Watches for her, watches for him, there is less of a clear-cut distinction among the year’s releases. The emphasis is more on emotional appeal as new colours enter the spectrum.
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A. Lange & Söhne
Helping us forget ongoing restrictions, the brands at Watches and Wonders unveiled an explosion of colour alongside calendar complications, our future travel companions.
Astronomical functions, automata, chimes, world time… complications require absolute mastery of mechanisms, as illustrated at Watches and Wonders.
Thousands of tiny stars seem to sparkle on the dark-blue dial of the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase in its white-gold case. It is coated with dark-blue gold flux that shimmers with a copper hue. A white-gold moon accurately orbits along its course beneath the iconic Lange outsize date.
Minimalism: a word that has gone from artistic movement to lifestyle, from Bauhausian simplicity to the promise of happiness and peace of mind. This vision of minimalism is at odds with the philosophy that has triumphed in history, as austere as it is creative, as modern as it is eternally inspiring.
In 1845 Ferdinand Adolph Lange started making watches in Glashütte, a village in the ore-bearing hills of Saxony, Germany. In doing so, he laid the foundations for a world-renowned manufactory and, more widely, a regional industry. A milestone commemorated by A. Lange & Söhne as well as by Nomos.
Watches & Wonders has travelled to Sanya, a resort on Hainan island where, after Shanghai, the exhibiting brands are again presenting their major releases for the year, including some new reveals.
After Shanghai, Watches & Wonders has arrived in Sanya, a resort on the island province of Hainan. Building on the cooperation agreement with China Duty Free Group, eleven prestigious watch brands will be present throughout October inside CDF Mall, the biggest duty free shopping complex in the world.
After Geneva and Miami, Watches & Wonders travels to China as a physical event, held September 9th to 13th at the West Bund Art Center in Shanghai, as well as a digital platform developed by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in partnership with Tmall's Luxury Pavilion.