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.
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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.
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.
Bulgari claims its sixth world record for thinness in six years with the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic. Also revealed at Geneva Watch Days is the relaunched Bulgari Aluminium, a sport-luxe model from 1998.
Eleven brands will exhibit at this leading watch fair, to be held from September 9th to 13th, 2020 at the West Bund Art Center. In September, a unique opportunity will arise for watch lovers based in China to immerse themselves in watchmaking excellence and also to be the first to view the latest watchmaking releases for 2020.
Three weeks after the launch of watchesandwonders.com, two of this digital platform's 30 prestigious Maisons take centre stage as Parmigiani Fleurier and Arnold & Son present their latest creations.
Every cloud has a silver lining. The disastrous impact of Covid-19 on the economy in general and the watch segment in particular is forcing brands to embrace the virtual world.