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.
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Antiquorum has a longstanding presence in Geneva and Hong Kong, and recently opened an office in Monaco. A specialist in watches, the auction house recently branched out into jewellery. Romain Réa explains how a sale is put together.
Geneva Watch Days helped make up for the absence of the industry's traditional fairs, albeit on a much smaller scale. The 16 exhibiting brands showed watches for men of taste and men of action.
In light of the unprecedented challenges we are all facing, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) has accelerated the digitalization of its Watches & Wonders concept, and will be able to launch a new online platform on April 25th at watchesandwonders.com.
With over a third of the world's population in lockdown, remote learning comes into its own. FHH Academy is making more of its classes and talks available through webinars, with the opportunity to take its FHH Certification exam online.
The first exhibition to be jointly curated by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation, both of which recently relocated to a historic building in downtown Geneva, highlights rare crafts and the "singular talents" who perpetuate these skills.
Jointly organised by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship and the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, Singular Talents presents 15 of the finest European craftsmen and women, each of whom holds a unique place in the world of artisanal excellence. It is also the inaugural exhibition of the Arcades des Arts, the newly opened gallery space at Pont de la Machine in Geneva.
From April 25th to 29th 2020, the leading names in Fine Watchmaking will be in Geneva for the 30th edition of SIHH which becomes Watches & Wonders Geneva. This new format welcomes 31 watch brands including MB&F and H. Moser & Cie. They join the Historic Maisons after four years as part of the Carré des Horlogers, which continues to spotlight the most talented independent watchmakers and in 2020 sees the arrival of five new brands.
Showcased inside a building by award-winning architect Shigeru Ban, part of Swatch Group's Cité du Temps campus in Biel, the new Omega Museum traces 170 years in the history of a multi-talented brand.