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In pictures: Baselworld 2015

In pictures: Baselworld 2015
Gizmag headed to Baselworld 2015 to take a look at the latest the watch and jewelery world has to offer (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag headed to Baselworld 2015 to take a look at the latest the watch and jewelery world has to offer (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The ever-present trams were plastered with Baselworld-related adverts (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The ever-present trams were plastered with Baselworld-related adverts (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The 2015 show welcomed more than 150,000 visitors (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The 2015 show welcomed more than 150,000 visitors (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
A Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition parked outside Hall 1 (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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A Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition parked outside Hall 1 (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Christophe Claret observing his latest timepiece – the Allegro (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Christophe Claret observing his latest timepiece – the Allegro (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The Allegro features a minute repeater with cathedral gongs, a date window and a day/night indicator (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The Allegro features a minute repeater with cathedral gongs, a date window and a day/night indicator (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Christophe Claret's Aventicum – which uses a mirascope to create the illusion of a floating emperor at the center of the dial – was also on show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Christophe Claret's Aventicum – which uses a mirascope to create the illusion of a floating emperor at the center of the dial – was also on show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The eye-catching Poker and X-TREM-1 may not be the newest Christophe Claret pieces, but they're still some of the most eye-catching (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The eye-catching Poker and X-TREM-1 may not be the newest Christophe Claret pieces, but they're still some of the most eye-catching (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Tag Heuer held a press event on the opening day of the show, but thanks to "silicon valley execs" having not arrived on time, its biggest announced was delayed until the following day (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Tag Heuer held a press event on the opening day of the show, but thanks to "silicon valley execs" having not arrived on time, its biggest announced was delayed until the following day (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Tag Heuer revealed its partnership with Intel and Google, but didn't have any smart hardware to show off just yet (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Tag Heuer revealed its partnership with Intel and Google, but didn't have any smart hardware to show off just yet (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Representatives from Google and Intel cutting a wheel of cheese produced by Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver's very own cows (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag)
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Representatives from Google and Intel cutting a wheel of cheese produced by Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver's very own cows (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag)
Tag Heuer was keen to highlight its new smartwatch partnership (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Tag Heuer was keen to highlight its new smartwatch partnership (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
HYT had all three of its hydro-mechanical movements on display, including the first generation, vertical bellow-packing H1 seen here (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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HYT had all three of its hydro-mechanical movements on display, including the first generation, vertical bellow-packing H1 seen here (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
HYT's Skull timepiece, featuring an H1 movement, was particularly striking (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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HYT's Skull timepiece, featuring an H1 movement, was particularly striking (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
HYT brought large scale versions of its mechanical movements along to the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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HYT brought large scale versions of its mechanical movements along to the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Hublot had its Big Bang Oceanographic 400 Carbon on show. The timepiece is water resistant to a depth of 4,000 m (13,123 ft) (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Hublot had its Big Bang Oceanographic 400 Carbon on show. The timepiece is water resistant to a depth of 4,000 m (13,123 ft) (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Hublot had Nuytco Research's Exosuit at its Baseworld booth, which allows divers to safely operate at depths of up to 305 m (1,000 ft) (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Hublot had Nuytco Research's Exosuit at its Baseworld booth, which allows divers to safely operate at depths of up to 305 m (1,000 ft) (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The Hublot Big Bang Ferrari King Gold caught Gizmag's eye. The watch is limited to 500 pieces and features a movement with 330 individually hand-assembled components. (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The Hublot Big Bang Ferrari King Gold caught Gizmag's eye. The watch is limited to 500 pieces and features a movement with 330 individually hand-assembled components. (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
This example of the first underwater photosystem was on display in Blanc Pain's booth (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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This example of the first underwater photosystem was on display in Blanc Pain's booth (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The Hermès booth was one of the most striking at the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The Hermès booth was one of the most striking at the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Hermès debuted two rare watches that represent the first time that a French porcelain dial has been combined with Japanese Aka-e painting (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Hermès debuted two rare watches that represent the first time that a French porcelain dial has been combined with Japanese Aka-e painting (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Two designs are available, with a limited production run of 12, and each watch is painted by a single Japanese artisan (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Two designs are available, with a limited production run of 12, and each watch is painted by a single Japanese artisan (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Hermès also had the striking Cape Cod Zebra Pegasus on show – hand-engraved unique pieces featuring the company's in-house H1837 movement (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Hermès also had the striking Cape Cod Zebra Pegasus on show – hand-engraved unique pieces featuring the company's in-house H1837 movement (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Swarovski's booth was as understated as ever (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Swarovski's booth was as understated as ever (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
A stunning 1972 Muira P400 SV set off the Tonino Lamborghini booth (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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A stunning 1972 Muira P400 SV set off the Tonino Lamborghini booth (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Tonino Lamborghini had both timepieces and its luxury smartphones on display (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Tonino Lamborghini had both timepieces and its luxury smartphones on display (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag took the opportunity to get a look at Mondaine's Helvetica No.1 Smart fitness tracker (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag took the opportunity to get a look at Mondaine's Helvetica No.1 Smart fitness tracker (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The Mondaine watch links to iOS andAndroid smartphones to provide fitness tracking (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The Mondaine watch links to iOS andAndroid smartphones to provide fitness tracking (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
More than 4,300 journalists attended the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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More than 4,300 journalists attended the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
U-Boat's stand was one of the more mysterious destinations at the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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U-Boat's stand was one of the more mysterious destinations at the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Seiko had its 1969 Astron on display – the world's first quartz watch (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Seiko had its 1969 Astron on display – the world's first quartz watch (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
This F1 Red Bull RB9 – the same car that propelled Sebastian Vettel to victory in the 2013 Formula One season – made an appearance at Baselworld (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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This F1 Red Bull RB9 – the same car that propelled Sebastian Vettel to victory in the 2013 Formula One season – made an appearance at Baselworld (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Vector took the opportunity to announce its smartwatch, which promises a 30 day battery life (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Vector took the opportunity to announce its smartwatch, which promises a 30 day battery life (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The Vector device features a low-powered memory LCD display and connects to iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The Vector device features a low-powered memory LCD display and connects to iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag sat down with the Vector team to take a look at the variations of its new smartwatch (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag sat down with the Vector team to take a look at the variations of its new smartwatch (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Eberhard and Co. had this iconic Alfa Romeo 16C Twin-engine at its booth (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Eberhard and Co. had this iconic Alfa Romeo 16C Twin-engine at its booth (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The Alfa Romeo 16C Twin-engine was present to celebrate the company's Tazio Nuvolari timepieces, named after the man who set a 1935 speed record in the vehicle (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The Alfa Romeo 16C Twin-engine was present to celebrate the company's Tazio Nuvolari timepieces, named after the man who set a 1935 speed record in the vehicle (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
A total of 1,500 companies exhibited at the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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A total of 1,500 companies exhibited at the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The design of Hall 1, which houses the booths of some of big name companies such as Rolex and Tag Heuer, was impressive to behold (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The design of Hall 1, which houses the booths of some of big name companies such as Rolex and Tag Heuer, was impressive to behold (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Jaquet Droz's bird cage-themed booth was one of the most visually interesting of the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Jaquet Droz's bird cage-themed booth was one of the most visually interesting of the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Jaquet Droz displayed a series of timepieces with hand-painted enamel dials (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Jaquet Droz displayed a series of timepieces with hand-painted enamel dials (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Each watch is a one-of-a-kind piece and it takes at least one week to create each example (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Each watch is a one-of-a-kind piece and it takes at least one week to create each example (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Tag Heuer's booth was furnished with a 2015 Nissan LMP1 (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Tag Heuer's booth was furnished with a 2015 Nissan LMP1 (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Carl Bucherer had a large scale version of its CFB1000 movement on the side of its booth. According to the company, the movement is designed to combine "the aesthetic appeal of a hand-wound movement with the convenience of automatic winding." (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Carl Bucherer had a large scale version of its CFB1000 movement on the side of its booth. According to the company, the movement is designed to combine "the aesthetic appeal of a hand-wound movement with the convenience of automatic winding." (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Patek Philippe's Calatrava Pilot Travel Time was introduced at the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Patek Philippe's Calatrava Pilot Travel Time was introduced at the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The watch features a dual time zone mechanism indicating home and local time (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The watch features a dual time zone mechanism indicating home and local time (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
This display of Patek Philippe's various movements was impressive to behold (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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This display of Patek Philippe's various movements was impressive to behold (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Tudor – Rolex's relatively affordable subsidiary – debuted the North Flag range featuring the company's first ever in-house movement (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Tudor – Rolex's relatively affordable subsidiary – debuted the North Flag range featuring the company's first ever in-house movement (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Romain Jerome introduced the Subcraft – a mechanical watch with a readout that appears to be digital (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Romain Jerome introduced the Subcraft – a mechanical watch with a readout that appears to be digital (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Most of the Romain Jerome booth was taken up by a huge ball pit (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Most of the Romain Jerome booth was taken up by a huge ball pit (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Watches and jewelery wasn't all that was on display at Baselworld 2015. These Hubert Herr Black Forest cuckoo clocks are hand-carved and made in Germany (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Watches and jewelery wasn't all that was on display at Baselworld 2015. These Hubert Herr Black Forest cuckoo clocks are hand-carved and made in Germany (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Emporio Armani opted for a vault entrance aesthetic to its Baselworld booth (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Emporio Armani opted for a vault entrance aesthetic to its Baselworld booth (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag sat down with Christophe & Co to take a look at the company's Apollo Armill (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag sat down with Christophe & Co to take a look at the company's Apollo Armill (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The ultra high-end, US$149K bracelet features an optional smart technology module (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The ultra high-end, US$149K bracelet features an optional smart technology module (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Bell & Ross' 10th anniversary BR-01 automatic watch was advertized all over Basel, and it didn't disappoint in the flesh (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Bell & Ross' 10th anniversary BR-01 automatic watch was advertized all over Basel, and it didn't disappoint in the flesh (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Miki Eleta's bold Timeburner watch pays tribute to the early combustion engines (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Miki Eleta's bold Timeburner watch pays tribute to the early combustion engines (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The Timeburner offers an industrial look and makes use of a piston to show time (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The Timeburner offers an industrial look and makes use of a piston to show time (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
This 5 m (16.4 ft) tall Schlumpf mechanical clock, located in the courtyard of Hall 2, was certainly an impressive sight (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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This 5 m (16.4 ft) tall Schlumpf mechanical clock, located in the courtyard of Hall 2, was certainly an impressive sight (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The Longines booth was decorated with this fetching, life-sized blue horse (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The Longines booth was decorated with this fetching, life-sized blue horse (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
HYT's third generation hydro-mechanical movement was debuted at the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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HYT's third generation hydro-mechanical movement was debuted at the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
The device displays time in straight lines, and offers a 170 hour power reserve (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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The device displays time in straight lines, and offers a 170 hour power reserve (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Baselworld flags lined the streets across the town, leading the way to the exhibition center (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Baselworld flags lined the streets across the town, leading the way to the exhibition center (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag headed to Baselworld 2015 to take a look at the latest the watch and jewelery world has to offer (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag headed to Baselworld 2015 to take a look at the latest the watch and jewelery world has to offer (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag headed to Baselworld 2015 to take a look at the latest the watch and jewelery world has to offer (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag headed to Baselworld 2015 to take a look at the latest the watch and jewelery world has to offer (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
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Given the premier nature of Switzerland's watchmaking industry, the level of excitement, glitz and glamor that surrounds Baselworld should come as no surprise. The town of Basel, nestled as it is just minutes from the French and German borders, was littered with banners, flags and posters this month, signalling the arrival of the biggest event on any watchmaker's calendar. Once again, Gizmag joined the thousands of trade, press and public attendees in search of the latest and greatest in wrist-worn fashion and innovation.

With a host of Android Wear devices on the market and with the imminent arrival of the Apple Watch, smartwatches were expected to have a more significant presence at Baselworld 2015 than ever before.

However, while Vector took the opportunity to show off its long lasting smartwatch, Mondaine provided Gizmag with a look at its undercover fitness tracker and Tag Heuer announced its long rumored partnership with Intel and Google, it was technology of the mechanical persuasion that once again took center stage.

More than 4,300 journalists attended the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)
More than 4,300 journalists attended the show (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)

From HYT's newest hydro-mechanical movement to the latest Christophe Claret creation and beyond, a total of 1,500 brands had their latest ranges on display. In excess of 150,000 visitors attended the event, including more than 4,300 journalists.

Having already provided a look at some of the most eye-catching pieces at the show, it's now time for a complete round-up of all the highlights in our Baselworld photo gallery.

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