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.
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Tourbillons are everywhere. Simple, flying, multi-axes, built into skeleton movements or sharing the stage with other complications, this rotating mechanism is as desirable as ever.
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.
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.
"See red", "Feel blue", "Green with envy"... expressions such as these reflect how colour impacts our mood and behaviour. Watch brands also use colour to appeal to our subconscious. Is the owner of that blue chrono buying into their desire for distant horizons? Is the lady with the scarlet automatic a femme fatale? Read on and see what the colour of your watch says about you.
The numbers speak for themselves: 15 automakers have stayed away from the 89th Geneva Motor Show (March 7-17), including Volvo, Land Rover, Opel and Abarth. Watchmakers too are conspicuous by their absence. The mechanical emulation that used to be part of the show's charm no longer keeps the dream alive. At least not on the floor.