Hall 1, as always, hosts the International Brands.  There is a palpable air of excitement as visitors peruse the new collections from Patek Philippe, Rolex, Hublot, Omega, Tag Heuer and many others.  The brilliance of their collections is breath-taking and the use of superlatives such as excellence seem a little inadequate when beholding this years innovations displayed in their massive bespoke stands.

 This years visit was primarily to sit down with our lead supplier, Schwarz Etienne.  I have known Josef Ernst, Sales Manager, for a number of years and was enthralled as he walked me through the new Roswell and La Chaux-de-Fonds Tourbillon ranges.  The Company, established in 1902, has created a fourth calibre, the ISE (Irreversible Schwarz Etienne). This reverse movement was presented for the first time at Baselworld in the latest Roswell model.  In addition Schwarz Etienne has launched this most collectible of ranges featuring the Flying Tourbillon and the Petite Seconde Retrograde Tourbillon. 

 My congratulations to the craftsmanship of the team in Neuchâtel and I wish them every success with these collections.

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