Baselworld 2016: Reinventing the All-Black Watch

Seven distinct timepieces that reimagine the use of the classic color

With hundreds of brands present, Baselworld—the globe’s largest and arguably most prestigious watch and jewelry fair—doesn’t intentionally play host to themes or trends, but it does offer an opportunity to notice through-lines across multiple watchmakers. Each year tends to deliver an interesting color story, whether it was last year’s powerful use of green or brilliant blue dials the year before. Both of these color choices …

Baselworld 2015: Bulgari’s Magnesium Collection

Smartwatches crafted from three groundbreaking materials, and attached to data vaults in Swiss bunkers

At this year’s Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, we got hands-on with Bulgari‘s new smartwatch concept pieces. And while it’s just a concept now (with a superb functional demo model already in existence), the luxury brand plans on taking it to market this fall. The Magnesium collection isn’t the watch you’d expect in the age of the Apple Watch. It’s a self-winding mechanical wristwatch—the type …