Well it’s that time of year again, a time to once again return to Basel, Switzerland to attend another Baselworld. Last year was an eye opening experience to say the least, now a year later I find myself wondering what will draw into my sights.
Some of the highlights from last year: The design of a co –brand between OOO watches and Iron Bridge Watch Co. This watch is a limited edition (100 pcs) automatic movement, bronze casing and blue dial. The watch comes with two straps, Italian tan leather with blue stitching and a blue Nato strap. The watch has that old vintage charm like the other watches from OOO watches. http://www.outoforderwatches.com
The second brand I was able to introduce to the US market was Terra Cielo Mare (TCM). Another Italian brand this time from the Milan area. This brand draws their design inspiration from the Land (Terra), Sky (Cielo), and Sea (Mare). TCM manufactures a limited number watches using Swiss craftsmen and Swiss movements. http://www.terracielomare.it
The Blanchet brand of watches is the third brand I was able to gain distribution rights to in the US. The Blanchet brand has long historical presents in its design. Dating back to the late 1700’s: Napoleon III commissioned Blanchet to design a model to be presented to officers of the French Army. Some models in the Blanchet brand are Swiss Chronograph certified (COSC) a very distinguished honor to have in a watch. http://www.blanchetwatches.com
As I look back I see my family of watches growing: OOO Watch Brand being the teenager, colorful, fun, beaming with energy and excitement. TCM the rock steady parent, the one you grow to depend on to guide us. And finally there’s Blanchet the cool grandparent, distinguished with old world charm.
Heading to Basel this year I will be looking to extend my watch family tree, who knows, another brother or even a new born. For me this is reason enough to attend Baselworld each year.
For a complete look and description of OOO, TCM and Blanchet check out my blogs at: http://www.ironbridgewatches.com
This year I will be posting brief blogs and pictures on the brands that I discover at Baselworld.