The sports, or rather sports-style, watch stole the show at the Watches and Wonders Geneva digital fair.
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Helping us forget ongoing restrictions, the brands at Watches and Wonders unveiled an explosion of colour alongside calendar complications, our future travel companions.
As Geneva prepares to close the doors of the largest watch event ever held online, it’s en route for China and part two of Watches and Wonders, in person. Starting tomorrow, 19 exhibiting brands will be at the West Bund Art Center for Watches and Wonders Shanghai, April 14-18, 2021, for what promise to be five exhilarating days, as much for the prestigious exhibitor line-up as for the multitude of activities and highlights on offer.
Watches and Wonders gets under way today, Wednesday April 7, in an entirely new format that begins in Geneva with a digital fair and continues in Shanghai with an in-person event. Starting today, 38 of the most prestigious watch brands gather for the biggest ever online watch event. Nineteen of them will then travel to Shanghai, from April 14, for the in-person Watches and Wonders Shanghai.
Close to 500 press conferences, over 40 keynotes, a daily live “Morning Show”, six expert-led panels… and a wealth of exceptional creations revealed by the 38 prestigious participating Maisons: Watches and Wonders 2021 opens tomorrow a for a particularly intense edition that will put watchmaking in the spotlight for over ten days. Online and offline, from Geneva to Shanghai, follow this unmissable event live from anywhere in the world. Connect from tomorrow 7:00 CET to the watchesandwonders.com digital platform.
Watches and Wonders 2021 confirms its agenda and strengthens its ecosystem through continued strategic partnerships. For ten days, watchmaking worldwide will be in the spotlight - online and offline - for this major event in the industry calendar, where the leading names take the stage and reveal their latest products for 2021. It’s all set so that wherever in the world they are, whatever the platform, visitors can enjoy the Watches and Wonders experience. From Geneva to Shanghai, as if you were there!
Over the past twelve months FHH Journal has reported on watch industry news, covering everything from the markets to brands and their products. Here, in brief, are some of the events that marked this unusual year.
In the light of uncertainty amid the current health crisis, the Watches and Wonders Geneva Exhibitor Committee has taken the decision not to hold the physical Salon, scheduled April 7 to 13, 2021. An all-digital edition will be proposed on the same dates at watchesandwonders.com with new services and features, where participating brands will be able to present their new watches for 2021 and interact directly with their audiences.
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.