The technical watchmaking industry gradually walked out of Baselworld as prices escalated following the 2013 redevelopment of the exhibition hall complex, and were entirely absent by 2018.
This year they are back with a dedicated space in Hall 2.0, giving visitors an overview of technology for the manufacture and servicing of watches, jewelry and components.
“The technical sector is back at Baselworld,” says Michel Loris-Melikoff, managing director of the show.
“I am very pleased to rebuild bonds of trust with companies in a professional sector that is vital to watchmaking and jewellery. The work is not over. Baselworld is the world’s leading industry gathering, and it is crucial to enhance the role of all its players. I intend to restore the technical sector to its rightful place, accompanied by a long-term vision of its presence and the promotion of its activities to the entire community,” he adds.
Participating companies include: Witschi Electronic, Le Temps Manufactures, Centagora, ALCO, Studex of Europe, Lampert Werktechnik, Komet Jewellery, Niqua, Town Talk Polish, Badeco, Geneva Prod, the creation of a pavilion of the association “Watch Part of Germany” with the presence of Bauer-Walser and Aristo Vollmer, Bates Techno Polisage, the TBRP Group with the companies and brands Tena Butty, Robur, Schwartzmann Fisseau-Cochot and Pouget-Pellerin, joining Bijoutil, Ernst & Friends, Petitpierre, BECO Technic, Benchalist, Ferdinand Eisele xextra4 Labelling Systems, Technofinish , SSP Politool ASIC-SA and Eitan Industries.