This is part of a series dedicated to Baselworld 2017. Jack Forster is the editor-in-chief of online specialist watch magazine Hodinkee
This year Baselworld
celebrates its centenary. Based in Switzerland, the world's largest watch show welcomes 1,300 exhibitors presenting their latest creations and innovations to an influential, international audience of buyers and press.
Struggling to remember the difference between between a tourbillon and an escapement? Not sure why the Apollo 13 astronauts used an Omega to help them return home? How can some watches survive trauma that would kill the wearer?
We cover all this and more in this A to Z guide to the complex world of watches, courtesy of the team at Hodinkee
Check out the gallery above to find out more.