BaselWorld 2012 is the place to see what is new in the wide world of watches. And this year, men have plenty to look forward to with a wide range of choices of not only the usual suspects, but some very special yet-to-be-announced timepieces.
Opening its doors from the 8th - 15th March, here is a selection of some of what BaselWorld will have to offer for men. It is still the world's biggest watch and jewellery show, with 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.
The biggest names in the horological world will be descending on Basel with their finest timepieces yet. For those looking for the ultimate extravagance you'll see the Graff Master Graff Tourbillion with a dial incorporating 15cts of diamonds cut down from 45ct sourced diamonds, for those looking for more something more discerning there is the perfectly realised Maurice Lacroix Lune Rétrograde, or the classic masculinity that TAG Heuer bring to each design every year, such as their latest Microgirder, that this year comes with a 1/2000th of a second timing from the new concept that TAG Heuer are proud to have at this year's BaselWorld, beating at an unbelievable 7.2 milltion beats every hour.
There are countless others, not to mention the mighty OMEGA, the always splendid Chopard, Bremont, and this year limited edition Breitling for Bentley GMT V8 Watch. Set to be unveiled exclusively at Baselworld, Breitling's timepiece was made to mark the launch of the Bentley Continental GT V8. With so many of the biggest icons of the horological world in one place, BaselWorld 2012 is going to be full of many more marvels and no doubt some world first glimpses too.
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.