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Watch and jewellery show Baselworld still an event to watch

Big players such as Rolex, Patek Philippe and Omega are taking part in Baselworld.
Big players such as Rolex, Patek Philippe and Omega are taking part in Baselworld.ST PHOTO: WONG KIM HOH

Some of the biggest brands remain at the world's top watch and jewellery show although the number of exhibitors has dipped

The world's biggest watch and jewellery show turns 101 this year and, despite almost halving in size from last year, it seems its time is far from up.

Although the number of exhibitors at Baselworld, which started yesterday, has fallen below 700 - down from 1,300 last year and 2,000 in 2011 - it has retained some of the industry's biggest brands.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2018, with the headline 'Baselworld still an event to watch'. Print Edition | Subscribe