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SIHH and Basel World

by Jordan Ficklin

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It’s that time of the year already. SIHH (Salon Internationalde de Haute Horlogerie) is several months before Basel this year (it’s going on now)and the blogosphere is reporting lots of new models from the Richemont brands and the few other brands exhibiting there. You might check out Men’s Watch Review for some of the models hitting the market this year.

Last year I made some Basel Predictions two of which came true. I’m going to jump out on a limb again and make some more predictions. I’m really a Rolex guy so I’ll stay mostly in the “green”.

  1. From everyone you’ve never heard of we will see more new Tourbillons. Enough with the tourbillon already, how about a totally new and useful complicatoin.
  2. This one is a no-brainer: We’ll see the ceramic bezel on the steel & gold submariner this year. It will be available in blue and black and will get the new Glide-Lock Clasp.
  3. The Day-Date will receive an annual calendar. –> A guy can hope can’t he? Maybe it will filter down to the datejust in about 5 years when I’m ready to purchase one.
  4. More “feminine” dials for 31mm and 34mm watches.
  5. By the way Basel World 2009 starts March 26th.

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