Baselworld 2009 will be held from March 26 to April 2 at the Basel Exhibition Center in Switzerland. More than 2000 companies from the watch, jewelery and precious-stone industries will exhibit their latest innovations to the lucky attendees of Basel which has grown to be over 100,000 visitors a year. Some of the trends expected in the watch industry in 2009 are materials and techniques that are being mixed, merged, combined and varied. The big watches will be seen in an especially wide variety of materials and often minimalist-design dials. The watches will have predominantly round cases, often featuring square components, are both flat and elegant. The event is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm with the exception of the last day from 9 am to 4 pm. A one day pass to the event will set you back about $55.00 US Dollars or 60.00 CHF.

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