Conclusion Of Baselworld 2016
This year’s edition of Baselworld started in a different climate then previous years with everyone talking about the gentle slowdown of the industry. After 15 years of uninterrupted growth, watchmaking is now facing a more challenging environment and brands have to adapt to this with better positioned collections. But this trend can be experienced in almost every industry worldwide and there are no reasons why watchmakers would not be affected by this.
Never the less, we were able to see some pretty cool timepieces, a bit less exuberant than what we’ve been accustomed to, but overall creativity is still there and thanks to the independents there was some exciting novelties presented.
Attendance was a bit lower, but there was still a lot of interest from the public and journalists for what remains the biggest watch show in the world.