Analysis: Lengbeau's Top 5 Favorites from Baselworld 2017 (and Some Less-Than-Desirable New Releases) (Part 1 of 2)
Yup it's that time of the year again that sees flocks of visitors, business executives, bloggers and pretty much anybody with a tangential interest in the watch business heading to Basel for the biggest, baddest watch show in the world, aptly dubbed the Baselworld. For those who might not be familiar with this world class trade show, it helps to understand that a trip to Baselworld is kind of like the horology equivalent to a pilgrimage to Mecca. You will get to go hands-on with the newest creations from watch brands - from Patek Philippe to Edifice - from all over the world. You will get to see legendary industry figures and collectors whom you though only exist on Instagram. You get the idea.
And just like any previous Baselworld showing, Baselworld 2017 has proven to be a blast. With the dust well settled, it's about time we recount our memories of the event. Of the slew of new pieces unveiled, here are Lengbeau's top 5 picks (not in any particular order), and we can't wait to explain to you why these watches in particular speak to us. What's more, we'll also name new pieces that made us go "meh." for a myriad of reasons, be it a sheer creative laziness, or simply a head-scratching idea.
Let's check them out.
In case you don't know, this very week is the biggest week in a year for to the global watch community because THE biggest watch exhibition, the Baselworld, is taking place in Basel, Switzerland (of course) at this very moment. What happens in Baselworld you ask? Simple. Almost ALL of the watch brands (from traditional powerhouses like Rolex and Patek to relatively niche watchmakers) around the world will come together and reveal their 2016 new releases and absolutely anybody in the watch business, the magazine editors, the buyers, the professional photographers, for instance, would be keeping a close eye on the new goodies delivered by the best names in the business.
And over the past few days or so, there are 3 new releases that have captured Lengbeau's heart in particular (so far) and it's only a right to do to share our quick view on them with you. To learn more about Baselworld 2016, feel free to go here.
Here comes our top 3 picks.
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