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WATCHMAKING 2014 / BASELWORLD - THE BASEL MARATHON

June 2014



DISCOVERING THE SOUL OF BASELWORLD REQUIRES MORE THAN TWO STURDY SOLES

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 WIN, WHINE AND WINE

And so the 2014 eight-day race came to a close. There were several obvious winners and quite a few self-proclaimed winners if you believe what you read in the news. But all in all, it was an interesting vintage that, according to the local press, seemed to more than satisfy the palate of the numerous overseas buyers.

Personally, I unearthed a few timepieces that I could live with but can’t afford and even more that the super-rich could live with and probably will when the timepieces come onto the market.

I also made a bacchanalian discovery: my friendly Editor-in Chief introduced me to a hitherto unbeknown Italian wine – Primitivo. Try a glass or two whilst reading about the Basel Marathon, it might make your legs go weak, but the event will be that much more enjoyable.

Source: Europa Star June - July 2014 Magazine Issue