BaselWorld 2012 Womens watch highlights

A sneak peek at new women's watches for 2012 launching at BaselWorld show

Bulgari. Serpenti watch. POA

BaselWorld 2012 is the place to see what is new in the wide world of watches. And this year, women have plenty to look forward to with a wide range of choices and of course plenty of diamonds.

Here are some of the new faces you will come across as the doors of BaselWorld open from the 8th - 15th March. It is the world's biggest watch and jewellery show. Vast halls that stretch as far as the eye can see house a world of watch and jewellery wonders. The big brands erect entire buildings of marble, glass and even wood to showcase the new arrivals in the most opulent settings. This is also to come and buy loose stones and pearls as an entire hall is given over to an Aladdin's treasure trove of all the sparkles, shimmers and shines.

Almost every big name in both watches and jewellery is here and to mark the tone, Rolex and Patek Philippe flank the entrance to the main hall. The Swatch Group straddles the hub of the vast hall with its brands that include Omega, Breguet, Longines, Blancpain, Rado and Tissot to name a few. The hundreds of other booths are filled with names we know such as Breitling, Hublot, Chanel, Dior, Harry Winston and Chopard.

In an adjacent hall are clustered jewellery brands from big names such as Mikimoto to small producers. But all are here with the same aim: to sell to retailers and tell the press all about their new creations. So if watches are your thing, then make sure you follow the news from the biggest watch event on the planet, or head to Basel as the event is open to the public.

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