Inside Basel Geneva

IBG or Inside Basel.Geneva is WatchTime's annual watch collector event. IBG is America's largest, most successful and most luxurious watch collector show.

Press Release: WatchTime Wins Folio Fame Award For Its Annual Luxury Watch Event Series


New York City (NY); America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, becomes the first watch magazine ever to win the USA’s leading media event award, the FOLIO Fame Award. The judges honored WatchTime’s ‘Inside Basel.Geneva’ (IBG) event series for its nine years of continuing success in attracting a large following of affluent watch collectors in several American cities. IBG received an award for "Best Expo" and an award for "Best Enthusiast Event",  making it the only luxury … [Read more...]

21 Watch Brands, 250+ Guests at WatchTime’s IBG Event in New York

WatchTime IBG New York 2013

WatchTime's "Inside Basel.Geneva" (IBG) series of watch-collector events made its annual stop in the Big Apple on Sept. 17 for its biggest show of the year. The event, which boasted 21 watch-brand sponsors and more than 250 guests, was held for the first time at New York's luxurious Pierre Hotel. Click here for photos from the evening. … [Read more...]

WatchTime “Inside Basel.Geneva 2013″ Tour Kicks Off in Chicago

WatchTime IBG event - Chicago

WatchTime's "Inside Basel.Geneva" (IBG) series of watch-collector events, held in cooperation with noted collector and watch expert Jeff Kingston and featuring more than a dozen luxury watch-brand sponsors, was held last week at Chicago's elegant Drake Hotel. Click here for photos from the event. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Inside Basel-Geneva Event Sells Out In New York


If you're still considering attending this year's Inside Basel-Geneva, the series of watch collector events conducted by WatchTime and noted collector Jeff Kingston, it's best to act fast! The New York IBG events, held on Tuesday, September 17, has now sold out. The good news is that tickets are still available for the IBG events held in Chicago (Friday, September 6), Philadelphia (Thursday, September 12), San Francisco (Tuesday, September 24), and Los Angeles (September 27). Don't delay... … [Read more...]

Early Bird Prices on Inside Basel-Geneva 2013 Tickets


Watch fans, Inside Basel-Geneva (IBG) will be upon us once again this September. Tickets are on sale now for WatchTime's series of watch collector events, held at five-star venues and featuring an array of luxury watch brands as on-site sponsors. Now we're offering a special deal: purchase your ticket before July 1 and pay only $149 rather than the full price of $169. Tickets are going fast, so act now. Click here to buy your tickets! For more info on IBG, visit our events … [Read more...]

Tickets for WatchTime Inside Basel-Geneva 2013 On Sale Now


Calling all watch aficionados… the 2013 dates for Inside Basel-Geneva — the mega-popular series of watch collector events held by WatchTime and noted collector Jeff Kingston — have been announced, and tickets for IBG in each of this year’s five cities are on sale now. Tickets always go fast, and some venues routinely sell out quickly, so click here to order yours now. Like last year’s immensely successful events, this year’s IBG will take place in five-star hotels and upscale … [Read more...]

“Inside Basel-Geneva” Hits East Coast, Draws Record Crowd in NYC


After kicking off in Chicago on September 11, WatchTime's "Inside Basel-Geneva" tour continued last week, as the popular watch-collector events, helmed by WatchTime and noted collector Jeff Kingston, touched down in Philadelphia, on September 18, and New York City, on September 20, the latter event drawing a record crowd of nearly 300 guests. … [Read more...]

“Inside Basel-Geneva” Tour Kicks Off in Chicago

Chicago IBG ballroom

The 2012 edition of WatchTime's popular "Inside Basel-Geneva" collectors' events opened up in grand fashion last week, with the first of this year's series taking place at the luxurious Union League Club of Chicago. Click here for more details and a slideshow of photos from the evening. … [Read more...]

Scenes from “Inside-Basel-Geneva” Chicago


Last night WatchTime and Jeff Kingston hosted the first of this year's "Inside Basel-Geneva" watch collector events at the Union League Club in Chicago. It was the first IBG event held at the historic venue, and judging by the response of the sponsoring watch brands and the nearly 200 guests who attended (many of whom braved the snarled traffic caused by Chi-Town's current teachers' strike), it was a smashing success. In between mingling with guests and watch brand representatives, I managed … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s ‘Inside Basel Geneva’ watch show in New York is sold out

WatchTime's very popular watch show 'Inside Basel.Geneva' (IBG) is selling out faster than ever before this year. The IBG show in New York City on September 20, 2012, is already sold out. This is no surprise as IBG has been updgraded to a world-class watch show with the USA's best 5-star hotels and private clubs as venues - and signature-style food that is being created exclusively for IBG, together with premium corresponding wines and champagnes selected by leading sommeliers. Most … [Read more...]

Fast and Curious: WatchTime Behind the Wheel of the BMW M6


Yesterday a contingent of WatchTime staffers paid a visit to BMW North America at its HQ in northern New Jersey. In between business meetings, prepared presentations, and question-and-answer sessions about the luxury wriswatch and luxury automobile worlds (BMW is an official partner in WatchTime's Inside Basel-Geneva collector events), several of us, including your humble digital media editor, had the opportunity to test-drive some of the company's coolest cars. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel-Geneva 2012 — Bigger, More Luxurious and Filling Up Fast

Inside Basel-Geneva logo

WatchTime and noted watch collector Jeff Kingston are teaming up once again in 2012 to present the seventh annual series of the popular "Inside Basel.Geneva" events, which this year will all take place in five-star hotels and private clubs and will feature more watch brands than ever before. Held in five cities throughout the U.S., several of the events are already close to being sold out. … [Read more...]

Scenes From Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 New York City and San Francisco


Inside Basel/Geneva was bigger and better than ever this year, with twice as many participating brands compared with last year - as many as 28 independent watchmakers and brands at the shows. Attendance also set all-time records - more than 300 guests in New York. This report includes more than 30 images from the New York City and San Francisco events. Let's see some watches! … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011, NYC and SF, page 2


The second event in this report took place at the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Francisco. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 NYC & SF, page 3


Here is a tiny sample of the hundreds of watches that were on display in San Francisco. Each image may be enlarged with a click. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 Kicks Off in Chicago and Miami


IBG 2011 opened in Chicago and Miami with record numbers of participating brands and best-ever attendance. The strong turnout, coupled with the most-ever brands and independent watchmakers at each show, meant moving to larger venues for 2011, making IBG 2011 a true watch fair. Come inside to see more than 30 images from the events, and don’t forget there are four shows still to come with even more brands! … [Read more...]

IBG 2011: Chicago and Miami, Part 2


Following the watch fair, it's off to dinner and Jeff Kingston's presentation, covering more than 45 brands from SIHH, Baselworld and the Geneva Time Exhibition. Jeff Kingston (left) at the podium with WatchTime editor in chief Joe Thompson. Joe will also be at every show! Joe introduces Jeff... ...and the presentation gets under way. The watch talk continues over dinner. Surrounded by gift bags as the evening comes to a close. Remember, there are … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 Gallery Test

This is a test post to see how our gallery system is working. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 Will Be Better Than Ever!


For watch enthusiasts and collectors, nothing beats an evening with fellow watch lovers, surrounded by the latest watches from the top brands, with knowledgeable executives on hand to answer questions. Add to the mix great food and wine and noted collector Jeff Kingston’s multi-media presentation of the Swiss show highlights, and it adds up to an event that simply can’t be missed! Inside Basel/Geneva is a unique event – there is nothing else like it. This year, 30 leading brands and … [Read more...]

More Brands Added to Inside Basel/Geneva 2011; Record Number Participating


Now in its sixth year, Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 will be bigger than ever – much bigger. The shows are fully subscribed with 30 brands and independent watchmakers participating this year. This is your chance to see the latest watches from the 2011 Swiss shows, and more. Look inside to see who will be there and to reserve your spot! … [Read more...]