A Work in Progress

Basel 2001, the world's largest timepiece and jewelry trade show (March 22-29) was a work in progress in many different but apparent ways. Reorganizing. The show is in the third of five years of extensive reorganization and renovation of its watch and jewelry halls. The newest—the redesigned and renovated Hall 2.2 for luxury jewelry exhibitors—was officially opened at the fair. A new show. It will be launched in 2003 in Zurich and held simultaneously with the watch and jewelry show, say Basel Fair officials. The fair's 300-plus components, equipment, and services exhibitors will be relocated—over many objections—to the new show space, freeing 10,000 square feet for expansion by current (and some new) watch and jewelry exhibitors. The changes are necessary, say fair officials, if the crowded Basel show is to survive, thrive, and hold onto its exhibito

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