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Baselworld 2015

After years of strong growth of watchmaker Baselworld opens this year on a uncertain mood, with the competition of the connected watch.

Baselworld 2015
A general view at the Baselworld 2015 on March 20, 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. (Getty Images)
Baselworld 2015
A wristwatch of Swiss watchmaker Corum bought by Chinese Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited (Formerly known as China Haidian Holdings Limited) is displayed in a showcase on March 18, 2015 during the watch industry's biggest annual trade BaselWorld in Basel. After years of strong growth of watchmaker Baselworld opens this year on an uncertain mood, with the competition of the connected watch. (AFP/Getty Images)
Baselworld 2015
A wristwatch of Swiss owned luxury jeweler and watchmaker Harry Winston is displayed in a showcase on March 18, 2015 during the watch industry's biggest annual trade BaselWorld in Basel. After years of strong growth of watchmaker Baselworld opens this year on an uncertain mood, with the competition of the connected watch. (AFP/Getty Images)
Baselworld 2015
Visitors use the staircase in front of a Dior display at Baselworld 2015 on March 19, 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. (Getty Images)
Baselworld 2015
Heiner Lauterbach attends the presentation of the 'VULCAIN for Heiner Lauterbach' Watch at Baselworld 2015 on March 20, 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. (Getty Images)
Baselworld 2015
Johann Schneider-Ammann (L) and Nayla Hayek attend Baselworld 2015 on March 19, 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. (Getty Images)
Baselworld 2015
An underwater exosuit is seen at the at the Hublot booth at the Baselworld 2015 on March 18, 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. (Getty Images)