Basel

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Sit­u­ated at the Swiss-ger­many-france tri­point, Basel is fa­mous as a host of watch and art fairs, the best known be­ing Basel­world Watch and Jew­ellery Fair and Art Basel. The former is the most im­por­tant trade event in the watch in­dus­try with a his­tory of 100 years (2017 marks its cen­te­nary). Over 2,100 ex­hibitors come to­gether for 10 days to dis­play their wares each year, and bil­lions of Francs are signed in con­tracts be­tween watch­mak­ers and re­tail­ers. Ma­te­rial sup­pli­ers also come to ne­go­ti­ate deals with watch man­u­fac­tures big and small. Basel­world takes place around March/april and usu­ally makes one weekend ac­ces­si­ble to the pub­lic, so you can head in to see the lat­est in the world of watch­mak­ing.

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