BaselWorld 2009: What to expect?

Robert-Jan Broer
February 11, 2009
BaselWorld 2009: What to expect?

This year, BaselWorld 2009 is being held from March 26th till April 2nd. Together with Frank from, I’ll be visiting Basel from March 26th till March 29th. We booked our flights, hotels and together with Kyle from we are planning our meetings already.

Baselworld 2009

The pre-Basel news is already flooding the various watch portals. My earlier post on the Omega Speedmaster Pro 40th anniversary model should also classify as pre-Basel news. Omega has their press-kits already available for the large public on Breitling will be introducing their Navitimer 125th Anniversary model, as does Bvlgari.

Their Sotirio Bvlgari watch is a tribute to its founder, 125 years ago. Besides limited editions, tributes and anniversary models, brands are also introducing regular models [pheww]. Blancpain already spread the word on their Blancpain 500 Fathoms watch. This 48mm diameter titanium built watch is water-resistant to 1000 metres.

Smaller brands, such as Linde Werdelin, are introducing their new watches as well of course. Linde Werdelin’s SpidoLite watch with a movement finished by Svend Anderson. Ariel Adams over at already blogged about this watch.

As a Rolex fan, I wonder what this Geneva based company is going to reveal this year. They are known to keep their new watches secret till the day of the BaselWorld Expo. I also wonder whether the atmosphere in Basel will be influenced by the global credit crisis, as it did during the SIHH expo a few weeks ago.

Anyway, looking forward to meet some of the LinkedIn ‘A Passion for Watches’-group members (almost 1000 this month), people I have only communicated with via e-mail (or LinkedIn) and some of the ‘regulars’ who will also be visiting Basel.

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Robert-Jan Broer
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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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