As Apple Watch sales continue to climb and Swiss watch exports slide, how much does customer experience contribute to the respective appeal of these two very different products?
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First came timepieces showcasing artistic crafts, then installations commissioned by brands from visual artists. Now watchmakers are selling their creations as non-fungible tokens using blockchain technology.
Helping us forget ongoing restrictions, the brands at Watches and Wonders unveiled an explosion of colour alongside calendar complications, our future travel companions.
Beneath the sea, up in the air, scaling snow-capped peaks or simply for a day around town, the sport watch lends itself to just about every situation. From stylish to rugged, here is our selection of 13 models spotted at Watches and Wonders Geneva.
In the run-up to the Watches and Wonders digital fair, this selection from the new releases so far sets the tone for a year which, after a sobering period, sees creativity bounce back.
Consumer demand for sustainability has sent brands in search of alternatives to animal leather. This includes watchmakers, which are introducing straps in plant-based biomaterials.
Prodigiously complicated, fabulously precious (and extremely expensive), any one of these watches could feature on our holiday wishlist. For those of us who still believe in Santa, here are some of the year’s most remarkable timepieces. Because Christmas is a time for magic.
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.