The Hamilton watch company had suspended a reproduction aeroplane in the main Basel train station: "The Hamilton Watch Company was an American company that was incorporated in 1892 and produced its first watch, the 936, in 1893. The company went on to manufacture and market pocket watches andwristwatches and subsequently become a diversified conglomerate. In 1971 it became the third company of what was to later become the Swatch Group and is today one of twenty brands belonging to the Swatch Group, the world's largest watch manufacturer and marketer."
We caught the free tram from the train to the main plaza, where the event is held every year.
"Baselworld 2016 is in the starting blocks poised for take-off. Anticipation rises as the one unmissable trendsetting show gets ready to capture the hearts and minds of the 150,000 attendees and 4,000 press representatives as well as consumers around the world. The premier show representing all sectors of the world’s watch and jewellery industry goes live from 17th to 24th March, 2016"
Yes, there is a living tree in the entry plaza! And, of course, a Tudor display...