FORGET THE COMING of spring, the start of the F1 season, or even the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. It’s March, this is a piece about watches and jewelry, and there is only one event in the diary: Baselworld. For seven days, the genteel Swiss city of Basel—situated on the Rhine, and home to Switzerland’s oldest university, Big Pharma and 175,000 inhabitants—is submerged beneath the horological hordes hollering, “Show me the watches.” Well, here are a few.
“Much have I traveled in the realms of gold...” wrote John Keats in “On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer,” a hymn to the joys of discovering great poetry.
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