The Timepieces of Basel 2001: Colorful, Sparkling Women’s Wear

Three strong trends stood out in the new watch crop at Basel 2001, trends often converging in the same collection: Many, many more watches designed specifically for women. Strong use of color (including straps and colored gems). Extensive use of diamonds, or a "diamond look" on watches. This year's fair also was notable for its innovative and unusual watch designs and horological marvels, the spotlight on tourbillon watches, and the number of watchmakers adding their own jewelry collections. In addition, several brands celebrated important anniversaries, marking the events with the introduction of new or collectible watches. These highlights, plus the luxury watch shows held in Geneva, Switzerland, will be reported on in the July issue of JCK. This month, we look at the colorful and glittering trends in women's watches at Basel 20

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