Everyone remembers their first Baselworld: the grand booths, big lights, looking up at the architectural gap above Tram stop 15. Well, this happened to be my first Baselworld, and the energy and rush of the convention I was promised did not disappoint. It was one to remember—especially for these pieces I had the chance to discover.
A piece that instantly caught my eye was Harry Winston’s 36mm Premier Delicate Silk Automatic—and, funnily enough, it held my attention for something other than diamonds (surprising, since I’m essentially a human magpie). The dial on these pieces is covered in raw silk produced from a unique farm that educates silk worms to weave the fabric naturally. The result is a piece of delicate silk untouched by man, which is then dyed and embossed with intricate curves and floral patterns. Lush and indulgent, the pieces look fit for a queen—after all, who would need a crown with that on your wrist?