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Baselworld is universally recognised as the most important marketplace and trendsetting event for the world’s watch and jewellery industry. With more than 1500 brands representing every sector of the industry, Baselworld distinguishes itself as the only show that regroups all the global key players from watchmakers to jewellers, from diamonds, pearls and gem stones dealers through to machinery suppliers. Each year there is a resplendent display of fabulous gems, timepieces and designs from all around the globe from the finest producers of jewelry and horlogerie at this highly anticipated event. Here are a few select timepieces that will be on display. PATEK PHILIPPE : Split-Seconds Chronograph Ref. 5370 As a mechanism that measures intermediate times while continuing to time an ongoing interval, the split-seconds chronograph has long been, for collectors, one of the most coveted among Patek Philippe’s specialities. The new Ref. 5370 marks the debut of the CHR 29-535…

It’s quite simple really. Saskia maaike Bouvier is a woman, she’s gorgeous, and she’s a talented watchmaker. She makes horology sexy. This blonde bombshell can go toe to toe with any of the best watchmakers. Just ask Sven Andersen, one of the founders of the Academie horlogerie des createurs independents (AHCI) in 1984, or Antoine Preziuso, another member of the AHCI. Both men are Bouvier’s godfathers for admission into the highly regarded organization. And it isn’t because she’s bewitched them with her beauty, although that obviously didn’t hurt. Bouvier Watches: From Apprentice to Masterful Creator Besides doing an apprenticeship with Peziuso, Bouvier bellied up to the workbench at Agenhor. If you don’t recognize the name, you’ll definitely recognize the amazing watches Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and his team create. There’s the Van Cleef & Arpels “Poetic Wish” and Hermes “Arceau Le Temps Suspendu”, and, of course,  MB&F’s Horological Machine 2.At Agenhor Bouvier…