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Baselworld 2016: 21 Tidbits About Basel

Next week, at least 150,000 people will flock to Basel, Switzerland, for the world’s largest watch show, Baselworld. Our gang, of course, will be among them. Because of the frenzied pace of the show, most Baselworld visitors don’t get to see much of the city. That’s a pity because there is a lot more to it than the show. Here’s what’s beyond the watch halls.

5 Things to Know About the New Panerai PAM 578 “Lo Scienziato”

Panerai’s most technically awe-inspiring watch at this year’s SIHH watch salon is easily the Panerai Luminor “Lo Scienziato” Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio (Ref. PAM00578), a limited-edition piece combining an ultra-light titanium case, skeletonized movement, GMT complication, and unconventional tourbillon. Here’s what you need to know about the Lo Scienziato.

Three Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour

The ornate, double-dialed Grandmaster Chime dominated coverage of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary, which the brand marked last year. It is an amazing timepiece that makes a big statement. The watch we look at today is its counterpoint. With one dial and two hands, it appears to be the paradigm of simplicity, but it’s not. The