopard L.U.C., Blancpain, and Rolex Replica Watches.
It was quite the opposite. Baselworld was a wonderful place to be. It created a sense of community that I loved. It was a great place to meet people with a passion for horology.
I can recall the joy of consuming numerous Aperol Spritzes as well as glasses of Swiss Dezaley wine while engaging in conversation that distinguished tourbillons from carrousels. The beauty of the Type XX tropical dial chronographs was also a highlight.
The thrill of the fair's opening morning was thrilling.Replica Watches
I remember rushing through security and heading towards Rolex Replica Watches’s modern booth. My heart would do a John Bonham drum solo whenever I saw their latest horological wonders. As everyone else, I remember waiting for the moment when Rolex opened up its latest watches. Particularly, I enjoyed the gasps of amazement from the assembled crowds when Daytona's ceramic bezel Daytona was first revealed.
Baselworld 2019, Rolex booth
Raynald Aeschlimann, an amazing person, was a great friend. She made our annual Omega booth interview and watch presentation fun, educational, and enjoyable. Nick Foulkes, a fellow journalist, and I stumbled into the Chopard booth's private bar and had a lively and positive conversation with Caroline Scheufele. We soon forgot that we were being taped.
My annual lunches with Mike Tay, a retail legend,Rolex Day-Date Replica
are fond memories of us discussing the main themes of the year. We discussed who won, who lost, and what hidden treasures were hiding at the tent of independents. Rexhep Rexhepi and he came up with the idea for the Chronometre Contemporaine.
I can recall having spontaneous shots with Felix, Martin, and Yacine of URWERK. Moments of laughter with Pierre Jacques de Bethune and battling wits alongside Max Busser. Amazing dinners at Stucki with great friends that lasted well into the night, despite our exhaustion. These special moments are what I will always treasure.
Basel's incessant pursuit of greed was my problem. Although the booths were expensive, there was no infrastructure or support to match. Baselworld WIFI is required for all brands. The problem was that the Baselworld WIFI did not work.