Suisse Watch: Baselworld 2011 Preview

Investment and a rebounding global economy could help boost business at BaselworldExcitement is brewing for the Baselworld 2011 World Watch and Jewellery Show, held March 24–31 in Basel, Switzerland. Sales everywhere—from Russia to the United States—are climbing, and vendors and store owners alike are looking forward to restocking inventories.Italian jeweler Antonini will bring selections from a new one-off colored-stone collection, Extraordinary Pieces: emerald and pink tourmaline drop earrings for $174,240; and pink or blue sapphire and diamond rings for roughly $45,000 each.“The economy is moving in the right direction,” said co-owner Sergio Antonini, who has already booked appointments with buyers from Russia, Japan, and Azerbaijan. “The [good] mood is back, and buyers are looking for new colors.”Sergio AntoniniBuyers are also looking for inspiration. As the luxury trad

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