Sure, the main reason to attend Baselworld each year is to see the latest and greatest releases from some of the biggest watch brands in the world. That new Jubilee-equipped "Batman" GMT from Rolex? Check. The ref. 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar from Patek Philippe? Done. A totally new kind of Spring Drive sports watch from Grand Seiko? You betcha. But if you keep your head up as you roam Hall 1 and the surrounding area, there's a lot more to enjoy than just the year's novelties.*
Everyone in the watch world knows that Baselworld is as much the place to be seen as it is the place to see. People get properly turned out and make sure that they've got their finest tickers on their wrists. We had a few of our photographers keep their shutter-fingers at the ready as we rolled from appointment to appointment, trying to capture the very best. Some of the faces (and watches) below might look familiar, while others might be new, but let us know your favorites down in the comments. Enjoy!
(P.S. If you want more show style photos to enjoy, check out our reports from SIHH 2019 and Baselworld 2018 too.)
Photos: Grey Korhonen, Dave Aujero, James Stacey