Two of the movements on the list are made by celebrated independent watchmaker Christophe Claret.
Baselworld, the annual Swiss “fashion week” for watches, is Nirvana for collectors and connoisseurs. Hundreds of super watches make their debut during a glamorous week of launch parties and private appointments, but only a select few attain true Holy Grail status. The following top-ten list of most wanted watches in Basel represents some of this year’s most celebrated treasures, any one of which is worth selling the rest of your collection to own. Some are firsts in series, others are re-engineered versions of iconic lines that incorporate advances in technology and design, and some are simply never-before-seen inventions that redefine the way we measure time. Two of the movements on the list are made by celebrated independent watchmaker Christophe Claret, who, after creating unique movements for top brands over the past two decades, officially launches his own brand this year – a name to watch.