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Baselworld 2013 is opening its doors to visitors a little late than usual this spring. Renowned as the epicenter of watch & jewellery trade shows, Basel has been attracting more than 100,000 visitors annually with the latest in horology innovations and technical feats since its inauguration in 1917.
Native Basel architects, Herzog & Meuron has ushered a new era for Baselworld in 2013 with a brand new main exhibition hall - a 430 million Swiss francs (CHF) project with a 95,000 square metres coverage. The theme of this year's Baselworld is aptly entitled "Brilliance Meets". For those who in the EU region, there is still some time left to attend Baselworld 2013 as the exhibition is ongoing now till 2nd May 2013.
In the past 2 Baselworld exhibitions, the facelifted Rolex Submariner with ceramic bezel, date and non-date, have been the major highlights for me. The introduction of a brand new model Sky-Dweller of Baselworld 2012 has been well-recieved amongst collectors. Tudor experimented with vintage watch influences from the 1960s with a redesigned no-crown guard Black Bay, and the Pelagos with snowflake elements from the 1970s. For more information and pictures: Read my Baselworld 2012 Trip Report here.
Rolex – Baselworld 2013 New Models (Official)
Rolex has unveiled their new line-up of models for Baselworld 2013, with a new Cosmograph Daytona, Day-Date, GMT Master II, Lady Date-Just Pearlmaster, Yacht-Master II in their Oyster collection. With the fusion of new and past elements deeply embedded within Rolex's DNA, collectors are once again re-introduced by this company's innovative patent designs. Below are the official screenshots from Rolex.com – Baselworld 2013 New Models.
New: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116506 with Cerachrom Monobloc Bezel
New: GMT Master II Ref. 116710BLNR with Black & Blue Cerachrom Bezel
Introducting an exclusive 2-colour black and blue Cerachrom bezel on the GMT Master II ref. 116710BLNR, Rolex SA. has reinstated one of the most popular bezel insert configurations on the vintage GMT Master ref. 1675 (pepsi – blue & red) back into its 2013 collection. (seen below)