Baselworld this year wasn’t as crowded as the year before, or the year before that. Many regulars seemed to have skipped the show altogether; and questioning this, there were loud talks wondering about the future of possibly the biggest watch and jewellery fair in the world. Having said that, I noticed that it was the number of jewellers on the oor that were alarmingly fewer in comparison to 2017. e watch brands, however, were present with grand stalls welcoming crowds at a time. And their launches have, as usual, been beyond impressive.
On page 58, we’ve put together our favourites from Baselworld 2018 — those for a cause, the opulent models and CEO interviews who all share one common interest — India as a market for future growth.
On page 20 we’ve looked back at the time when India welcomed the A380; and on page 32 take a look at why hospitality groups are launching new brands.
For our main destination features, we have picked the mountains, quite contrasting to this scorching heat that we’ve been su ering. Enjoy the cool weather vicariously through features on Kathmandu and Switzerland on pages 26 and 38 respectively. One takes you up to the Himalayas, while the other thrills you with downslope rides.
To where are you planning a trip to cool down this summer?